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If you don't have a huge amps putting a strain on the charge coming from the alternator and drive the car for more than five to ten mins once its been started up most journeys then any run of the mill job would do.
I went for the Platinum Bosch one when my battery died. It doesn't get used regularly so needs a decent battery that will stand being left for days at a time all year round. It has extra warranty as well so it's worth the extra price
First time when it broke down it restarted the following morning by using a booster pack.
It also placed load on the system and according to the breakdown guy the alternator was working fine and charging at 14.4v.
Great well I shall be ordering one of the above links for delivery today.
I did try that discount code but it said it wasn't available on batteries, will try again or phone them and try to blag some money off.
If there is anything I'm missing then let me know?
Oooops, turns out that ECP only deliver same day to garages.
Called Unipart and they will have one of their perfectly suitable own branded batteries delivered to me within the hour. Covered for 3 years...
When I tried to start the car it would not come into life, I tried another few times before it did. Is this normal behaviour?
It is working now but I don't know if this points to another issue.
checked with my multimeter and it reads over 12v when off and when idling its at 14.6v.
so the first few times you turned the key to start nothing happened just dash light up but engine didnt turn over?
did you lock and unlock the car via the key fob before trying to start it? could of been the immobiliser.
would give it a few days to settle if it still causes a problem could be starter motor or faulty ignition switch.
I've said this before on here, but all batteries are the same, the only thing that differs is the length of guarantee, which is what you pay for.
I used to work with one of the big battery suppliers, and there would be regular changes of product depending on demand, so for example, remove all of the premium stickers from the premium range and stick budget stickers on, and vice versa.