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OEM Replacement battery

Hi folks, first post for a long time, which I guess is a good thing as it means there's not much to moan about on the car....

Does anyone know where, other than AR, I can get a replacement battery for my 159 2.2 JTS Sportwagon that has the same frame size as the original?

All my local factors keep trying to supply a replacement with a lower Amp Hour rating and a smaller frame, as do any online supplier I've tried.

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Phone up a battery supplier, like advanced battery supplies on 0800 195 98 97, give them the dimensions and spec and they will find you one no problem at all, I have used them a few times.

If the data given by the battery manufacturers is wrong, everyone will offer the wrong battery against the model!
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That's exactly what I'm finding!Even the E44 Varta Silver for the 3.2 Q4 is not as long as the O.E. Exide on my 4 year old 2.2 and only has 77Amps against 90Amps.Most replacement searches seem to give a size the same as a 147 with 63Amps.My handbook says the battery might be 60,70 or 90 Amps but no indication of engine size.I've tried a Halfords D15 that I have as a spare and it just slid around in the battery tray because the strap was too large!The Velcro insulation jacket is too large for the smaller battery as well.
I also discovered that to remove the battery strap the 13mm nut is in danger of dropping down onto the undertray,so I filled the socket with Blu-Tak so I didn't get myself into an undertray removal situation!
At the moment my Exide is left in-car,charging on a Halfords' battery conditioner in the garage so isn't letting me down yet.If it was left outside with the alarm on it would drop below 12V in a few days,hence I need a replacement.
Let us know if you find a solution to this problem.
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Got a replacement one fitted by Halfords - good amps and reasonable price plus 5 yr guarantee
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