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Hi guys,

I tried to start my car this morning and it was really struggling to turn over, the more i tried the slower it would turn over to the point where nothing happened. I have been having trouble starting my car over the past 6 months or so, it would start fine for a couple of weeks and then all of a sudden it wouldn't start at all, it would turn over fine but wouldn't start. I have also noticed that it generally takes about twice as long to start as normal, its a small difference but it is noticeable.

I am in work this morning but I am going to try again later and it wouldn't surprise me at all if it starts no problem.

Any ideas? Maybe something for the garage to sort out!

Thanks

Kryton
 

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Hi k9d, I live in Burnham-On-Sea.

I thought it might be the battery but wasn't sure as it isn't even a year old!

FYI, I am not going to have internet access for the next 6 hours as I am working but I'll reply after 4.

Cheers ;)
 

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Ahh, deepest Somerset then, I'm near Frome the other side of Somerset so I'm afraid your not in the I'll pop over with me jump leads sort of range, sorry.
 

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ok np lol ;)

I tried to start my car again but it was almost completely dead so i think i need a new battery. Really annoying as the battery I have isn't very old. I could recharge it but i don't have a charger and it looks like a tacky piece of c**p anyway, was quite cheap from my local garage but I had no choice but to replace it as my old one was completely dead, even the RAC man couldn't get it going.

I think I might get one from halfords, maybe a bosch silver one, costs £99 for the heavy duty one and £114 for the standard one (seems odd the standard one is more expensive). Could get one of the halfords batteries which are a little cheaper but i like the bosch brand, i know i'm getting something good and it comes with a 5 year guarantee. All I need to do is get the car started to get it up to halfords lol.

What do you think?

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If you get a new battery then I recommend that you get an 063 type and not an 075 type (as per the OEM battery). The 063 type is smaller / lighter and has more than enough juice to crank over the engine even on the coldest of days. They're also cheaper than the 075 type.

I've got a Bosch Silver in mine (an 063 type) which I got from Halfords although they're not the cheapest place to get them but I needed one urgently so I had no choice but to pay their premium prices. The one you want is the Bosch S5001 (063 type) which has a 52Ah rating (Halfords label this the HSB063 and add an extra years guarantee so you get 5 instead of the usual 4 that Bosch offer). Halfords charge £84.99 for this battery but you can get one for £61.94 with delivery from Max Autoparts...

BOSCH SILVER PLUS S5001 063 12V HEAVY DUTY CAR BATTERY

If it dies within 4 years (or 5 if you get it from Halfords) for any reason then you get a replacement battery free of charge under the terms of the guarantee as long as you have the original receipt.
 

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i had one of the same make of batterys in my last car for a couple of years & it never let me down even with the scottish weather would recomend
 

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I ordered the bosch 063 from halfrauds last night, I would have got it cheaper from the other link but I really need to get my car up and running asap so decided to pick it up today. Just need to put it in and make sure it works.
 

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Hey guys,

Managed to get the battery in today and it started up straight away. It is running a lot better too :)

Thanks
 
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