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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #15 on: 05 October 2018, 14:17:59 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

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What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #16 on: 05 October 2018, 14:51:01 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

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What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #17 on: 05 October 2018, 15:01:00 »

Thanks should avoid Start Stop then, for as long as I can.

Everything is stacking against the DIY'er for car work.  :(
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #18 on: 05 October 2018, 15:22:19 »

Thanks should avoid Start Stop then, for as long as I can.

Everything is stacking against the DIY'er for car work.  :(
We used to just turn s/s off after starting up...PITA.
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #19 on: 05 October 2018, 16:16:59 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #20 on: 05 October 2018, 16:55:10 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
No.
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #21 on: 05 October 2018, 17:09:37 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
No.

Go on......elaborate.
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #22 on: 05 October 2018, 17:56:42 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
No.

Go on......elaborate.
Well....our captur had one battery.  ;D
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #23 on: 05 October 2018, 18:37:04 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
No.

Go on......elaborate.
Well....our captur had one battery;D


So.....I'd be better off discussing this with a man who knows his arse from his elbow when it comes to cars. :)
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #24 on: 05 October 2018, 19:11:49 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
No.

Go on......elaborate.
Well....our captur had one battery;D


So.....I'd be better off discussing this with a man who knows his arse from his elbow when it comes to cars. :)
Or you could try fending for yourself for a change. Google is a massive resource.  :)
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #28 on: 06 October 2018, 03:31:47 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

Jag owners are lazy clueless bastards.
Yup, if the forums are anything to go by...
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Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #29 on: 06 October 2018, 03:33:46 »

If its Stop/Start technology (a stupid idea from the outset), it'll be AGM.

The quoted price doesn't sound that unreasonable for a dealer supply and fit with no discounts.  Obviously more than I would want to pay, but then I'd do it myself.

It seems on the Jag forums, your average XJ owner thinks 600 is reasonable for a genuine battery (clearly badged as Varta), because the dealer knows best ;D

 :o :o :o

What is special about AGM?  :-\

Thankfully the mummy bus does not have start-stop.
AGM batteries are an absolute necessity with start/stop. A standard one would give you no end of problems. On modern cars, certain things will not operate if the battery is below 70/80%, start/stop being one of them. On wifey's s/s captur, things like air con, heated rear screen would not work if battery was below 80%.

I thought stop/start function was covered by the second motorcycle-sized battery. ???
Only in India.  Most have a single battery.
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