Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Search the maintenance guides for answers to 99.999% of Omega questions

Pages: 1 2 [3]  All   Go Down

Author Topic: How much for a Focus battery?  (Read 507 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21270
  • Isn't she lovely.
    • Signum 2.8 T & Jaguar XFR
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #30 on: 06 October 2018, 10:23:05 »

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.

I have two.One large and one small. :)
Logged

STEMO

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Up North
  • Posts: 10075
    • Astra 2.0 diesel
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #31 on: 06 October 2018, 10:42:25 »

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.

I have two.One large and one small. :)
As long as they both work......no one's going to see them, only your wife.
Logged
If you are offended by anything I post, sorry. Just thought I'd get that in now.

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21270
  • Isn't she lovely.
    • Signum 2.8 T & Jaguar XFR
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #32 on: 06 October 2018, 10:43:50 »

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.

I have two.One large and one small. :)
As long as they both work......no one's going to see them, only your wife.

I knew that was coming. ;)
Logged

STEMO

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Up North
  • Posts: 10075
    • Astra 2.0 diesel
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #33 on: 06 October 2018, 11:18:50 »

And, as Mark said, only in India. As you have an Indian car...........
Logged
If you are offended by anything I post, sorry. Just thought I'd get that in now.

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21270
  • Isn't she lovely.
    • Signum 2.8 T & Jaguar XFR
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #34 on: 06 October 2018, 11:21:52 »

And, as Mark said, only in India. As you have an Indian car...........

It was the portly admin.
Logged

STEMO

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Up North
  • Posts: 10075
    • Astra 2.0 diesel
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #35 on: 06 October 2018, 11:38:31 »

And, as Mark said, only in India. As you have an Indian car...........

It was the portly admin.
Yep, that's the fella  ;D
Logged
If you are offended by anything I post, sorry. Just thought I'd get that in now.

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 21270
  • Isn't she lovely.
    • Signum 2.8 T & Jaguar XFR
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #36 on: 06 October 2018, 12:09:04 »

And, as Mark said, only in India. As you have an Indian car...........

It was the portly admin.
Yep, that's the fella  ;D

He knows where the biscuit tin is kept. :)
Logged

TheBoy

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 97251
  • Millennium Man
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #37 on: 06 October 2018, 14:06:05 »

And, as Mark said, only in India. As you have an Indian car...........

It was the portly admin.
Yep, that's the fella  ;D

He knows where the biscuit tin is kept. :)
Hmmm, I appear to be munching on a cookie as I read this....
Logged
I don't tolerate bickering, and I'm always grumpy.
And Lizzie Zoom says I'm a heartless bastid...and she's absolutely correct!

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 10469
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: How much for a Focus battery?
« Reply #38 on: 06 October 2018, 14:08:18 »

Mind your fingers :D
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.
Pages: 1 2 [3]  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.167 seconds with 21 queries.