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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #15 on: 22 January 2019, 12:08:38 »

just as an additional point.....my battery up to being replaced @ Mar 16 was fitted by vauxhall dealer with a spec. one level below the spec. listed for a 3.2 Elite (the original spec. had been deleted from Vauxhall). Even when it was new it always felt 'tired'. 

Got a correct spec. Yuasa Silver battery from The Battery Shop, Swindon with a spec. of 80Ah and 760A and a three year guarantee. With the right spec.it made such a difference - so getting the right ' high numbers' on your battery is worth it.           
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #16 on: 22 January 2019, 20:58:05 »

GM / GM tradeclub 85AH battery fits in the tray and the jacket still fits.... just
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #17 on: 23 January 2019, 18:40:06 »

Got a correct spec. Yuasa Silver battery from The Battery Shop, Swindon with a spec. of 80Ah and 760A and a three year guarantee. With the right spec.it made such a difference - so getting the right ' high numbers' on your battery is worth it.

It's that 760 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) spec that's important as opposed to the nominal battery capacity. If your old battery was below spec on CCA, even if good on nominal capacity, then you would probably notice a hesitation on cold starts. 760 CCA exceeds the spec of the factory original battery options.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #18 on: 23 January 2019, 20:15:58 »

GM / GM tradeclub 85AH battery fits in the tray and the jacket still fits.... just

What about the holder and the 3 connectors?
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #19 on: 23 January 2019, 21:20:33 »

The black plastic box? Yeh still fits on top fine.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #20 on: 24 January 2019, 19:01:25 »

The black plastic box? Yeh still fits on top fine.

Nope the 3 connectors, white, blue, brown
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #21 on: 25 January 2019, 17:56:14 »

The black plastic box? Yeh still fits on top fine.

Nope the 3 connectors, white, blue, brown
Eh?  Not sure what you mean?
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #22 on: 25 January 2019, 19:30:40 »

The black plastic box? Yeh still fits on top fine.

Nope the 3 connectors, white, blue, brown
These sit outside the battery tray, no effect as long as the battery fits the tray ;)
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #23 on: 25 January 2019, 22:30:10 »

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Lager then a 72 Ah will not fit in a V6.
A 85Ah is 315mm long and then you must remove this bracket.and there is no support for the connectors any more.
The 2.5 DTI has a different bracket but that will not fit in a V6 because of the water hose and the aircon hose and the pas hose
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #24 on: 26 January 2019, 09:31:37 »

Ah, understood.

I think mine is 74Ahr, which was the standard on later UK V6s, fitted no issues.  I'd need to double check next time the car is here.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #25 on: 26 January 2019, 12:55:54 »

Yes, 74 Ah fits perfectly, but lager not without modifications.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #26 on: 26 January 2019, 13:13:34 »

Yes, 74 Ah fits perfectly, but lager not without modifications.
Battery technology has moved on
A battery amp hour rating is NOT the way to decide what battery to fit
you need to select the correct battery type  ;)
type 096 278L x 175W x 190H max
which can be 68Ah or less to 77Ah/780cca (bosch S5) possibly more as battery technology improves  :y
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #27 on: 26 January 2019, 14:11:37 »

190 mm height will not fit, the fuse box on top of the battery is in the way.
Max height without modification is 175 mm.
So max is a Bosch S5008 or a Varta E38 type batteries
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #28 on: 26 January 2019, 14:31:45 »

Sorry my mistake, yes you can fit a standard 70/72ah battery and keep the jacket, the original battery fitted on most of my V6's (from the factory) was physically smaller and lower capacity hence I know you can 'upsize'
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #29 on: 27 January 2019, 09:41:24 »

Bought mine last November from an e-bay seller in Glasgow[they were a bit cheaper than Tayna]for 49.99p delivered.It's an 096 Lion 9000 series 72AH/720CCA,measures 278x175x175.Can't comment about the battery bag as mine has never had one.I see the same seller is now selling the same battery at 69.99p :o
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