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    Replacement battery for my D4

    The battery on my D4 has been on the way out for a while now. The wife has been caught a few times and had to be jumped started. I've charged it on the CTEK a few times and its come up OK for a while but then died. ISO certainly isn't helping things at the moment. I'm going to change it out and be done with it. The current battery is an Exide CPLA10655CA 90Ah.

    After reading through a number of historical threads a number of options have been put forward.
    I've listed a number of them below with the exception of a Bosch option as I wasn't sure of the exact replacement model for Bosch.
    The Super Start battery at $365 looks like a good option relative to the others.
    What would you recommend?

    1. Varta G14; 850CCA 95Ah,weight 26.4kg
    $532
    LONG SHELF LIFE SPILL & LEAK-PROOF START STOP AGM POWERSPORTS BATTERY VARTA G14 4016987144527 | eBay

    2. Odyssey PC1350 AGM; 770CCA 95Ah, weight 30kg
    $520
    ODYSSEY BATTERY PC1350 DRY FIT AGM BATTERY BMW M3 M6 X5 X6 530 740 MERCEDES | eBay

    3. Odyssey PC1700 AGM; 875CCA 78Ah, 27.6kg
    $530
    ODYSSEY PC1700 AGM DRY FIT BATTERY BMW AUDI LANDROVER JEEP PC1700MJT DEEP CYCLE | eBay

    4. Super Start SS88TI AGM; 1180CCA 92Ah, 26.5kg
    $365
    SSB STOP START AGM SS88TI LEAK PROOF BATTERY 12 VOLT EUROPEAN MERCEDES BMW AUDI | eBay

    I also read about needing to reset the BMS with a diagnostic tool. I don't have a diag tool. Is this a necessary step?

    Thanks in advance.
    BeeGee

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    Have you tried de-sulphating the battery first? Chances you値l restore a lot of charging capacity.

    Most quality battery charging units (eg CTEK, KickAss) have a reconditioning mode

    Just a thought
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    You could try Brian痴 suggestion.

    Failing that - #4
    Definitely not 2 or 3.

    And yes, BMS reset is required or it will think it still has a dud battery.
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    My battery is also on its last legs. It hasn稚 failed to start the engine, yet, but is slow to turn over and had about 5 errors logged the other day all related to low voltage.

    I知 going to pop into Goodchilds sometime this week to get a price and availability on the SSB SS88Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    The battery on my D4 has been on the way out for a while now. The wife has been caught a few times and had to be jumped started. I've charged it on the CTEK a few times and its come up OK for a while but then died. ISO certainly isn't helping things at the moment. I'm going to change it out and be done with it. The current battery is an Exide CPLA10655CA 90Ah.

    After reading through a number of historical threads a number of options have been put forward.
    I've listed a number of them below with the exception of a Bosch option as I wasn't sure of the exact replacement model for Bosch.
    The Super Start battery at $365 looks like a good option relative to the others.
    What would you recommend?

    1. Varta G14; 850CCA 95Ah,weight 26.4kg
    $532
    LONG SHELF LIFE SPILL & LEAK-PROOF START STOP AGM POWERSPORTS BATTERY VARTA G14 4016987144527 | eBay

    2. Odyssey PC1350 AGM; 770CCA 95Ah, weight 30kg
    $520
    ODYSSEY BATTERY PC1350 DRY FIT AGM BATTERY BMW M3 M6 X5 X6 530 740 MERCEDES | eBay

    3. Odyssey PC1700 AGM; 875CCA 78Ah, 27.6kg
    $530
    ODYSSEY PC1700 AGM DRY FIT BATTERY BMW AUDI LANDROVER JEEP PC1700MJT DEEP CYCLE | eBay

    4. Super Start SS88TI AGM; 1180CCA 92Ah, 26.5kg
    $365
    SSB STOP START AGM SS88TI LEAK PROOF BATTERY 12 VOLT EUROPEAN MERCEDES BMW AUDI | eBay

    I also read about needing to reset the BMS with a diagnostic tool. I don't have a diag tool. Is this a necessary step?

    Thanks in advance.
    BeeGee
    Have you looked into Delkor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianElloy View Post
    Have you tried de-sulphating the battery first? Chances you値l restore a lot of charging capacity.

    Most quality battery charging units (eg CTEK, KickAss) have a reconditioning mode

    Just a thought
    Thanks Brian. I've got a CTEK XS15000 that seems to have a reconditioning function so will give that a crack first.

    If not, I'll probably get a quote from Goodchilds Batteries tomorrow and compare against Option #4 above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kero View Post
    Have you looked into Delkor?
    No, but will give Challenge Batteries Osborne Park a call tomorrow to get their advice and see what they come up with as well vs Goodchilds. Challenge are usually big on Delkor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Thanks Brian. I've got a CTEK XS15000 that seems to have a reconditioning function so will give that a crack first.

    If not, I'll probably get a quote from Goodchilds Batteries tomorrow and compare against Option #4 above.
    It値l take a couple of goes to completely de-sulphate

    I routinely do both of mine monthly
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianElloy View Post
    It値l take a couple of goes to completely de-sulphate

    I routinely do both of mine monthly
    Noted, thanks Brian.

    I just jump started her and took her for a long drive first. And now she's on the CTEK in recond mode overnight. If all is well I will repeat the recondition in a couple of days. I did note that when I jump started the Disco the interior lights were on so that probably didn't help things, on top of the lack of driving over the past month in ISO.

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    Update.
    Reconditioned the battery overnight on the CTEK. Showing 12.9V this morning, so will keep an eye on it for a few days and see how it goes.

    However, as a backup plan I rang Goodchild Batteries this morning as well as Challenge Batteries.
    Goodchilds recommend a Bosch LN5 AGM for $326. 95Ah 850CCA
    Challenge recommend Delkor LN5 AGM for $400. 95Ah 900CCA
    vs
    From ebay. Super Start SS88TI AGM; $365. 92Ah 1180CCA

    If I do need to replace, given the introduction of the Bosch and Delkor options into the mix which of the 3 options would you go for?
    cheers

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