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#1 Mike77

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Sorry guys, I know i've seen this info on here, but cant seem to find it ? My battery has decided to retire itself from active duty, so I need a replacement. And remember seeing something about it needing a sliver cadium (wording may be incorrect) or similar. It a 2006 1.8tdci. Thanks in advance guys :D

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Do you mean like a bosh silver?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

You've got your standard lead acid battery

One up from that is your calcium

Then top of the range would be the bosch silver which comes with a 5 year guarantee

Think this is what you need

http://www.halfords....MMYSButton=Find

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Right,,,,, I was under the impression that the tdci NEEDED a certain type of battery. Thought there was a possibility of damage to some electrical components if the wrong type was fitted,,,, Or have I just read wrong ?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

Easy answer is to go on here

http://www.halfords....65762_langId_-1

And type in your reg mate

It will automatically tell you which battery you need

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

Lol, Dont really trust halfrauds, but I get where your coming from. Just thought I'd get some info before buying one and getting it wrong. Thanks again mate.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

Lol I don't trust em either but I think the battery checker I just linked is alright

I got my bosch silver from em not long ago

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

All fords use smart charge all need a silver calcium or double calcium battery you cant use lead acid as the charging rate of 14.4v up to 18v would fry a lead acid battery quickly and cause electrical issues halfords sell lead acid batteries for fords yet they are no good

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:56 AM

All fords use smart charge all need a silver calcium or double calcium battery you cant use lead acid as the charging rate of 14.4v up to 18v would fry a lead acid battery quickly and cause electrical issues halfords sell lead acid batteries for fords yet they are no good


Very true which is why I'd never touch the cheap one n trumped for the bosch silver

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

See, I knew there was something lol. Thanks artscot. I shall buy with confidence, but hand over my money with a tightly clenched fist :-)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

:rolleyes:

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