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Battery replacement

Post by Merkur » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:04 pm

The last couple of batteries I have had were Bosch Group 47. Part number 47-600B. They fit well and look good under the hood. Bosch have discontinued that battery so I am looking for suggestions. The Bosch 96R-590B seems like it will fit although it doesn’t have the bottom hold-down ‘lip’ like the stock battery. The dimensions and CCA specs are close.

Is anyone using this battery or have other recommendations?

Paul
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Re: Battery replacement

Post by mjfpjf » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi Paul
With six cars I've run through a lot of batteries
I've had my best luck with Interstate
Worst luck with Optima
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Re: Battery replacement

Post by John Brennan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:17 pm

I usually go to O'Reilly's or NAPA... no big deal.
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Re: Battery replacement

Post by thesameguy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:01 pm

I am using whatever battery a 1995 W124 Mercedes E320 would use. Unfortunately I can't read the BCI number in my own picture. :)

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I know a friend of mine used a battery in common with a B5 A4 V6 and it fit well.

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Re: Battery replacement

Post by markley007 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:20 pm

I just replace mine but I went with a Duralast gold because of the 3 year replacement free warranty and 5 years prorated . Wasn't too bad in price either 182 out the door.
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Re: Battery replacement

Post by Merkur » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:11 pm

OK - just to close out this question, I ended up with another Bosch battery and got a pro-rated discount off the new one since it is warrantied for 96 months - 8 years! Thanks for all the suggestions but I wanted one that fit exactly as the OEM one did with the lip and hold-down clamp and the top strap.

Even though the old battery is discontinued, it is replaced with another one which is just about identical in size and has a little better cold performance. Not that I need that.

The new part number for reference is Bosch PJBH5-650B.

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Re: Battery replacement

Post by morlynon » Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 am

Sounds like you made the right decision. My current Interstate battery doesn't give me problems so far.

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