Battery for 123d

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Battery for 123d

Post by wambam87 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 am

Hi peeps

Ive recently been nursing my battery putting off getting a new one. However the past week has seen a drop in temps overnight and each morning the car has re-set the clock and other items. So its time to finally get a new one, Firstly what battery SHOULD be on my car as my start-stop has never worked since owning the car ( not a bad thing in my eyes) which may point to why it isnt possibly.

Battery Fitted to mine = Genuine BMW VRLA/AGM 12v 80ah 800A 800cca
Suggested battery to fit to mine on several websites is a = AGM 12c 95ah 790A 859cca

Any pointers would be fantastic as you all know these batteries arnt cheap!

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Re: Battery for 123d

Post by stevesurrey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 pm

How old is the car ?
If its likely to be the original battery I would suggest fitting the same size again as that will just need registering to the vehicle. If you change battery size further coding work is required.
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Re: Battery for 123d

Post by wambam87 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:58 pm

its a 08 vintage , ive been searching and im struggling to find one with the exact same specs .

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Re: Battery for 123d

Post by Toed64 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Yours is likely to be a 019...I think. I think that's what I fitted to a relative's 123 a couple of years ago. It's an AGM, which is important if you have start/stop. The specs you quote are close: slightly more powerful than the one fitted. Speccing up is not a bad thing.

Whatever you buy, you'll need to get it coded to the car...consequently, getting an identical spec may not be is not absolutely essential.

I have bought from Tayna a few times and most recently Batterymegastore (£40 cheaper than anywhere else for a high spec branded battery for my Shogun).
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Re: Battery for 123d

Post by wambam87 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:35 pm

tayna.co.uk have a 019 AGM however its a 95ah not a 80 for £149 , but a friend has a halfords card and i can get a YUASA AGM one that matches all the specs my current one has for £140. so think its the YUASA !

Cheers peeps for the help

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