88 1/2 Countach Battery

88 1/2 Countach Battery

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carspath

Original Poster:

714 posts

135 months

Friday 16th October
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The battery is now almost 7 years old , and over the last year has been taking ever longer to recharge with a CTEK .

So its time for a new one .

Any suggestions re :
- Brand
- Whom to get it from
- AGM vs Standard ?
- Sealed vs Refillable

I changed it myself 7 years ago -- but please remind me of any precautions / actions that i should take before / while doing the change-over

Thank you

Ferruccio

1,317 posts

77 months

Saturday 17th October
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I go AGM on all my cars now.

On my Countach (5000S) you need to shave a bit of the ridge off the bottom of the battery to get it in. Not straightforward.

johnnyreggae

2,492 posts

118 months

Saturday 17th October
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Good mail order source = tayna - they also have a configurator to choose

carspath

Original Poster:

714 posts

135 months

Saturday 17th October
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Thank you both .

Ferruccio , please could you educate me as to why you have chosen to use AGM batteries in all your cars .
I have very little knowledge about of batteries , but believed that they were particularly suited to Stop-Start technology

TheAnimal

3,463 posts

151 months

Saturday 17th October
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Might be worth giving these guys a call too:

https://www.eurospares.co.uk/

Ferruccio

1,317 posts

77 months

Sunday 18th October
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carspath said:
Thank you both .

Ferruccio , please could you educate me as to why you have chosen to use AGM batteries in all your cars .
I have very little knowledge about of batteries , but believed that they were particularly suited to Stop-Start technology
My experience is that they are stronger for longer.
With Diablos and Murcielagos changing the battery is a pain, as you have to take a wheel off, so longevity helps.

carspath

Original Poster:

714 posts

135 months

Sunday 18th October
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Thanks Ferruccio , that makes sense .

So AGM it is .