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  1. 2016 Polo 1.4tdi 6r I've recently had to charge the original battery on my car. The battery is a Varta AGM with these details on it 7P0915105 68ah 380a DIN 680a EV/SAEG5 . The battery below is I'm told the replacement one from Tanya. Just like someone who has more experience than me to confirm that this is the correct one before I shell out for it Thank you
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    1.4tdi 6r

    Hi I own a 2016 1.4tdi Polo 6r which due to the lockdown has a flat battery. I think the battery is coming to the end of its life and needs replacing soon. Can I fit a new battery myself or is it a VW job ? I've heard that doing it myself can cause major problems with the various electrical components including the CD player and radio. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks in anticipation Chris
  3. Just replaced battery and out of curiosity checked idle current (car locked, all off) - stabilized at 200mA. Is that expected - or something is draining battery? (The old one lasted about a week when parked) M.
  4. Hi all! Hoping for a bit of advice, my breadvan keeps cutting out 5minutes or so into a drive, doesn't start again. The first time it happened I was just setting off from some lights and the engine just died, battery light was solid on the dash after it cut out and it wouldnt start again. I sat around for 2hrs waiting for recovery and I was getting no spark. After getting towed home, I came back to the car 4hrs later and it started first time and sounded absolutely horrible! Sounded like it was underwater. I didnt drive it, didnt start it more than 3 times and got the same underwater noise. I came back to the car the day after turned the key and it started multiple times as normal as if there were no issues at all. I checked spark plugs, leads, ignition coil contacts. Ended up changing the leads and cleaning a lot of corrosion off of the ignition coil contacts. Took the car down the road, no more than 5 minutes of driving and the same happened again, this time I was cruising along the road, not pushing the ol' girl at all, just going steady eddy. I popped the hood, checked the carb, pushed the car off of the main road, cranked it and she started again. I sat in the car while it was idling for 10minutes hoping it would give me a sign of what was going on, but nothing happened, I managed to get it home where I am safe from the ticket man. Worth noting - All filters are less than a year and 8000 miles old - head was rebuilt 6 months ago with new belts, new valves, new gasket, new thermostat and housing - Alternator bearings are worn and noisey. Any help would be appreciated. Below is a picture of my beloved.
  5. Wondering if anyone could help on this. I’ve recently bought a 9N3 GTI, it’s had a new battery fitted within the last month or so and it keeps going flat. I’ve taken the negative wire off and done a drain test, it’s draining at 4-4.5amp, so the battery goes flat in no time. Haven’t had the time to start pulling out fuses, but wondered if anyone else has had any similar issues? Any help would be appreciated. All lights are off, boot light is disconnected etc.
  6. Hi Happy New Year to all! Have very low use Polo 1996 1.4 - 24k miles since new. Rarely use it so battery forever needs charging. Plus that battery is pretty old now - was a Halfords 4 year warranty model. Planning move to country where it will presumably get enough use to stay charged! In shopping for a replacement, should I go for a regular 5 yr warranty Exide, Varta or Bosch (dearest) or, I read about AGM batteries working well with low mileage vehicles, not just stop/start ones. Anyone got experience of AGM batteries and whether the double cost results in double life? Otherwise, does anyone have any recommendations for battery brands/suppliers? When looking online, I seem to get recommended 2 different model nos by the reg plate scanners. Is there a difference between a 012 and a 063 type? Maybe for my purposes, there isn't going to be a huge difference in perfromance between a 4 or 5 year warranty and I should just for the cheapest? Your thoughts, experts?! Many thanks
  7. Hi, I have had my 2002 Polo since 2011 and never had to change the battery. It stands most of the time unused outside our house with occasional runs. I took it out this afternoon and ran it for half an hour and parked up, radio, sidelights and blower on for about 20 mins forgetting myself of the consequences. I came to fire it up and the battery was completely dead. Not even a sluggish whrr you usually get when turning the ignition. I got a jump start and it imediatley started and ran as normal. Just parked up and left outside. What I do notice is the car seems more sluggish to drive, not as perky as it has been. I have a yearly service and it had it's MOT in October. Does this seem like it needs a new battery ?
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