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SimonBash
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 am    Post subject: Batteries - Yuasa HSB096 from Halfords Reply with quote

Hi All,

My car has the above battery in which the previous owner bought last August from Halfords (who fitted it), and provided a 5 year warranty.

As mentioned in a previous post, my car suffers from the lazy crank issue and Alex pointed out the battery could be one or/the culprit.

OPC were asked to look into the issue and said the battery failed their tests. Their recommendation was unsurprisingly to replace as follows:

Replace Battery
Recommended 3 months

Replace Battery : Battery Remove And Reinstall : (Main Work) : Includes Electrolyte Fill And Charge
£240.28


What I am keen to get you guys input on is whether it’s worth trying to get Halfords to replace the battery under warranty (seems decent at £120) or if I need a better battery?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t believe Halfords battery warranties are transferable between owners?

I have that battery in my 4S and not had an issue. Admittedly, wouldn’t have been my first choice of battery would’ve preferred a Bosch, but was in a rush one Sunday afternoon and only left with that choice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

toddy2 wrote:
I don’t believe Halfords battery warranties are transferable between owners?

I have that battery in my 4S and not had an issue. Admittedly, wouldn’t have been my first choice of battery would’ve preferred a Bosch, but was in a rush one Sunday afternoon and only left with that choice.


Looked on the battery warranty info on their website and it’s not clear on that point. Worth a go as I need to pop back there to get them to check (my installation of) the car seats I bought from them yesterday.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take battery to Halfords and let them test it for you (takes about 30secs and free).

I’ve had no end of issue with the Halfords 5-yr ‘silver’ batteries since they switched from Bosch to Yuasa. Appears the Yuasas don’t like irregular use. Nevertheless Halfords have exchanged quibble-free each time (on my third now).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TurboRob wrote:
Take battery to Halfords and let them test it for you (takes about 30secs and free).

I’ve had no end of issue with the Halfords 5-yr ‘silver’ batteries since they switched from Bosch to Yuasa. Appears the Yuasas don’t like irregular use. Nevertheless Halfords have exchanged quibble-free each time (on my third now).


Thanks for the info, will get them to test it and see where we go.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Batteries - Yuasa HSB096 from Halfords Reply with quote

SimonBash wrote:
Alex pointed out the battery could be one or/the culprit.

OPC were asked to look into the issue and said the battery failed their tests.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Batteries - Yuasa HSB096 from Halfords Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
SimonBash wrote:
Alex pointed out the battery could be one or/the culprit.

OPC were asked to look into the issue and said the battery failed their tests.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TurboRob wrote:
Take battery to Halfords and let them test it for you (takes about 30secs and free).

I’ve had no end of issue with the Halfords 5-yr ‘silver’ batteries since they switched from Bosch to Yuasa. Appears the Yuasas don’t like irregular use. Nevertheless Halfords have exchanged quibble-free each time (on my third now).


That rings true for me on my old Triumph bike. Always draining due to irregular use of the bike. Put in a Lithium Ion battery, worked a treat, never had battery problems again. Probably cost a lot more for the Porsche though I guess.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need the receipt to maintain the warranty otherwise they dont know when it was installed.

I have a Halford Yuasa in my 996, completely died after 3 years. Normally on charge but had a loose earth strap prior to it dying so not sure if that lead to its downfall or not.

They tested it at halfords and think it was pumping out 3v or something so swapped it without an argument
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you have a Porsche warranty or wish to put one on the car you are paying a premium for an inferior product when buying a Porsche battery.

I bought a F18 Varta Silver Dynamic Car Battery 85Ah

https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/f18/
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the very same battery until last weekend. Seems they just die at 4-5 years, mine's been on Ctek charger all year round (maybe that's a bad thing!) but just replaced with a new one as warranty was just over 5.5 years old.
£101 for 5.5 years (£20 per year) I'm not gonna complain about though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't mention the model of car. But slow cranking in a 997 gen 1 car could be due to a faulty earth strap.Porsche had released a Technical Bulletin on the subject. Did the OPC only test the battery (you pimed them of a battery fault) or did you book it in for slow cranking (more thorough check including Earth Strap or other causes)?

I'd only recommend a Bosch S4 or S5 or equivalent in the Varta range (same battery). That is, if you are going to be changing it. Tayna are very good - their advice is very helpful.
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