Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 19
997 : 2004- 92
996 : 1997-2005 44
993 : 1993-1998 5
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 14
Cayman : 2005- 16
Cayenne : 2003- 8
Macan : 2014- 0
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
ballcock
Sepang


Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 2881
Location: Dublin

1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Any New Thoughts on Batteries? Reply with quote

Hi all,
I’ve been extremely lucky with my battery, a Bosch Silver. It has lasted ten years without trouble.
It’s time to change it before it lets me down.
Is Bosch still the go to brand for our cars or are there other thoughts?

Yuasa has been recommended to me by a friend who is in the UPS business ..
What are the thoughts on this ...

http://www.halfords.ie/motoring/bulbs-blades-batteries/car-batteries/yuasa-5-year-guarantee-hsb096-silver-12v-car-battery

Thanks!
_________________
'96 Iris C2 vario manual coupe, Koni FZD's/M033's RSR's and HID's.
‘98 996 C2 Tip pressed into daily service.

Ex '83 W460 LWB G Wagen updated with OM602 engine and 6 speed 'box
Ex. '99 996 C2 manual coupe.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Montreal


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 501
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still think the Bosch Silver is the Daddy, sure it'd be cheaper than the one from Halfrauds as well. 10 years says it all really Very Happy
_________________
Now - Jaguar F-Type 2014 3.0 S Quickshift ,White/ Red interior (theme here!) Loving it .
Previously - 997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
ballcock
Sepang


Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 2881
Location: Dublin

1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stu .. finding it difficult to source here in Dublinium Mad
_________________
'96 Iris C2 vario manual coupe, Koni FZD's/M033's RSR's and HID's.
‘98 996 C2 Tip pressed into daily service.

Ex '83 W460 LWB G Wagen updated with OM602 engine and 6 speed 'box
Ex. '99 996 C2 manual coupe.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stevewak
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 08 Jun 2013
Posts: 367
Location: UK


PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's got to be German. Varta are good.

The search comes up with this: https://www.varta-automotive.com/en-gb/battery-finder?type=pc&year=1994&make=92&model=160&engine=3002&etn=577+400+078%7C574+012+068%7C570+901+076%7C&rec_etn=574+012+068%7C&ss_etn=&literal_search=%7B%22type%22%3A%22Passenger+Car%22%2C%22year%22%3A%221994%22%2C%22make%22%3A%22PORSCHE%22%2C%22model%22%3A%22911+%28993%29%22%2C%22engine%22%3A%223.6+Carrera+%28200+kW+%2F+272+PS%29%22%7D
_________________
1995 993 Carrera 2 Slate Grey/Marble Grey + Black
2002 BMW 330i Touring
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
peterzoom
Monza


Joined: 25 Jul 2016
Posts: 185


2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last couple of years I have changed 4 batteries. 3 were for cars and one on my motorbike.

The Boxsters were showing signs of tired battery syndrome (slightly lazy turnover when starting etc). The 986 had a LION battery (thats the brand not what the battery said Floor ) it was two years old and out it went for a Bosch Silver, wow what a difference, even the central locking sounded livelier.

The 987 had a Bosch Silver / Porsche unit and was a solid 10 years old, needless to say it was replaced with a Bosch Silver, although not a Porsche branded one. Even if it lasts half as long it will have been worth every penny. Like the 986 the electrics seemed decidedly livelier once fitted, funny how you get used to the gradual deterioration of things.

The 996 got the same like for like Bosch Gold as a precaution as the battery had been flattened a couple of times in rapid succession by a faulty alarm module and didn't feel quite the same afterwards. It was 7 years old though, so maybe getting past it.

On the bike I changed the YUASA for a direct replacement from the same manufacturer. The outgoing unit was 5 years old and for a bike battery, in my experience, that is really good going. It was a no-brainer to choose the same brand after it had performed so well. Only , slightly, odd thing was that the new YUASA was heavier than the outgoing one, I imagined that it might be lighter Dont know

So, overall, I would stick with the Bosch for cars and the YUASA for bikes, based on my own experience of service life/cost/reliability
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Tycho
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 15 Jul 2012
Posts: 280
Location: West Yorks

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just put that Yuasa battery on last week, recommended by my mechanic friend.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
RobIpswichUK
Kyalami


Joined: 27 Aug 2010
Posts: 1981
Location: Ipswich (at a guess!)

1994 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Tayna.co.uk for batteries (just don;t go for the recommended i.e. cheapest option!). Got three batteries from them over the last couple of years and couldn't beat their prices (and quick delivery).
_________________
Rob
'94 C2 Iris Blue (+ White Stripes!) Cup 2's, Big Ovals, FSD's/Eibach, OMP Strut Brace, 200 Cell Powerspeed Cats, 1.75" Hollamby Exhaust bypass, Carnewal FPB.
Mercedes SL (R230 lowered + AMG wheels)
Range Rover Sport V8 (L320 chipped)
TT Roadster (standard - wife’s daily!)
W211 E320CDI Barge (must not forget - NEED TO SELL!)
E91 320d SE Touring (must not forget - NEED TO SELL!)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stevewak
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 08 Jun 2013
Posts: 367
Location: UK


PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobIpswichUK wrote:
Try Tayna.co.uk for batteries (just don;t go for the recommended i.e. cheapest option!). Got three batteries from them over the last couple of years and couldn't beat their prices (and quick delivery).


Agreed - fantastic service.
_________________
1995 993 Carrera 2 Slate Grey/Marble Grey + Black
2002 BMW 330i Touring
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum