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Espace IV 3.0 dCi Battery
I'm looking for a battery which is similar in performance to the original but can't find one outside the Renault dealerships who want to charge me £90!
The original is 80Ah and 800A cold cranking (from memory).
The closest I can find is 72Ah 680A. - £40
The problem is the height of the battery can't be increased as the air intake goes across the top and the width seems to be constrained to 300mm. If I could I'd gladly go for a longer higher o/p unit but I don't think the battery tray will take it.
The original is a Delphi.
Has anyone substituted a smaller battery and were there any issues? I'm thinking with all the electrical accessory loads and the large diesel engine so I would like to match the spec if possible.
The original failed within the 3yr warrenty & Renault didn't want to know. It limped along for another 4 months but really needs changing. I don't really feel like crossing their palm with that much cash for a battery that doesn't last. Might as well get a cheaper & change more frequently provided it does the job.
Currently in John J's garage:
Family car - 2004 3.0dCi Grand Espace. Fun car - Calibra 4x4 Turbo