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Question 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.

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