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Old 14th October 2020, 07:23 PM
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Default Varta 020 or Bosch S5 015

Looking at replacing my battery in the near future, once I have replaced my door handle. These two seem to be decent and I currently have the Varta.

Anyone replaced their battery with either of these with good or bad experiences?
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Old 14th October 2020, 09:28 PM
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I recently replaced the battery in a D4 3.0TDI, I ordered an OEM replacement from my local dealer and it was a Varta with an Audi part no on it. The old battery was the one it left the factory with and had lasted 9 years and was also a Varta.

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Old 14th October 2020, 10:36 PM
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Thanks Joe. I need to check if mine is factory fitted part or not. If it is, it's 12 years old now and might be past it's best. The Varta is only a few quid more so not a price issue
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Varta is OE
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Old 15th October 2020, 03:14 PM
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Varta is OE
Thanks. I will be ordering the Varta at some point then. Just ordered the driver's handle today at 135 from TPS (ouch) - seems to be going up every year!
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Old 15th October 2020, 09:13 PM
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Might be worth trying TPS for a price for the battery, my replacement via a main dealer was no more expensive than any local tyre/battery place for an equivalent.
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Old 16th October 2020, 01:11 PM
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I'll give them a call. ETKA pricing which is usually spot on shows the battery at around 230 and a replacement Varta can be had for 120ish
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Tps stoke no longer serve me.
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Old 18th October 2020, 11:43 PM
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I fitted the varta 020 two years ago.
No apparent problems.

123 quid.

Didn't code it.
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Tps stoke no longer serve me.
The have clamped down since Covid. Luckily I have an account

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I fitted the varta 020 two years ago.
No apparent problems.

123 quid.

Didn't code it.
Thanks. I will check it out when my handle turns up and I get it painted and fitted. I do have VCDS so will code it
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