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Battery - What Am I Looking For?

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I'm not sure where to start - the car's having a fair bit done to it to improve it, and amongst those things, I want a better Battery. The other's Ok, but I don't reckon it will last another winter and as we're likely to keep it for a bit, I am looking for an upgrade.

Can anyone tell me what I am looking for? I've been told to check for a 3 digit number on the Battery, but the only number I can find is five digits (50020R). Any ideas?

Please help a complete numpty!!

Cheers

Rob

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the original Battery was a panasonic but the replacements that toyota do are actually delphi.

i would suggest going to yr local motor factors and getting one as they come with a better warranty 3years as opposed to 2 and cost less. just go in and tell them what car you have and they'll look it up in a book.

Exide, Delphi, Bosch and varta batts are quite good from experience

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just get the biggest and highest amp/hour Battery you can fit in the Battery tray.

i bought a cheap Battery and it is pretty crap to be honest. mine has the japanese small terminals and i was in a bit of a rush as mine was knackered.

if i were you wait until the summer if you can, Battery prices drop in the summer because there isnt the demand for them.

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Thanks for the tips. So the terminals are different to Euro spec cars then?

i doubt it. your car is a uk sr so should have euro spec terminals, you should be ok.

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the batteries are all japanese spec ie the smaller ones. because the car was made in japan i suppose?

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not necessarily, my mates import GT4 has euro sized terminals.

compare the terminals to another non jap car. if they are the same size then its a normal common Battery. jap spec small terminal ones are harder to get hold of.

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Get the heavy duty Battery at Halfords. They have a small book/leaflet of the majority of cars standard and heavy duty batteries. They have the codes there - thats what I would advise mate. :)

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optima= awesome.

The Optima was what I had in mind - Yellow Top. I am told it's an 048 so will be checking around now!

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