Where to Buy Bosch Car Battery cheap?

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Where to Buy Bosch Car Battery cheap?

Anywhere within 10km USJ/Subang/Sunway.
 

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I used Bosch S5 last time.. sucks major balls man. Get century marathoner.
 

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I use Bosch S3 last 2 years 7 months.. By the way anyone know any shop near subang/usj?
 

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Seldom see Bosch batteries. The spare parts shop and even tyre shops I go to, have not seen them there....:smokin:
 

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Seldom see Bosch batteries. The spare parts shop and even tyre shops I go to, have not seen them there....:smokin:
My regular spart parts shop tells me that Bosch warranty claim is a pain in the a$$. Most don't carry because returning would mean retesting of the battery la, if nothing wrong cannot claim la, etc etc
 

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I used Bosch S5 last time.. sucks major balls man. Get century marathoner.
Recently trying out yokohama.......:biggrin:
I'm currently using both Century Marathoner and Yokohama on my cars. Both batteries cannot last being left on my Mark x for a week idle even though on my Livina they both can still have enough charge to start. So every time I go overseas for a week or more, I will always need to switch batteries between the 2 cars to start my Mark X. Any idea of a stronger battery?

Panasonic for life!
How is the price compared to Century or Yokohama and is it stronger?
 

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My regular spart parts shop tells me that Bosch warranty claim is a pain in the a$$. Most don't carry because returning would mean retesting of the battery la, if nothing wrong cannot claim la, etc etc
Oh! probably that why don't see them around.
Most of the batteries I use last from 18 to 30 months, so did not claim before until I tried Century Ultramax which give 21 months warranty. This one died just before 21 months so the shop gave me another Century battery but the other model the Marathoner. No questions asked, plug his battery tester on, show low power, gave me another battery......lol:biggrin:
 

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Oh! probably that why don't see them around.
Most of the batteries I use last from 18 to 30 months, so did not claim before until I tried Century Ultramax which give 21 months warranty. This one died just before 21 months so the shop gave me another Century battery but the other model the Marathoner. No questions asked, plug his battery tester on, show low power, gave me another battery......lol:biggrin:
21 months is so short leh! I'd expect a battery to last >24 mths. Anything below 24 mths I consider them crap battery already.
 

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Other batteries warranty only 12 months.....lol
Ya but aside from warranty, your Ultramax really died before 21 mths so that's not good. My first batteries on both my cars lasted more than 2 yrs (>3yrs on the Livina and 2.5yrs on the Mark X). My batteries now is also already >2yrs and even that I'm still not so satisfied as both cannot last in my X for a week idle. I want to find something that can store their charge longer so can last a week idle in my X.
 

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I'm currently using both Century Marathoner and Yokohama on my cars. Both batteries cannot last being left on my Mark x for a week idle even though on my Livina they both can still have enough charge to start. So every time I go overseas for a week or more, I will always need to switch batteries between the 2 cars to start my Mark X. Any idea of a stronger battery?



How is the price compared to Century or Yokohama and is it stronger?
You need those deep cycle cells, like Optima. Most likely something in your Mark X is sipping power while its stationary.

https://www.facebook.com/optimabatteriesmalaysia/
Optima Yellow Top D34 12V 55ah fitted well in Kia Forte..
Enquiry contact: 016-769 8811

I also curious how much is it. Go ask.

The other brand that's being raved about is Amaron, but its nothing special, don't think its very different from normal ones.
 

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You need those deep cycle cells, like Optima. Most likely something in your Mark X is sipping power while its stationary.

https://www.facebook.com/optimabatteriesmalaysia/
Optima Yellow Top D34 12V 55ah fitted well in Kia Forte..
Enquiry contact: 016-769 8811

I also curious how much is it. Go ask.

The other brand that's being raved about is Amaron, but its nothing special, don't think its very different from normal ones.
My suspicion are my security systems (alarm & immobilizer).

Optima must be expensive leh surely at least more than double the price of normal ones. Some also mentioned Amaron got good cold cranking amp in the Mark X FB club but that's also like double the price of normal ones.
 

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Ya but aside from warranty, your Ultramax really died before 21 mths so that's not good. My first batteries on both my cars lasted more than 2 yrs (>3yrs on the Livina and 2.5yrs on the Mark X). My batteries now is also already >2yrs and even that I'm still not so satisfied as both cannot last in my X for a week idle. I want to find something that can store their charge longer so can last a week idle in my X.
Actually lucky it died just before 21 months, so I got a new battery. If died just after 21 months, got to buy new battery......lol:biggrin:
 

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How is the price compared to Century or Yokohama and is it stronger?
Very little is cheaper than Century. Panasonic is one of the higher priced ones, NS60 for example friend friend price (got a friend working in Eneos) is still RM220. But that's for the lower current one. There's a higher current version which is marginally more expensive. Something like RM250 or something.

Yes, Panasonic 1 size has 2 different power outputs. You probably wanna have a look at those.

Optima Yellows these days brand new sell for 600 and above depending on size. But they last forever. Like minimum 5 years forever. So cost effectiveness is pretty good. But you gotta make sure you're not boiling the battery with your turbo or manifold. Any battery exposed to that much heat will fail prematurely. If you compare your battery with those in the boot like those found in BMW, those with boot batteries last much longer, no heat!
 

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Very little is cheaper than Century. Panasonic is one of the higher priced ones, NS60 for example friend friend price (got a friend working in Eneos) is still RM220. But that's for the lower current one. There's a higher current version which is marginally more expensive. Something like RM250 or something.

Yes, Panasonic 1 size has 2 different power outputs. You probably wanna have a look at those.

Optima Yellows these days brand new sell for 600 and above depending on size. But they last forever. Like minimum 5 years forever. So cost effectiveness is pretty good. But you gotta make sure you're not boiling the battery with your turbo or manifold. Any battery exposed to that much heat will fail prematurely. If you compare your battery with those in the boot like those found in BMW, those with boot batteries last much longer, no heat!
My budget is only around rm250-300 tops, don't want to spend more than that on batteries. I'll look for the Panasonic next time around then.
 

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Very little is cheaper than Century. Panasonic is one of the higher priced ones, NS60 for example friend friend price (got a friend working in Eneos) is still RM220. But that's for the lower current one. There's a higher current version which is marginally more expensive. Something like RM250 or something.

Yes, Panasonic 1 size has 2 different power outputs. You probably wanna have a look at those.

Optima Yellows these days brand new sell for 600 and above depending on size. But they last forever. Like minimum 5 years forever. So cost effectiveness is pretty good. But you gotta make sure you're not boiling the battery with your turbo or manifold. Any battery exposed to that much heat will fail prematurely. If you compare your battery with those in the boot like those found in BMW, those with boot batteries last much longer, no heat!
Pana is more expensive as for RM220 can get NS70 already.
Different output nowadays could be different model name. Those days they were either N40, N40Z or NS60 have different ampere and CCA

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My budget is only around rm250-300 tops, don't want to spend more than that on batteries. I'll look for the Panasonic next time around then.
Your budget can get NS70 size if that is the size you are using......:driver:
 

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Your budget can get NS70 size if that is the size you are using......:driver:
I cannot use NS70 coz my terminals are the small type! So can only use NS60L, sigh...:banghead:
Maybe that's why also not enough juice to start after 1 week idle.
 

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I cannot use NS70 coz my terminals are the small type! So can only use NS60L, sigh...:banghead:
Maybe that's why also not enough juice to start after 1 week idle.
Why don't you just buy a charger and extension cable, assuming you're not staying in a condo.
 

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I cannot use NS70 coz my terminals are the small type! So can only use NS60L, sigh...:banghead:
Maybe that's why also not enough juice to start after 1 week idle.
A good battery can last up to 3 months not hooked up. If already fitted to car, usually 3 to 4 weeks should not be a problem because alarm system, clock, HU standby, etc., draining it. If yours drain off in a week, probably you have parasitic leak, means something drawing power. My car having that problem, have sent to 2 wire man also don't know what is wrong. I google youtube and tested myself and found the draw coming from my ignition line, so now when I park at home I pull out the ignition fuse. Then when want to use car, plug back fuse. A little problematic but it works, battery not dead.....hhahhahahaha:biggrin:

If can only fit NS60 size then your budget good for the Panasonic battery. Anyway, most sedan cars comes with NS60 size only, and most upgrade them to NS70. However my SUV comes with NS70 as standard.....:driver:
 

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Why don't you just buy a charger and extension cable, assuming you're not staying in a condo.
Well unfortunately I am staying at a condo.

A good battery can last up to 3 months not hooked up. If already fitted to car, usually 3 to 4 weeks should not be a problem because alarm system, clock, HU standby, etc., draining it. If yours drain off in a week, probably you have parasitic leak, means something drawing power. My car having that problem, have sent to 2 wire man also don't know what is wrong. I google youtube and tested myself and found the draw coming from my ignition line, so now when I park at home I pull out the ignition fuse. Then when want to use car, plug back fuse. A little problematic but it works, battery not dead.....hhahhahahaha:biggrin:

If can only fit NS60 size then your budget good for the Panasonic battery. Anyway, most sedan cars comes with NS60 size only, and most upgrade them to NS70. However my SUV comes with NS70 as standard.....:driver:
My only suspicion is the blinking lights on my Viper alarm plus the Clifford immobilizer. Or maybe my car audio. I don't know, how to test leh? I'm very nub at electrical. Maybe next time I just unplug the terminal.

I need to change the terminals to big size to use NS70, not convenient as it's all factory fitted and clamped already. If got adaptor terminal kit then that would be great.
 

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unplug terminal no alarm. car senang kena towed
 

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Well unfortunately I am staying at a condo.



My only suspicion is the blinking lights on my Viper alarm plus the Clifford immobilizer. Or maybe my car audio. I don't know, how to test leh? I'm very nub at electrical. Maybe next time I just unplug the terminal.

I need to change the terminals to big size to use NS70, not convenient as it's all factory fitted and clamped already. If got adaptor terminal kit then that would be great.
You will need amp meter. Unplug positive terminal on battery then hook meter between battery and positive terminal. Switch off as per normal, then see if there is current draw. Low current draw I think below 1 amp is normal for the clock, HU standby etc. If the current draw is high (mine is 3 plus amp) then you one by one unplug your fuse. Start with those in main engine compartment and followed by those in the passenger compartment. Any fuse drawn and the draw current drops or stop then trace what fuse is that. From there trouble shoot what is drawing the current....:driver:

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Yup, that's the risk but my condo is so far very safe now. If my battery lost juice also the same, alarm would not work anymore.
My mechanic got one client lost his Evo 6.5 from Condo car park.....:banghead:
 

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You will need amp meter. Unplug positive terminal on battery then hook meter between battery and positive terminal. Switch off as per normal, then see if there is current draw. Low current draw I think below 1 amp is normal for the clock, HU standby etc. If the current draw is high (mine is 3 plus amp) then you one by one unplug your fuse. Start with those in main engine compartment and followed by those in the passenger compartment. Any fuse drawn and the draw current drops or stop then trace what fuse is that. From there trouble shoot what is drawing the current....:driver:

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My mechanic got one client lost his Evo 6.5 from Condo car park.....:banghead:
Hmm I'll try test first when got time. I think my multi meter also already not working now, almost never use.

Well like I said even if I activate alarms etc like normal but then the battery run out of juice, all those things also will not work anymore. I have a few extra steering and pedal locks though and my condo so far is very secure. I hope if really got thieves hunting in my condo, they would target other cars as there are many more interesting and expensive cars there with less locks than mine. Evo 6.5 TME is a rare gem so it's a thief magnet.
 

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DIY TT! :biggrin:

These days any excuse to TT
Hahaha, I never know when and where you guys TT also, never seem to match my time as well.
Usually I'll try DIY myself and maybe get my boys to help if needed for father-son bonding time. So I teach them also about cars little by little by doing these.
 

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Hahaha, I never know when and where you guys TT also, never seem to match my time as well.
Usually I'll try DIY myself and maybe get my boys to help if needed for father-son bonding time. So I teach them also about cars little by little by doing these.
My X also idle on weekday and only drive on weekend, so far the battery seem ok.:driver:
 

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My X also idle on weekday and only drive on weekend, so far the battery seem ok.:driver:
Hmm I never left it idle for only 5-6 days. So far I've left it for 8-9 days and it went flat already.
What battery do you use now?
 

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Hahaha, I never know when and where you guys TT also, never seem to match my time as well.
Usually I'll try DIY myself and maybe get my boys to help if needed for father-son bonding time. So I teach them also about cars little by little by doing these.
My son no interest at all in cars. He only washes it when told to. Is my daughter who is into cars. That day change battery she did it herself.....hhahahhahaha:biggrin:

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Hmm I never left it idle for only 5-6 days. So far I've left it for 8-9 days and it went flat already.
What battery do you use now?
8-9 days flat, probably need new battery already........:driver:
 

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My son no interest at all in cars. He only washes it when told to. Is my daughter who is into cars. That day change battery she did it herself.....hhahahhahaha:biggrin:

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8-9 days flat, probably need new battery already........:driver:
Well my younger boy seems to have more interest on cars now than his older brother. Now he's the one who plays more GT6 with me and when we were at workshops or looking at cars, he's the one who seems more keen to observe closer and longer. However they both might gain more interest later once they can drive. My older son now already ask me to just buy the Evo as a 3rd car so later he can drive it also! :biggrin: I also gained so much interest on cars only after I learned to drive and then watching F1 races during Senna vs Prost time.

Nope, that already happens since the battery was just a few months old! After I start my X using battery from my wife's car then put back the X battery and drive, then it's all normal already.
 

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Well my younger boy seems to have more interest on cars now than his older brother. Now he's the one who plays more GT6 with me and when we were at workshops or looking at cars, he's the one who seems more keen to observe closer and longer. However they both might gain more interest later once they can drive. My older son now already ask me to just buy the Evo as a 3rd car so later he can drive it also! :biggrin: I also gained so much interest on cars only after I learned to drive and then watching F1 races during Senna vs Prost time.

Nope, that already happens since the battery was just a few months old! After I start my X using battery from my wife's car then put back the X battery and drive, then it's all normal already.
My mechanic third son show plenty of interest from very young. Even when in secondary school and college time, he spend his holidays at the workshop helping out, even in servicing and repairs. Then suddenly interest change and went on to study IT then got a job and seldom see him already.....hhahahhaa

In that case, probably is parasitic current draw, since you mentioned battery new also like that. Mine same case, new battery after one to two week did not drive battery flat.....:banghead: