Need Recommendations for Car Battery

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  1. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
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    As per subject title, I need to replace my car battery so would greatly appreciate any recommendations from ZTH friends here for brands and maybe also where to buy around Klang Valley. So far I've used Century Marathoner, Yokohama (the old black one before Gold), and Delkor. All MF type but not entirely happy with any of those, especially the Marathoner, coz they all will go flat within just a few days left idle in my Mark X.

    Btw I'm no rich person, so my budget is just around rm200 for NS60L size, maybe at a stretch, max no more than rm250 only if it's really damn good!

    Thx in advance guys!
     
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    I heard from people that Panasonic brand is a good one.
     
  3. sweelt

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    i use 3K brand 70A, rm230ish 1 yr ago. Thai made but MF (tauke mention can tear the sticker n refill). So far ok.
    Since i relocate battery to rear, Warm start no more bad idle Or just my feeling lol...:biggrin:
     
  4. gunnerzz

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    kiI have been using Yuasa either local made or japan made.
    Yes, if u are lucky or you search hard enough you will find made in Japan Yuasa.
    if i recall correctly the made in Japan one has ECO R or ECO CR on its face. This one is the best i have used.It survive 2 years with less than 10k km driving.
    None of them will go flat or weaken even after 2 week of no start up.

    Abt a year ago i had to buy other brand which is century as its emergency, it wont have enough juice to start the engine even after a week.

    If your engine bay space permits then u can go for N70 type battery which have extra capacity which i doubt it can fit.

    Or,buy the cheap china made battery charger.i got mine for abt rm80 from a seller at mudah.so far its serving me well.

    the pic show my battery charger and the not so reliable Century battery.The green battery is Lucas brand.not bad,2 years plus on city driving.
     

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    using hitachi mfx.... cant remember how much, but it is decent with 2 years warranty
     
  6. 6UE5t

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    Yeah, I've checked the specs also and seems better than average but not as widely available and rather expensive (certainly over rm200).

    Hmm never heard of this one before.

    I've used Yuasa long time back for my old cars in Jakarta. That's the same group with GS brand also right? I will try look for those.

    Yeah that's the same Century Marathoner I used before, not good. I actually want to use NS70 but my terminal is smaller type hence need to convert to bigger ones, a bit inconvenient. Plus with the NS60L, it's interchangeable with my wife's Livina so easy to switch if needed. So I actually want to get one with the highest possible power out of the NS60L within my budget.

    It's that also a jumper kit so can jump start if the battery goes flat? Very cheap if just rm80.
    Lucas battery, ok I'll try check those out too, thx.

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    This Yuasa Japan is it?
    http://www.mudah.my/Maintenance+Free+Yuasa+Car+Battery+-57378823.htm

    Yeah but that one is expensive, so far they're selling at least rm300 leh!
     
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  7. lsm1991

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    wait it was so exp?? hmmm...... mines 65D26 (NS70) i think, dont think i paid more than 250 for it before* trade in, unless i paid 350 and not 250.... maybe i should check the receipts when i get home....
     
  8. alcyon

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    I like panasonic MF as it has a condition indicator, which doubles as a fill hole .
     
  9. 6UE5t

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    NS70 is even more expensive, probably rm350 or something like that. I'm offered for NS60L already rm300, some other ads in mudah selling rm350 for the same.

    All MF battery has that indicator.
     
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    I recommend these guys : http://www.bateriku.com/

    My wifes Myvi broke down at GlenMarie. She called these guys (after I told her to) and they delivered and installed an Ameron (entry level one) for RM165. Which is dirt cheap for a NS40. New battery and 1 year standard warranty. Give them a call and see.

    Ameron and Panasonic are pretty good imho.
     
  11. lsm1991

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    hmmm... i better check my receipts... I either got it for dirt cheap or basically cannot remember how much i actually paid for it. I got mine from an acquaintance, cant remember where the place was but they sold alot of kochi batteries (which my dad has used before and aren't bad either)
     
  12. 6UE5t

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    Yeah I also heard many recommendations about Amaron from India. But the price is a bit on the high side while the spec at least on paper is just normal (but it's claimed to use silver platting). I was offered around rm200+ for NS60L with 15 mths warranty.
     
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    call/google for bateriku.com


    they provide free door to door service (or where your car was stranded)...

    they take older battery trade in for rm20 also which is quite high (most just take rm10)

    and they gave u amaron battery....

    which is from many review quite reliable and got really high CCA...

    changed mine last few week....

    55D23L battery when testing fresh out of box having 804CCA!!! and after few minute idling it increased to 816CCA..

    so far never saw any other 55D23L battery available locally that have high CCA rating as this amaron battery
     
  14. 6UE5t

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    Huh over 800cca?? That's like more than double normal rating for my NS60L size, but yours is also bigger size battery. How much did you pay for that?
     
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    Have you got a heat shield for the battery? Most of the batteries I have been using last around 18 months to 2 years only. Then I add a heat shield for my Chery SUV, and that battery lasted 3 and a half years and that was a normal marathoner only.
    Same time did heat shield for my Hyundai. My Hyundai uses the clamp at the bottom and the only battery that have the edge for the clamp was the Century hybrid non MF type. Even that lasted 3 years.
     
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    Have you check whether you have parasitic leak? Meaning some equipment drawing power even though car is off
     
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    The mudah ad show the same logo design.only different is that mine last time is printed on the battery in green colour.

    The yellow box is only a charger not jumper kit.
     
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    Thats very interesting data..
    I did search on the net about Amaron and their website is full of customer complaint in India.However all the complaint i read is for motorcycle battery.
    Could be that export has better quality.
     
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    I changed all mine to NS70 and they cost like RM210 to 230 from spare part shop
     
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    The Bateriku recommendation came from Pomen too :biggrin:

    Anyway, I recommended them because their batteries are cheap. I've asked the price for the same NS40 battery elsewhere and it's all 190 and above. For 165 regardless of brand, that's cheap.

    I've been a huge supporter of Amaron since their batteries have a failing indicator similar to panasonic. Unlike other brands that just out of the blue die off, Amaron and Panasonic both give off tell-tale signs like a struggling starter, dimming lights, etc before completely dying off after a week. Other brands I've come across seem great until it isn't.

    That 200+ was from bateriku?
     

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