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Old November 5th, 2018, 13:54   #1
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I am having a hard time figuring out which battery will work in my Golf. The battery in now is very large (12x7x7approx) but when i check around, all the batteries suggested for my car are very small. Will these work to fit in the battery area?
I was looking at Walmart's Value Power group 65 (seems to have the correct V & amp), but I was told to get the Maxx H5, group 47.
I am on a tight budget so don't want to go to a VW dealer or let the local guys order an expensive one.
Anyone replaced their older Golf battery recently?
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Old November 6th, 2018, 10:40   #2
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The battery you need is an H7, which is also known as group 94R.

In my experience, most of the look-ups in parts stores are wrong, and the dealers are not much better.
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Old November 6th, 2018, 10:45   #3
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The dealer actually sells the correct battery at a competitive price.

The H7 is a common battery. Dodge Caravans and Chevy Silverados use them.

It is NOT an H5/47. That is two sizes too small.
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Interesting, did not know that caravans and Silverados used H7s. That explains why almost everyone has one is stock.
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It is NOT an H5/47. That is two sizes too small.
OP: your diesel has much higher compression than a gasser and needs a right-sized battery to turn 'er over in the mornings. Don't let someone sell you the wrong one just 'cause a chart tells them it should fit. Odds are they may be looking at the gas engined-version of whatever vehicle they are looking up.
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Old November 8th, 2018, 08:25   #6
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I've only ever replaced our '01 Golf's battery with new ones from the dealer. Currently on only the third in seventeen years...
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