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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old January 18th, 2004, 10:39   #1
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Default Correct Battery Size for 2001 Golf TDI

I just go my car and I think the battery is too small, mine is a 700 amp hour, but I think Canadian tire recomends an 840. Does anyone know the correct size?
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Old January 18th, 2004, 11:23   #2
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Default Correct Battery Size for 2001 Golf TDI

Hi:
Get the biggest mother of a battery you can squeeze into the battery carrier. This applies to all cars, but even moreso to a diesel. Measure your battery and it's carrier then go see what CTC recommends, how big it is and if there are any bigger that will still fit.

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Old January 19th, 2004, 07:15   #3
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What is ETKA?

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Old January 19th, 2004, 09:57   #4
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Default Correct Battery Size for 2001 Golf TDI

Check the archives (is search back up?)
The battery is a special size particular to VW and sold only by the dealer, but we've found a few that work well.
You probably need more than 700CCA, check your old battery and get at least that.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 10:00   #5
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The perfect fit [img]/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] :




it's produced by Douglas and is an exact match. i have no idea where you boyz in the GWN will purchase it, though.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 13:22   #6
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Default Correct Battery Size for 2001 Golf TDI

I bought one from Canadian Tire and it fits really well with the mounting hardware that VW uses. It's got the feet that fit exactly. The battery that comes with the car is 650CCA's and the Motomaster 72 is 680 CCA's so a bit more powerful. I"ve had it for a year and it still cranks super well in super cold weather and it fits really well. You won't have to make any mods. It was like 89.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 15:34   #7
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Thanks for all the info, I guess mine will be fine b/c it was free. is there a place that has all these types of specs and more.
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