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Hi Nick, 

The Jaguar label on top of the battery seems a clue to the fact that the battery was Jaguar fitted..  I always write the date of fitting a new battery on the battery myself.

The varta battery I changed  last year was one that you didn't have to top up with distilled water, which is an indication of its age.

Peter.

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hi

there usually a heat stamp on the battery somewhere with the date if there no label

later varta batteries used color codes

cheers

Joe

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+tell+how+old+a+car+battery+is&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b#kpvalbx=1

 

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I can't seem to find any indication of date but I have tested the voltage and it averages out at 11.6v which is too low for a 'good' battery.

The upshot is that I'll get a replacement battery before the cold weather leaves me stranded 😞

Thanks for all the helpful comments, much appreciated.

Nick

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  • 2 weeks later...

I decided to replace my battery and used Halfords Autocentres to do it. They gave me a very good price for a Yuasa battery (£147.00) and included the fitting, saving all the car settings and getting rid of the old battery. They were very polite and did a good job. I know some people don't like Halfords but I thought they were ok.

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hi

for that price I would of bought a AGM battery from the battery mega store, hankook agm, superb battery, gel dont leak, well recomended, 5 year garantee https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/hankook-sa59520.html

also are you a member, did you use your 15% off card from the jaguar owner club at halfords

cheers

Joe

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I changed my battery in December 2016, when it was just 5 years old.

We have a small accessory shop  very close to where we Iive which I always use.  I got a Platinum Battery fitted for £102.  They are heavy things to lift!

Peter.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I have been having battery problems on and off for the last year. Drove down to Cardiff Friday afternoon ,no problems ,went to move the car a couple of hours after arrival and I have a full failure display , New battery fitted,but I was surprised that the failed battery was only 650 watt and a Jaguar battery where as the replacement is 900.

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Hi Mike,

I have come across this before.  A member, who had just bought a Jaguar found that the heating and demist systems were not working and when I said it could be the battery he told me that a new one was fitted by the dealer from whom he bought it, and sent me a photograph.  The battery was a 500amp and would have just about started a mini.

I have a Platinum 800 amp on my Jaguar and as I don't do many long trips I put in on charge once a fortnight.  Luckily I have an exterior socket outside the garage, and it is doing its job now.

Regards,

Peter.

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