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    Default Battery for BMW E60 530i 2008

    I was in the market for a battery and went to Repco & Supercheap and they referred me to an equivalent Century battery but when I installed it I found that the new battery was shorter than the original. Also, the original is 640 CCA while the new one is 580 CCA. Did I get the right battery? The original is the white one in the attached pictures.

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    have you used it, can you take it back?

    I'm not sure if it's the right one, but I would suggest popping to batter World, they are great, and will check and install if you like..

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    Thanks for your reply JnrDavo. I rang Battery World and they have the Yuasa 780 CCA for $335 and the AGB/Century 760 CCA for $399 but I don't know if I could bring myself to pay that amount for a battery. I think I'll stick with the one I've got for now considering I got it for $220 and my wife would be happier knowing I spent less.
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    That looks like a DIN 75 or 85, if it hasnt been used, take the battery back and switch it for a bigger one. Take the original with you to match it if you have to. A lower CCA battery will work for a while but all batteries degrade over time. All cars will have a minimum CCA needed to start it so the higher the original CCA of the battery, the longer before it drops below this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMils View Post
    Thanks for your reply JnrDavo. I rang Battery World and they have the Yuasa 780 CCA for $335 and the AGB/Century 760 CCA for $399 but I don't know if I could bring myself to pay that amount for a battery. I think I'll stick with the one I've got for now considering I got it for $220 and my wife would be happier knowing I spent less.
    I have ALWAYS stuck to " Never buy a battery with less CCA" as I have heard of others having issues, especially as the battery ages.
    MORE is always better

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    yeah, especially if you live in a colder part of Oz..

    https://www.autobatteries.com/en-us/...nking-amps-cca

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