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After putting up with a recurring dead battery issue I have now come to the conclusion that the battery needs replacing. I don't want this post to turn in to another discussion regarding the battery drain issue as there are already several posts on the subject.
I would just like to know if anyone has replaced their original battery, what they replaced it with and how the battery has performed.
 

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I use a Yuasa YBX5100. Halfords also stock it at a ridiculous price (without trade card).

It is the same shape as the OEM battery with better CCA. So, it's an "upgrade".
 

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I use to supply Yuasa batteries in the car accessory shop I use to work at, they are really good batteries, yeah Halfords do charge way over the top on batteries but certain companies only deal with certain brands, it’s very hard now days to get a higher cca output on a specific shape battery. Like the 063 their was 3 or 4 types on this depending on power output some batteries have only 1 power output , might be only 1 for the ST I don’t know but need to investigate,m. Batteries are not just batteries anymore. Even though you find one the same shape, need to look out for the terminal layout, cca, ah and if it’s a normal acid battery or those type of batteries for stop start cars and also if it has a vent in it for breathing.
 

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The one plus with Halfords is their 5 year guarantee batteries.

I had 3 batteries in 12 years on my Escort and only paid for 1 no questions asked.
 

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Because of the stop/start it needs an EFB or AGM battery. The former being cheaper - that's why Ford installed it I guess.
 

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I remember looking at batteries myself but never ended up replacing, but the one I was interested in was a Bosch.
Trust in the Germans m8 😆
 
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