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    Dieselgate Golf Plus 2011 - new stop start battery. Is it worth it?

    The stop-start function is failing on my 2011 Golf Plus 1.6 TDI. New batteries cost 250-325 plus fitting. Is it worth it? How long will the battery last? It's been in the car at least five years. This car is part of the dieselgate class action.

    Can I just fit a cheaper non stop-start battery?

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    A Yuasa 9000 is not as much, what you want is an AGM battery.
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    Does that need to be fitted by a garage? My local independent garage told me the new battery has to be fitted properly so the software recognises it's a new battery.

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post.

    Replacement batteries have been talked about on here if you search.

    Yuasa Battery

    https://news.yuasa.co.uk/wp-content/...15_INT_web.pdf

    Lucas Battery

    http://www.lucaselectrical.co.uk/dow...-catalogue.pdf

    Exide Battery

    http://www.exidebatteries.com.au/Dow...nt%20Guide.pdf

    https://www.exide.com/eu/sites/defau...olutions_0.pdf

    You may need it coding but that will depend on the battery.

    Battery Coding

    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Maybe be cheaper to buy a modern battery charger. Wife's Polo battery was declared U/S years ago but "conditioned" with a CTEK charger is still going fine.
    2015 Golf SV SE 2.0 TDI-CR, DSG, climate, KESSY, parking, winter pack, dark rear glass, park assist
    Engine code: CRLB
    Gearbox code: QMM

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    Excellent little devices those CTEK charges.
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    Thanks for the advice. Apologies for jumping straight to posting....
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