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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

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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.
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    Excellent little devices those CTEK charges.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    Thanks for the advice. Apologies for jumping straight to posting....
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