2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - mal

My battery is showing it's age and have been deciding on it's replacement.

I am a great believer in having power in reserve and after a bit of research I read on one site that it was a worthwhile upgrade fitting an AGM battery if you are not doing many miles and mostly short runs.

I do 6000 miles per year and my runs are mostly local with the occasional 15 mile trip into town.

I also need better battery to run my Blackvue twin dashcam in parking mode.

I have narrowed my choice to a Bosch S5 AO8 096.

Any comments would be appreciated.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s5a08/?gclid=CjwKCAiAu9vwBRAEEiwAzvjq-730KMk-rGVL8HebMHwYGNuPSg2vdEdExlIXr0ZAo37-yCSivSEGDhoCusAQAvD_BwE

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - Dag Hammar

If you go to the UK forum for owners of the Vauxhall Grandland X there is one thread/topic which may be of interest to you as there is some discussion regarding AGM batteries but you’ll need to go through quite a few posts to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Thie link below should take you to the site but if it does not, then a google search of Grandland X Forum should bring it up. Then look for the topic Stop / Start issues

Hope that may be of interest to you.

https://www.grandlandforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=167&start=140

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - mal

Cheers for replying, I do not have a problem with stop start as the car does not have the stop start system, i am just after fitting the most advanced battery suitable for my car as regards mileage and journeys.

Edited by mal on 10/01/2020 at 22:13

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - Dag Hammar

You’re welcome. I felt that amongst all the words regarding the stop / start issues there does appear to be a fair amount of positive comments regarding AGM batteries. Of course, they are more costly. From personal experience I have been very satisfied with Varta batteries.

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - bathtub tom

I wouldn't fit any battery that wasn't to original spec on a modern car. What with 'smart' charging systems, stuff 'coded' to ECUs and who knows what else.

If the original battery's lasted ten years, why go looking for trouble?

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - elekie&a/c doctor
I would call the Honda dealer. They very often have good deals on genuine batteries.
2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - Ian D
www.coxmotorparts.co.uk sell genuine Honda batteries at 20% off inc delivery if you want to go down the genuine route, although that may not be as high a capacity as the alternative non original ones you can get
2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - Falkirk Bairn

2 years ago the Beast from the East killed my CRV battery.

Cox Motor parts delivered an identical Varta battery - discount, prompt deliver the next day, fitting took 10 minutes and from memory under £70. Job done.

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - gordonbennet

Genuine Toyota replacements for the twin batteried Landcruisers are not to the same spec as OE fitments, they are priced about the same as you can find 4 year Exide/Varta, the new pair fitted when i bought the car are doing all i ask of them though i doubt they'll see the long life of the originals, talk on the LC forums suggest OE spec (Yuasa) would special order and over £200 each, where the standard Toyota labelled replacements worked out at some £140 the pair, i can definately buy Yuasa 5 year warranty batteries much cheaper than that, GSF who sell Yuasa have a sale on till the 13th if my memory serves if of use to the OP.

Might be worth checking if the replacement from Honda is the same spec as OE or if the same applies as the Toyota situation, like the OP i tend to buy the best warranted and highest capacity (Yuasa) battery i can find when the time comes to replace, but i run cars too old to need anything as daft as the battery programming to the vehicle and have no wish to join yet more electrickery designed solely to filch your wallet.

Edited by gordonbennet on 11/01/2020 at 09:12

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - mal

Replies appreciated and still managing on the old Varta battery due to the milder weather and regular charging.

A new battery does not need to be programmed to my vehicle.

This does however put my mind at rest regarding fitting an AGM battery as an upgrade to a non stop -start vehicle.

https://batteryworld.varta-automotive.com/en-gb/advantages-agm

2010 Honda CRV 2.2 iDtec - Upgrading to an AGM battery - kiss (keep it simple)

Don't AGM batteries need a slightly different charging regime? If your car's system isn't set up for them it could shorten its life. You might be better off with an enhanced flooded type.

Edited by kiss (keep it simple) on 03/02/2020 at 16:44

 

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