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I'm going to replace my battery. Does it go without saying that it's best to get the official Honda part? Or are there better brands worth using instead. e.g. I saw a Bosch battery on eurocarparts. Not much difference in price so just trying to go for the best one, long lasting, reliable etc.

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Just done the same mate, got the Bosch one from eco with 3 year warranty iirc. Can't go far wrong
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Nice one cheers. The Honda battery is on sale, making it about the same price as the Bosch. Still go for the Bosch one do you reckon?!
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Am I right in thinking its the Bosch S4? If so this is a good price

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I ordered the BOSCH last month, works fine for my Type-R, only problem I had was with the positive terminal connector; it is literally 0.5 - 1mm too loose; so I just duct taped it down; to stop it from "bouncing" off whilst driving. Probably just a really bad combo with my specific car + the specific battery I received from ECP.


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Hi all,

I'm going to replace my battery. Does it go without saying that it's best to get the official Honda part? Or are there better brands worth using instead. e.g. I saw a Bosch battery on eurocarparts. Not much difference in price so just trying to go for the best one, long lasting, reliable etc.

Thanks!
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I ordered the BOSCH last month, works fine for my Type-R, only problem I had was with the positive terminal connector; it is literally 0.5 - 1mm too loose; so I just duct taped it down; to stop it from "bouncing" off whilst driving. Probably just a really bad combo with my specific car + the specific battery I received from ECP.
Having a loose connection like that would really worry me... the connection needs to be spot-on, otherwise you will definitely have starting problems one day.

When I recently needed a new battery for my diesel Accord (same one as the diesel Civic) an OEM battery from Honda (made by Delphi/Johnson) was actually cheaper than I could get a Bosch S5 for, and the specs (Ah and CCA rating) were identical... So I got one from Honda.

I often hear of people having problems with how badly the Bosch ones sometimes fit. And I would definitely avoid getting a battery that had terminals that were too small.
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I ordered the BOSCH last month, works fine for my Type-R, only problem I had was with the positive terminal connector; it is literally 0.5 - 1mm too loose; so I just duct taped it down; to stop it from "bouncing" off whilst driving. Probably just a really bad combo with my specific car + the specific battery I received from ECP.
I have the same problem with the Bosch one I bought, but I did manage to get it a tight fit in the end with some brute force. That being said, if I bought again I'd just get Honda as it does make me a little uneasy that it's not a great fit.
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Sounds like it could be a common issue, then of course go for a Honda battery - would of done the same had I known.

Fixing it isn't a difficult job; just need to either brute force it like you did, or just get the terminal cable changed. Will request that on it's next service!
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Try this website it might help you Varta Blue Car Battery / Varta Batteries / Battery
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