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Old 29th November 2006, 20:49   #31
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Old 29th November 2006, 22:43   #32
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no more potima ??? SOB SOB SOB :( .. now what are we supposed to do ??? !!! sheesh.. man this sucks.. so whats the second best that we can get our hands on in bombay ?? Alternator Upgrades Anyone ?.. im looking out to have mine upped... any suggestions ?
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Old 29th November 2006, 23:37   #33
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I have got my Santro's battery changed just today.It was Bosch silver ion which gave me true maintenence free 4 and a half year's service.I've paid Rs 2300 for a new one.Warrenty is for 24 months.

The new one you've got is also a Bosch silver ? if yes then from whre did u get it?
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Old 30th November 2006, 15:34   #34
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Just got this installed in my ikon today



Came with 2 years replacement & 2 years further pro-rata warranty.

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so whats the second best that we can get our hands on in bombay ??
Even i will be looking for a ICE oriented battery for my lancer next month. So whats the next best thing after the optima? Will the standard amaron do the job?
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Old 30th November 2006, 16:05   #35
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Guys if u can put down the prices of the batteries u bought also it would be helpful .

gameron how much did u pay ?
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Old 30th November 2006, 17:21   #36
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AMARON : 3900-300 (old battery) = 3600 incl. VAT
EXIDE one was coming to 4200-300 = 3900 with 2+1 year (replacement+pro rata) warranty
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All of you are mainly discussing batteries on petrol vehicles, i have got a different story.

Our diesel vehicle was running on exide , after its sudden death we went for an amaron battery. This was in 2002 ,our amaron battery is still working perfectly . Recently we had a starting trouble , initially we suspected the battery but later it was found to be a problem with starter.
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In my experience bosch silver is more dependable than amaron. esp if you the stereo and fan a lot during idling!
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Old 7th April 2007, 15:02   #39
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Our diesel vehicle was running on exide , after its sudden death we went for an amaron battery. This was in 2002 ,our amaron battery is still working perfectly . Recently we had a starting trouble , initially we suspected the battery but later it was found to be a problem with starter.
Hay, Thants cool man, from 2002 means this is the 5th year you are running on the same battery, that too on a diesel vehicle. That is truly admirable.
By the way which car is that?

Anyway I'm happy that i did the right thing by replacing my cars dead Excide with an Amaron
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Even i will be looking for a ICE oriented battery for my lancer next month. So whats the next best thing after the optima? Will the standard amaron do the job?
Sure. Make sure ur alternator is in ship shape and U're engine is running when u're using the ICE.
Thats all U can do!
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In my experiance EXIDE batteries have a knack of "dying" just after the "One Year Replacement Warranty Period". I have experianced this on my IKON & on Zen. Amaron has a good warranty policy & the pricing is similar, so I'd say AMARON

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Old 7th April 2007, 18:13   #42
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Hay, Thants cool man, from 2002 means this is the 5th year you are running on the same battery, that too on a diesel vehicle. That is truly admirable.
By the way which car is that?

Anyway I'm happy that i did the right thing by replacing my cars dead Excide with an Amaron
Its an ambassador with matador 301 which has completed more than 350000 kms without a major repair. It is silent when compared with other matador engines, gives a mileage of 11 in city and 14 in highway. Planning to flush the engine.
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  • I have changed thrice in my car. The OE's were Exide , later on we got Bosch silver and that too konked off in 2yrs and that too exact 2 years, right after maturing date of guarantee period
  • Right now am running on the non maintenence free SF . Got the Ampere rating upped to 70 instead of the standard 60A . I got 500 for my old battery, another thing is the DIN 60 type of Amaron costs close to 5300Rs (with 2+2 warranty), consider that to Rs.2800 of a 70A SF battery (I agree that itss a pain to for check the Battery once every 3 months). Am a satisfied user.
  • According to someone in the field(eletric spare parts dealer) they say Amaron makes batteries for Bosch as well as another Maint free battery from SF on a contract basis , can someone confirm this ?

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Old 6th August 2008, 15:24   #44
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Default battery selector & price indicator, bosch silver battery ..

I just spoke to a Bosch senior executive, he confirmed that Amaron makes the bosch silver battery, Bosch has a patent on the 'silver plating' technology which they claim makes it a superior product.

for a bosch silver din 44 battery - 5410/- mrp, after discount - 4598/-

for 90AH silver battery - 6104/- mrp, after discount - 5188/-

Batteries : : Official Fansa Motors Website

I checked with a tata green battery dealer, he offered to buy back any old battery at 56/- per kg, the value is in the lead which is recycled.


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BTW, my 3 yr old battery of my RS gave up the ghost while sitting idle for a week when I was in the US. I jump started it and it is fine. Does it need replacing or was this a one off ?

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