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2006 V10 First battery replacement

I bought my V10 new and the brutally cold New England weather has finally taken its toll on the batteries. Car was parked for 2 weeks in unheated space and I had to jump it today.

I guess it's time to replace both batteries.

Any other V10s still on original batteries?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-02-2018
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Batteries last a maximum of 5 years. I had to nurse mine a lot to get 4 1/2 years out of them, and when I finally did replace them, I wondered why I didn't do it sooner. Way better starting, and no strange codes being thrown. Anyway, if your batteries are original, then I am completely shocked at how long they have lasted!

Sorry that you are dealing with the New England cold right now, it looks/sounds brutal!

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Typically on the Generation 1 cars the OEM batteries have lasted 7 years. Some go sooner, but a lot, as the OP has found, last a lot longer!

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On my 2006 V10 I replaced the battery under the seat 9 months ago.
The one in the boot (Varta) is still as out of the factory. That's 11 yrs!

My wife drives 2002 Merc 200C.
The original Varta is still going strong! (15 yrs!)

I must add that we have very a very temperate climate, with temps ranging between 8-36 deg C.
I suppose that helps.

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The batteries were able to be charged. If I drove the V10 every day (or if it was not so cold), the batteries would be fine.

But I want to use my Webasto remote heater and that needs a strong battery
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Wow, that is really amazing, teutonic! Do you use a battery maintainer between drives? Do you get the any faults stored or consumers being switched off?

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I am amazed as well. I have been waiting for years for any sign of weak batteries. Never had any fault codes and never used a maintainer.

Crazy that they lasted this long. 12 years.
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Keeping a trickle charger on your Treg is a real help for battery life, as well as fighting off electrical gremlins that lurk in a cold, dark garage.


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