I am no battery expert, but I think the group 35 battery is already one of the smaller 12V SLA batteries around. Anything smaller and you would be looking at either a wimpy motorcycle battery, or a 6V battery.your_mom said:what about a smaller battery i.e half the size of the orignal any out their that will give out the same power i just want more room to make my own cold air intake
I think it is mainly a pretty.TechVW said:How important is the plastic shroud? I could not get it back on after putting in the new battery, and I cracked it in the process and snapped off the hole for the bolt. So I need a new one, but does it matter?
When I got my Herbies battery replaced at a Les Schwab (and, yep, I specifically asked if they were experienced in replacing a NB battery), I actually caught the mechanic repeatingly sitting ON the battery hopping up and down to get it to fit!!!Pulgamovil said:Last battery change I had I did it at the stealership....
I bought the new OEM one, gave it to the service guys (they offered installing it for free so what do I care....
45 minutes later they were still fighting with the instalation with 2 guys!!! I AM NOT making this up....
Finally I told em the correct secuence (thats the trick) and they could finish the job.
Yeah its dificult, yeah its complicated, but 2 guys for 45 minutes GIVE ME A BREAK
So Rick, I'm assuming the Group 35 is the way to go? Is there a specific model # or is that it?Traum said:I know people have varying degrees of success with installing these 3 kinds of batteries into the Bug. Having recently installed a Group 35 Optima Red Top into my Bug, however, it makes me wonder why anyone would want to use a Group 34/34R when the Group 35 is cheaper, lighter, smaller, and a better fit. At 720CCA, the Group 35 version already has more cranking amps than you'll ever need. Unlike the Group 34/34R, the electrodes of the Group 35 are in the same position as the stock battery.
So I'm assuming that this particular Optima fits back inside and allows the factory plastic box/cover to be re-used? I just don't know what I'd do with the friggin' fuse pack that goes on top of it, if I couldn't re-use the factory box.Traum said:I am not sure what a 47-series battery is. But the Optima RedTop that I bought is a Group 35 battery, and it is perfectly sized for the factory battery box.
DO you need a vag-com to reset throttle on a 2002 1.8t when you change out the battery?
Only if the battery goes dead and it sits for a few weeks. Do it with a VAG..
U CAN turn key on slowy press gas peddle down hold for 30 sec. Slowly let peddle back up. turn key off
they hope it starts.