Hi, Ive just started my 914 reno and new to 914's. It did not come with the battery. Can anyone advise what battery I should buy? Cheers
I think Optima Red top would be the most recommended around here.
Bosch 96R is another good one... If you are me, you buy whatever fits from walmart. Because it was better than no battery.
Edit: The group sizes that do fit are 96, 42 and 46.
Thanks heaps Jared. I've also been reading that group size 42 is common. Hopefully, she will start very soon. Cheers
Group 42 is the battery size that you want.
If you move to a lithium battery (some people like them, I used one and went back to lead acid) the Odessey PC925 is the battery you want to use.
Sounds like 42 is the way to go. Thanks Zach. BTW. I imported the car here to Saudi Arabia so will need to search around for equivalent quality batteries.
I just ditched the Optima Red Top in my car because I didn't like the fit and replaced it with this Super Start Platinum Battery Group Size 47 H5 (there are other brands that are pretty much the same battery). This one fits perfectly in the battery tray without having to trim as the Optima requires, accepts the factory hold down unlike the Odyssey. EDIT: the factory recall battery cover fits perfect unlike the Optima but just bare DOES NOT clear the rain tray when the engine lid is closed. I'm also in the camp that thinks using AGM batteries is a great idea unless you like cutting and patching rust in the hell hole.
@Fejsa, sorry to join your thread! I’m also in the process of buying a battery. Anyone has an idea using Interstate AGM battery and what group number? thank you!
I just discovered that the rain tray dips down just enough at the rear to interfere with the corner of the factory recall battery cover and pop it off when fitted to a Group 47 battery. It took a little sleuthing to figure out why the cover snapped on the battery so nicely and the engine lid shut perfectly, but whenever I opened the lid, the cover was popped off. Bummer. I guess you really need to stick with a Group 42 battery to use the recall cover. I edited my earlier post to correct it.
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