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Old 02-23-2008, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post
The "Standard MB" battery for the diesels is only about $140-150 at the dealer...and its a nice white battery. "Made in Spain" I bet its a Bosch battery or something....Bosch has a lot of vehicle part production in Spain.

I doubt the E55 would have a bigger battery than our glow plugs or enormous starter to run...although the V8 starter is probably fairly large. Unless its just to have a huge reserve for the bazillions of computers on board.
The white battery is a standard lead acid battery. The Black battery, with part numbers I provided is for a sealed battery.

What does the white battery say for CCA?

When its cold outside the black battery is much better than the white battery. Just remember batteries loose efficiency rapidly under 50 degrees F.

Originally Posted by P.E.Haiges View Post

Why would I want to spend $200 to $250 for a battery that isn't rated any better than a battery from AutoZone for about $80? Seems like the AZ battery and MB battery are made by the same manufacturer: Johnson Controls.

Also U didn't state what warranty the MB battery had?

I dont know the warrantee. Im not twisting your arm, do whatever you want. I just know what works well for me.

I prefer OE parts wherever I have the choice.
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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