Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2000 VW Golf Variant
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
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Originally I think the W115-200D was fitted with a 66 Ah battery, later it was 88 Ah. 88Ah will be fine, but if the temperature is always high (above 10 degrees Celcius/ 50 Fahrenheit) you could have a lower capacity battery too. The 88 Ah is a requirement for climates which have low temperatures, because at low temperatures battery capacity drops.
Diesel engines require a lot of current to start: pre-glowing and turning over a heavy and high-compression engine. That is why there is a large battery in a diesel engine compared to a petrol/gas engine.
Last edited by Govert70227; 07-05-2011 at 11:52 PM.
Reason: correction: 65 Ah > 66 Ah