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W108 Battery Requirements

Hi!

The old battery decided to crap out, so I bought a new for it. The old one has always been too small for the car, 55AH when the car required 80. The only one they have in stock right now at the required 80AH has a cca rating of 800. The current battery has a rating of 480, but that battery is too small.
Am I going to ruin anything by giving it a 12v 80ah 800A battery?
280SE 2.8 m130 (injection) model.

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You'll be fine.
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Sounds good then!

Brought it home.
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a size 27 battery would work fine , even a 24 .24f or 27f has reverse posts .
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Since the Sixties the battery size has been a rather small 55-60 amps battery for most models ,maybe related to the generator charging capacity ?
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