RickZ wrote: ↑
Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 am
Surely as is the case all any vehicles any battery can be used on a Macan as long and it's the correct capacity and physical size, obviously quality counts, look for one with a decent warranty. I completed a net quick search and found prices starting at £130. Operating temperatures above and below those specified by the manufacturer dramatically reduces battery life, one of the benefits in moving a battery from the engine compartment to the boot. Temps around the 20 deg C mark are usually classed as healthy for battery life, how often in the UK are temps anywhere near 20 deg C.....
I assume that you have not looked at a Macan battery.
It is located under the floor in the boot and it is huge, and very long, not the sort of thing you could readily pickup at Halfords.
Then it is not as simple as just replacing the battery since everything is computer controlled a lot of systems need resetting.
When I started mine just before I positioned it for being loaded on the transporter, fault after fault appeared on the screen not to mention that PS+ was not working and heaving the steering around full lock to full lock and having to shuttle the car backwards and forwards to get the Macan out of my odd shaped drive was no joke.
Now back to the CTek battery maintainer, I did order a cigar lighter plug additionally to the charger unit just in case any of the power sockets remain live when the ignition is off.
Whilst I have not tested it some of the sockets are only supposed to remain live for about 30 minutes on turning off the ignition. I will test mine out and report back when I get the car back.
Driving the Toyota Land Cruiser yesterday was certainly an eye opener but more on that after I have driven it some more, strictly in Driving Miss Daisy mode of course.
Air, 20” wheels, ACC, Pano, SurCam, 14w, LEDs, PS+, Int Light Pack, Heated seats and Steering, spare wheel
SC, Privacy glass, PDK gear, SD mirrors, Met Black, partial garnet.
Prior Macan SD similar spec to Turbo