Battery BCI Group Number for TDI

Discussion in '2012-2016 VW Passat TDI forum' started by ggbaas, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. ggbaas

    ggbaas Member

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    Took me a long time to find this. The dealer parts guy did not know. Group code is not on the Bosch battery, and nowhere could I find it on the internet. The 2012-2013 Passat TDI batteries are Group 48. Here is a pdf with a comprehensive listing of all BCI group numbers. You can buy a battery almost everywhere if you know the group code. I personally like the Johnson Control made batteries.
     
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  2. chittychittybangbang

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    Link is dead so I removed it.

    Here are working files below. The Chevy Cruze diesel is not listed but I believe it's a 94R with 800 cold cranking amps. The regular Cruze diesel is only a type 47 battery with 525 CCA.

    Audi batteries: audi-battery.png VW batteries: vw-battery.png
     
  3. ggbaas

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    Just purcahsed a replacement battery at Costco. Best price around by far. Costco battery code is H6, and not BCI 47 or 48. Kirkland batteries are made by Johnson Controls.
     

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