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Ibiza FR Battery Size

Post by CoalWorld23 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:33 am

Hi Guys,

I need some advice please.

What size battery would my 07' Ibiza FR take?

Everyone and many online battery sites recommend 652.
i called VW and they said that's too big and 628 or 646 is recommended as its OEM.

Also, what brand would be best?

Any assistance would be much appreciated :hurray:
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Re: Ibiza FR Battery Size

Post by Unobeat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:50 am

My first thoughts as well, I thought to myself that a 646/ 652 sounds about the right size for that car.

Btw, thee FR is a 1.9tdi motor?

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Post by CoalWorld23 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:53 am

Yep, 1.9tdi (96kw)

Many battery sites such as sabat etc recommend the 652 tho, hence my confusion :bang:
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Post by Neuk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 am

I would have thought 652, I am sure I used a 652 in my 9n Polo Sportline and use a 628 in my MkI Golf GLS.
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Re: Ibiza FR Battery Size

Post by Jetta2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 am

646 came with the 1.4.and 1.6 Seat Ibiza's.

https://www.sabat.co.za/make/passenger-cars-suvs/seat/

All the others came with a 652.
Get a Varta battery if you can.
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Post by Unobeat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:58 am

CoalWorld23 wrote:Yep, 1.9tdi (96kw)

Many battery sites such as sabat etc recommend the 652 tho, hence my confusion :bang:
Fit in the 652 bro.
628 is a small battery for that motor, not sure what vw is smoking here with that advice.



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Re: Ibiza FR Battery Size

Post by CoalWorld23 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:02 pm

i also thought that the aspirated cars would take the smaller battery and the 652 for the boosted cars.
however, when i called VW Durban. Gave the lady my vin. She said 628/646. abit puzzling.
ill check around for a varta. not that mobile atm :grin:
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Post by MarshallGTi » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm

652, did mine in January
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Re: Ibiza FR Battery Size

Post by CoalWorld23 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Put in a Willard 652. Got it for R1200 including trade in
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