Car battery replacement

Hi, hoping someone can help. I need to change a car battery on a 64 Fiesta. I’ve attached the sticker on the current battery but not sure which details have to match the replacement. Europarts have a cheap ‘Lion’ brand which it identifies via the Reg plate of car and is 60Ah (which is the same as sticker) but not sure about the ‘590A’ on sticker and CCA of 540A quoted on potential replacement
Many thanks in advance

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  • Veteransaver
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    The main factor is the dimensions so it will physically fit, and also the orientation of the terminals.
    As long as AH rating matches it should be sufficient as a replacement.
    CCA rating is the cold cranking rating, the replacement is a bit lower rates which means it may be a little less powerful at turning the engine over in cold conditions, but you'd likely not notice any difference.
  • fatbelly
    fatbelly Posts: 20,235
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    The 540/590 won't make any difference in practice.

    Have you checked

    https://www.tayna.co.uk/

  • Bobinyorkshire
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    Thank you for your prompt replies. Some suppliers seem to imply ‘settings’ need to be saved prior to change. Is this a problem? If it’s just radio stations etc then I can easily reset, but should I worry about more functional electrical settings?
  • Bigwheels1111
    Bigwheels1111 Posts: 2,254
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    edited 2 January at 4:40PM
    Lion battery wast of money, Get your money and just use it to light a cigar.
    By a good quality battery.
    Bosch, Varta or Yuasa in that order for me.
    I would say Halfords, as Yuasa used to make there batteries.
    But not sure now.
    CCA, cold cranking amps. Bigger is better. for cold and snow.
    Do you have stop, start ?. Radio code ?.

    Price warranty and power, This would be my pick. Use reg to check.




  • Bobinyorkshire
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    Thank you, I’ll bear that in mind. No start stop and I will look at service book about radio codes
  • ROY47
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    My 2003 63 plate Fiesta didn't need a radio code after battery change  but I had to reset date and time on the clock

     

    it is registered Feb 2003 but the clock reset to 12.30 Dec 2002  I assume that was date and time the original battery was fitted and car set up during manufacture
  • sevenhills
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    fatbelly said:
    The 540/590 won't make any difference in practice.

    Have you checked

    https://www.tayna.co.uk/

    I was looking at the battery on my car, it is Lion 480 CCA but a more expensive one is 720, a big difference. 
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