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I recently changed the 12V starter battery and surprisingly my MPG improved. Running with a deteriorated 12V battery causes the ICE to engage more often and diminishes MPG (?). Has anyone else noticedbthis phenomenon? I drive no more than 10 miles per day usually and no highway. I would consistently get 36 to 38 mpg shown to me. Now its show 41 to 42 mpg. Haven't changed anything else.
 

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As this with an original Toyota/Lexus AGM 12V battery?
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As this with an original Toyota/Lexus AGM 12V battery?
Yes, it was the OEM agm battery. One day I went out and the car opened up but wouldnt boot up and then I couldn't lock the car or anything. Just gave me an error message, but I knew it was the 12v battery because it was 7 years old. Battery failure is usually a deterioration in capacity. If the 12v is constantly being charged as Toby points out, by the hybrid battery, it would mean a deteriorated 12v battery would be constant be drawing power from the hybrid battery. I will need to look to the capacity of each battery and figure out how much a drain that may result.
 

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