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Old 07-26-2022, 09:23 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Perhaps you should check the condition of the small 12v battery in the back of the car. When these things wear out, the management of the car can run a bit haywire, and with it the mpg.

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Old 07-26-2022, 09:56 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Perhaps you should check the condition of the small 12v battery in the back of the car. When these things wear out, the management of the car can run a bit haywire, and with it the mpg.
I could throw a load tester on it to see what it comes up as. When I got the car the battery was dead. I was keeping a good eye on the voltage at first but so far it's been stay charged pretty well. $200 for the replacement is pretty crazy. I have a plastic battery box and such from junk cars, I could throw something like a Honda civic battery in it, I have like 3 of them, I think one was a 2020 battery.

When the battery was low at first, I saw it doing some funky stuff, but once the car is in ready mode, it puts out the ~14v from the traction battery and I don't think things could go too crazy unless the battery had like an internal short. The motor that runs after the car is turned off runs fast and smooth, not like the battery is completely junk.

The car does have a check engine light for P0420, aka inefficient cat code. My state is a no emissions state and several older cars have the cats deleted so very common thing to do here. The P0420 wouldn't go away, but the engine's ability to run better should be better with the less restriction assuming the cat is plugging up.
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Old 07-26-2022, 10:16 PM   #103 (permalink)
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You dont have to pay $200 or anything like that. I bought my last for A$130, NEUTON POWER K46B24LS (NS60LS). The only special thing about it is it supposed to be a Calcium/Lead grid design. I dont know that this is (they said it was) but it has the right pin sizes and configuration, and fits perfectly
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Old 07-27-2022, 09:13 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Calcium compounds added to FLA forklift batteries enhance the ability to run it until dead then over recharge cyclings they endure. Not a battery expert, but I play one on the Internet

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