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Old 05-06-2017, 08:04 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Make sure you do it when it's not raining, you'll need to leave it ajar for a few hours. Have lots of paper towels and the isopropyl alcohol handy, the stuff is very sticky and messy.

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SIDE NOTE: If you own a G1 and you have a cracked lower engine mount and you don't want to spend $100 on a new one just yet, maybe you can use this stuff to temporarily fix it. I've seen people do urethane before and it went bad because they used way too hard of a compound. This stuff, even after curing, seems to remain somewhat flexible. If someone wants to do an experiment with repairing their lower mount this material could be a good candidate.
You can, and it'll work really well! But... it adds a lot of vibration! Factory rubber with some airgaps is better for isolating, no doubt. I've also used hot glue on motor mounts, too Same results, but doesn't last as long.

I did, however, take a brand new engine mount, build a template for it (out of some MDF) and now have the jig so repair my old mount. Kind of a future project, if I ever decided I wanted to play with some mount refurbishing at home.
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:55 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I just finished my 2nd best tank in this car. If I hadn't done any Uber//Lyft driving it would have been a record tank. But, I did manage to take it farther than ever before at 520 miles.
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Subscribed! Looks like you're really enjoying your new Insight!
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:15 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Today I finally got window tint. Now I can hypermile in the heat with the AC off!!

I also wired a backup camera to my stereo. You can see it stuck on top of the license plate.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:19 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I made a visor for my ScanGauge out of sheet aluminum. It looks like it's obscuring the gauge from this angle, but when you sit in the driver's seat it points straight at your eyes and doesn't cover the gauge at all. The purpose is to stop the gauge from leaving a reflection on the windshield.

I had one already that was made from a piece of black plastic, but when it started to get hot a month ago the plastic one melted and became all deformed.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:37 AM   #77 (permalink)
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No mods recently. Just want to say that this thing drives like a champ. It just turned over 110k miles today, and is probably due for new spark plugs, but it's doing fine. I've put 17k on it in less than a year of ownership.

The Bridgestone Ecopias (all 4 corners) are fantastic by the way. Its handling is also still really tight, I can take corners in this car the same way I would in my old Mustang.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:10 PM   #78 (permalink)
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With help from ecomodder member Daschicken I installed some more aeropanels under my G2 Insight today. The panel on the far left (very back of car) was already there, the panels in the foreground and the right are new.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:17 PM   #79 (permalink)
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You mentioned running without A/C...I saw in another thread a guy chrome vinyl wrapped his roof and he did some measurements on surface temperatures that I thought were
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This car has better insulation than the G1 Insight. I'm pretty sure the #1 contributor to cabin temp is still the windows. I have some really strong tint that supposedly blocks about 95% of the infrared from the sun, and it helps a lot, but 5% of the sun is still more than enough to heat the car up when all the windows are closed.

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