View Single Post
Old 08-15-2010, 08:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
brucepick
OCD Master EcoModder
 
brucepick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern CT, USA
Posts: 1,920

Outasight - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 56.56 mpg (US)
Thanks: 409
Thanked 375 Times in 251 Posts
Good on reducing what looks like an excessive cold idle speed that was originally engineered into the car. If you increase the holes you left in the soda can material, you might not need to baby the accelerator to keep the engine going.

A grill block definitely helps. If you can find a way to read engine temp digitally I'd recommend that in conjunction with the grill block. That enables you to see if it's running a bit hotter than normal. It WILL run hotter, given enough grill block and warm or hot weather. Dash gauges are nice but typical factory ones don't give you precision information.

You can eliminate most cold idling by killing the engine when waiting at traffic lights. But you do need to be prompt about starting it up again, or you'll likely hear from the drivers behind you!
__________________
Coast long and prosper.
Driving '00 Honda Insight, acquired Feb 2016.


  Reply With Quote