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Old 04-12-2011, 08:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by War_Wagon View Post
If the IMA battery is toast I won't get stuck will I? As in I should be able to drive around on just the 1.0L right?
Correct, assuming everything is in order with your 12V battery. You can drive an Insight for a long time with a dead 12V and not know it if the IMA system is in order. Also check the condition of the tranny-to-frame ground straps: they like to corrode.

If you're going to be working on the car, you should pick up a copy of the factory service manual.

Your car appears to have 9 visible "H" logos.

It looks like a great car, and I wouldn't hesitate to pay $1500 for another Insight. What plans do you have for this car, in terms of modifications?
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