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Old 03-11-2021, 10:49 PM   #351 (permalink)
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... the internals of the Fit, HCH1, and Insight transmissions are interchangeable, so I'd put the Insight's internals into the Fit's transmission. ...
This seems like a very cool solution. Would love to see it completed.

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Old 03-12-2021, 07:05 AM   #352 (permalink)
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This seems like a very cool solution. Would love to see it completed.
I actually have a spare Insight transmission and a Fit, I'm just waiting for it to need a clutch or something.

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Old 03-12-2021, 11:09 PM   #353 (permalink)
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I actually have a spare Insight transmission and a Fit, I'm just waiting for it to need a clutch or something.

Good luck! I know a family with a 2007 Fit with over 300k miles. As far as I know, it still has the original clutch!
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Old 07-16-2021, 12:55 AM   #354 (permalink)
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The Insight has it's first potentially major issue: lost half my oil at work tonight and apparently my hood won't open. So time to try diagnosing it tomorrow and see if it's something I can fix for a reasonable cost. Suspecting valve cover gasket or oil pan? Car basically leaked no oil before this that I was aware of. Was about do do an oil change this weekend.

Otherwise, it's to the Prius C life I go, but I really want to keep the Insight. I wonder if a Prius C could get well above 70 mpg no matter how inefficient the driving conditions like the Insight?

If I had enough light I would take a look at it now but as is I'll have to wait until morning. So all I can do now is stress search for used Prius Cs in the area....something I always do when I can't fix what's wrong with the car immediately....maybe I just need to be patient and go to sleep so sunlight will come sooner.
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:04 AM   #355 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear! I'm thinking you may have cracked your oil pan somehow.

I've always liked the look of the C, but its really world economy is disappointing. Fuelly shows most drivers averaging 49mpg - which I guess isn't THAT bad. You'd get backseats at least, right?

Anyway if you need parts I'm happy to keep my eyes open for anything.
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Old 07-18-2021, 06:49 PM   #356 (permalink)
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How is the investigation of the oil problem going?

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