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Old 11-03-2014, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyway to keep insights engine off without pushing clutch? (FAS mod not working)

So my little bro and I used the coil kill method to install a kill-switch in my insight. The problem is, unless I physically hold in the clutch, or keep my Calpod switch on, the engine just immediately restarts. This is annoying and would like some input.

Also, 50-75% of the time, the motor will lug horribly at 150 - 300rpmish when I try to kill the engine. I'm using a light switch atm to kill the motor so it's not like I'm not holding the button down long enough.

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Have you tried putting it in neutral?
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Have you tried putting it in neutral?
Of course, the engine automatically restarts when you put it in gear.
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Mike Dabrowski, from IC fame, used to sell a FAS board for the Insight. I have one installed in mine and it works great.

Don't know if he still has any though.

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Mike Dabrowski, from IC fame, used to sell a FAS board for the Insight. I have one installed in mine and it works great.

Don't know if he still has any though.

Jim.
I dont want to spend any money on any of these ecomods, I don't have any money to spend in the first place :P.

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Of course, the engine automatically restarts when you put it in gear.
I'm confused, isn't that fine/what you would want to happen? Put it in neutral, kill engine, coast to stop/lower end of glide speed, put it in gear to accelerate from stop/pulse.
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From my extremely limited knowledge of kill switches, but a higher knowledge of flashlight switches, I can tell you that it might be the switch that you are using. Flashlight switches are not good (I know this because I have owned many flashlights and they sometimes flicker because of the switch).

You might want to invest $1-3 in a kill switch from Radio Shack.
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I figured this out ages ago. You can't kill the engine above 19mph without having the clutch pushed in. No exceptions. Since this thread I have upgraded to a different kill method involving killing the injectors. I posted a thread in the DIY section.

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