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Old 04-02-2017, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chili - 2000 Honda Insight Thread

It's been a week since I became an owner of a red 2000 Honda Insight, 1.0, 5 speed. I finally got it tagged and legal Friday! It is long overdue that I make an ecomodding thread!

I'm going to post pics and go into more detail in my next post later today.

Linkback to the post where I went to look at it and bought it : Soon to own an Insight!l

Pic of it at the house


Trip mileage after bringing it back from Springfield:


Mileage I've got around town, without hybrid assist:


ScanGuage guage setup for now:


Working on brakes in order to pass inspection:




More to come later!

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Old 04-03-2017, 03:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Went with a friend yesterday to pick up his first Insight, too:




I wonder if it's not some kind of disease, and friends shouldn't let friends buy Insights.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'm just glad to have a road legal vehicle for the first time since August!

I have friends, but none are as eco-crazy as I am... I reckon that makes me lucky!
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went on a Pokemon Go trip with my good buddy Saturday afternoon. We went to Mammoth Springs, where water Pokemon spawn constantly. I told him that my long shot goal was 70 mpg, but I was realistic and said 65 mpg would be more likely.

Remember that I have almost no experience driving the Insight, I have no IMA function whatsoever, the terrain is never flat and he added 260 pounds on top of my weight of 180. Total weight of the Insight was in the neighborhood of 2300 pounds.

I did what I thought I couldn't do!



The return trip was even better! A lil longer due to going to Wendy's on the opposite side of town

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Old 04-03-2017, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is a list of mods and maintenance that I have planned.

Maintenance
- Drain and refill the MT with Honda recommended fluid
- Clean headlights
- Fix small oil leak from the top part of the motor, can't remember the name of the part
- Clean EGR
- P0420 and P1449 codes
- Get IMA system back up and running
- Fix the driver front interior fender well
- OEM engine bay belly panels?
- Replace broken door handle and repair driver's door (pics later)

Aesthetics/pleasure
- Reinstall CD player
- Upgrade speakers
- 8" subwoofer w/ amp
- New paint job, OEM red, MAYBE Citrus
- Interior restoration

Planned Eco-mods
- Grill block
- Remove rear wiper
- Remove POS factory antenna
- Custom front belly pan if OEM leaves something to be desired
- Custom rear belly pan at appropriate angle to reduce lift
- 14x4 Insight space saver rims w/ new RE92's @ 80 psi
- Boat tail
- MIMA
- Warm air intake
- Engine kill switch for EOC

Eco-mods implemented as of 4/3/17
- Tire pressure of 60f/55r
- Driving by FCD
- Neutral coasting as much as possible!

If y'all remember my Escort build, it was MAJORLY function over form. I want this build to be a delicate balance of form and function, to make it look like the Insight came from Honda with full Ecomodder glory.
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I will be damned! I don't have lean burn!!!
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not with that IMA disabled you won't. The car will still get pretty amazing mpg without the IMA or lean burn, but it's a dog without it.

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