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Old 04-10-2015, 12:29 AM   #301 (permalink)
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



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Old 04-18-2015, 11:17 AM   #302 (permalink)
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cool picture. step by step working to the best result.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:38 PM   #303 (permalink)
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Update : The 1NZ-FE is out of the car for a complete engine rebuild, polish, cylinder re-honing, crankshaft balancing etc... Brand new Prius 1NZ-FXE pistons for higher compression. stay tuned for update on this when the engine will be in the car again.

Doing alot of modifications. Like a complete conversion to manual rack & pignion from a USA echo, 4-2-1 OBX headers with a new exhaust line, new cat (not legal in new-york and california) , hollowed out resonator + the glasspack that is already installed, new OEM engine, tranny and rear mounts, new fluids everywhere. complete engine bay + tranny cleanup while the engine is out. Some parts where sandblasted and re-painted black to cleanup rust.
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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 131K mi. 81.7 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L

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Old 05-14-2015, 06:12 PM   #304 (permalink)
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Do you need to use the FXE engine computer with the new pistons or can you still get away with the old computer?

Also, how does the rack and pinion help with mileage compared to what you have now?

Look forward to the mods! Good luck!
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:06 AM   #305 (permalink)
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small update before the big update

i just got back my engine



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Old 05-15-2015, 02:21 AM   #306 (permalink)
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What made you decide to pull engine and rebuild...? I have notice that the particular engine you are/have rebuild sells in local salvage yards here for about $700 USA dollars give or take some. My local machine shop would want $600 or up to rework the cylinder block. Did you redo the vvt valve head on your own.?
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:19 AM   #307 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:45 PM   #308 (permalink)
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i am finaly posting 7month after the engine rebuild. I was hoping for record mpg this summer but it took me 6 months to realize that I had a exhaust leak because i was thinking it was normal that my car was louder because of my new cat and resonator and increased compression. but now my mpgs are better then last year for that temperature.

and I did a lot f things to my car in 7 month

but first, more pic of the rebuild









new 1nz-fxe pistons



new 4-2-1 headers



i wraped my new exhaust line and headers



it look like I have a lift kit when the engine and tranny are not in the car



i have changed my upper grill block and passenger mirror cover to black abs plastic and my whiper cover to black chloroplast





i have relocated all my batterys in the trunk



i replaced my front suspension



i replaced my rear bearings, cylinders, drums, shoes, and plates.







i made a new middle belly pan with side skirts but without rear wheel spats but now i can lift the car without removing the bellypan
the bellypan is made out of 0.040'' aluminium panel









i installed a coolant electric valve to stop the coolant flow to the heater core when i dont need it. but the valve is normaly open and the only time it is open is when i plug the car and when i cool the engine with the heater fan

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i installed a 850w tank type coolant heater because my 400w frost plug heater was not enought


http://www.fivestarmanufacturing.com...300&height=225

this is my new cooling setup



i bought the spare tire of my friend's crashed honda insight
and i tried it to see if it fits and it does

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I know i dont have a very good write-up
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great looking mods. I want to relocate my battery to free up engine space.
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