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Old 02-09-2013, 12:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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05 Prius (wife's) - '05 Toyota Prius package 5
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Insights are insane. I'm over here wondering how I'm gonna hit my first 40 city
City driving is tough! Dont worry about. I cant get anywhere near 100mpg in city only driving.

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Old 07-31-2014, 01:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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here is my latest and greatest numbers. once again none of which was down hill. this was a trip about 4 months ago, I was trying to see how high of mpg I could get.


This is a 1 way trip from Sacramento to Fresno this last week.


This is the same trip including coming back to Sacramento. about 90% freeway 10% city.

This is the whole tank. about 80% freeway 20% city.


and this is a Tesla I parked by to get a pic.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice job man! Insights are awesome!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Those are very good results, congrats!
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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 08-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice! I need tips, man!
Soon as I learn to drive mine I'll join Team Honda. You guys already threw Team Festiva back into 7th place anyway, and now that I have the Insight I can't bring myself to drive the Black Widow!
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You'll be there soon. Glad to see another jump on the insight train! I have owned 7 of them hopefully 8 by tomorrow. Its a big learning curve. Biggest thing is learning to stay in lean burn and remembering any energy that come out of the battery has to go back in.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I fixed my rough idle yesterday!
Pulled and cleaned the EGR plate & gasket, which must have been cleaned recently, considering the lack of build-up versus 200,000+ miles.
So I went to pull the plugs to check the condition, and all three plugs came out by hand turning them! I assume the last guy that changed the plugs finger tightened them, went to look for his torque wrench, then went on to lunch, and when he got back, proceeded to re-install the coils, forgetting he hadn't torqued the plugs. They were backed so far out I can't believe it even ran at all! Now maybe that's an issue with the Insights, but I haven't heard of anybody having their plugs back out, and I've never had it happen before in any car.
The plugs were NGK iridium oem style, with the B on the end, and in great shape. So with a quick cleaning (after making sure the head did say B) and re-installation with the correct torque, it fired up and purred like a kitten!
Last night I road tested it, and the acceleration is now smooth, and it holds lean burn awesomely now. I'm at 385 miles on the tank with about a third of a tank to go, and with all the testing (plus sitting with the motor running and AC blasting for an hour while I figured out the DVD player) I'm at 57.5 mpg for the tank. I should be able to bring it up to almost 60 mpg now by the time I fill up, and I expect to get way over 500 miles on this first tank.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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here is my latest and greatest numbers. once again none of which was down hill. this was a trip about 4 months ago, I was trying to see how high of mpg I could get.


This is a 1 way trip from Sacramento to Fresno this last week.


This is the same trip including coming back to Sacramento. about 90% freeway 10% city.

This is the whole tank. about 80% freeway 20% city.


and this is a Tesla I parked by to get a pic.
How fast do you go on the freeway?
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:11 AM   #20 (permalink)
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How fast do you go on the freeway?
As fast as the truck in front of me. Lol.(I was drafting mostly). Usually somewhere between 53 mph and 65 mph. Probably averaged 58 ish. They key is to drive in the lean burn sweet spot. The faster you go, the harder is to stay in lean burn.

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