Originally Posted by AbCaRed00
Maybe just very rare, or possibly aftermarket. Can't say it's a mistake or not but:
Searching for what seems described in Japanese translation of 'false-alarm grill' +[manufacturer car code]
I didn't find any covers for the first gen Honda Insight grill, including on Yahoo Japan Auction site, but instead found this ZEI link for false-alarm-grill of a full length aluminum underpan cover
similar to that what some members on IC have installed themselves.
Other vehicle though show what appears as expected: a 'winterfront' type plastic cover typically black set over a stock grill.
I guess by 'Taurus-like' in the wiki description it's just an oval cover over the lower opening. I'd like to see a pic too.
May try and make my own version soon as others have with a coroplast sheet from an old election sign, a chunk of insulation, secured with all-weather duct tape to reduce air flow to retain heat.
EDIT: may try グリル塞ぎ +ZE1 search which I think is 'block-grill' in kanji.
I did a google translation of his text. Lots of interesting mods including the Calpod switch. His underbelly is very similar to mine, but a cleaner design with only two pieces. He had lots of earlier projects but I just included the Insight work. I think that either the author or the google translator gets the direction of fuel economy improvent incorrect.
The date of registration of the Insight has become 12/5/2007.
Initially, the commute, I was 30 km / l as well no matter how good luck.
Lovely doping of Insight? Start ^ ^
A step-by-step ...
C switch. (Clutch switch fake)
This switch is great, (please call him) and I had to imitate my teacher from HP's hiragana. (Was kindly taught the existence of the first things you will wonder how C switch type was Mr. C?)
One switch, I now it is possible to put in the hands of the nearly, and management of the IMA battery.
Order to increase the intake air temperature, duct installation to suck the warm air around Mani EX.
Keep warm engine
It is important to realize that the engine handle seasonal warmth, keep warm engine with urethane foam filler.
Cruise-control fuel type
Charged for the RC servo motor to the accelerator pedal, adjust the throttle in hand
Is released from muscle pain extreme right foot.
A completion of the switch!
Through trial and error, you can now do is idling at any time while driving.
Thanks to this switch, fuel consumption has been dramatically UP.
Water temperature switch trick
Possible even when idling cold
I will likely go into lean burn.
Into low-friction bearing hub
When replacing tires, the question on the magnitude of the rotational resistance of the hub of much ...
Shave bearing birth dramatically by special grease and oil seal contact surface processing.
Into low-friction belt cooler
Snip-snap and cut to 2/3 the width of the belt
To loose the last minute you do not slip on startup air conditioning compressor, the belt tension while you're at it.
GRP was added to the oil
Rather than reducing friction, aiming to reduce the damage caused by frequent engine stops.
Duralumin create a floor under cover.
UP's fuel consumption at high speeds
Effect is also somewhat normal running.
Navi sheet removal
Compact battery (1.8 kg)
Strut tower bar and battery removal units
Spare tire removal tool kit
Carbonization of the IMA system cover etc.
Many other countries
ー estimated 50kg
Lowdown further into hated the air resistance of the wiper
Rear wiper removal
Motor as well of course.
Remodeling brake caliper
Hated the drag resistance of the brake, the gap I was always open to the pad and disc.
The nerve of this guy or Insight?
It seems too many people who come and say pad was abnormal wear.
Strategy 12V battery last longer
I was not to make unnecessary discharge while driving.
Into low-friction universal joint
I replaced the special cases of grease.
I've covered with insulating material and comfortably the engine and transmission.
Engine is not available heater cool, even in idle stop long downhill reduce warm-up time, even in winter.
Underfloor area expansion into flat bottom.
Slightly 2-3% improvement in fuel efficiency on the highway
Comfortable hotel for Insight, creating Cot.
IMA battery for the management of ...
I put a voltmeter and ammeter.
As a result, more and more come to understand how to control the IMA battery ECU,
Forced charge of the way to work, regeneration is no longer abandoned.
Increased by about 1.3 to 1.5 times the available capacity of the IMA battery, ^ ^ v
Flat bottom diffuser attached to the rear end.
Effect Fuel economy is question is a question I · · · · · The visual explosion (
Ultra Green, 2 ℓ the engine oil.
Mission oil half and half blend of green and MTF Ⅲ. , 0.8 ℓ.
Did a little lighter?
Footwork Mods and by making full use of the above, the summer of 2008, 2000 kilometers without refueling
We achieved 51.9 km / l Yomide meter.
It can run at position 45 km / l # 45 km / l about, even at high speed commute.
If it is over 60 laps of the course location limited.
Petit plug into
Operation at 12V deep cycle battery disconnect the electrical system
Fuel economy improvement of about 10%.
However, the break-even in terms of electricity bills ^ ^;
It is not a benefit if you do not use power even late at night ^ ^;
Electrification of the water pump
Fuel economy improvement of 2 ~ 3km / l
2300km achieve oilless Spring 2010
Ritter also allows over 50 on the highway ...
(Achieved in Kyoto ⇔ Ehime)
New friends has increased,
ZE-1 5MT Insight Silver
ES-9 CVT Civic Hybrid Silver
It is the ZE-1CVT red.
It is the transformation of fuel asshole as seen ^ ^;
But thank you very much.