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Old 01-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Maybe this will help

Compression Test Kit

01 MT "Little Red Rocket"
The first "TURBOCHARGED" Hybrid, Insight G1-(01/2003)@65K miles. RIP 334K
MaxIMA Battery (Serial #2), on 8/25/12 @ 301K miles
Use: 338K mi. @ 57.8 LMPG

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Varak View Post
The car is definitely somewhat gutless and my mileage has dropped 5-10% from when I first got it. It is starting to use a bit of oil as well, maybe a third of a quart in the 5-7K miles between oil changes.

My driving conditions are about the worst possible, I think. 30-60K miles/year, 90% of which is stop and go traffic in the Phoenix heat.

Any tips on what I can do to prevent further deterioration?

Just hit 272K miles on it.
Just keep a replacement motor in mind, and pick one up when a cheap one is close enough to fall into your lap.
My two cents... from a guy with the same miles!
2002 Honda Insight 5MT
280,000 miles, Bumblebee MaxIMA battery, Bumblebee OBDIIC&C gauge
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