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Old 12-18-2016, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Explain the "No means of engine rebuild" eBay comment

Can someone explain why this eBay seller (probably an ic.net member) says in his auction
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"When looking for this "King of Mileage" understand that there are no means of engine rebuild on the first year - 2000 - Honda Insight; only 2001 and beyond. (That's why there are so many 2000s for sale.)"
I know the emissions system changed from two to three oxygen sensors, but I'm not aware of any block/pistons/head differences.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there is an explanation other than lead based paint chips...
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly, engine rebuild isn't even a factor on cars that have such a reliable engine. The engines outlast the cars themselves and tend be be available for swap at a lower cost than a rebuild would cost. The parts for a rebuild without labor are higher than another engine and you generally have to pull an engine to do a full rebuild anyways.
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I don't understand that comment at all, but I sure do love that little trailer.
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In context of “king of mileage” I figured maybe they spoke broken english and were referring to the 2000 as being superior to the rest (01-06) in terms of mpgs (or “mileage” in broken english)

That’s just my shot in the dark.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was wondering what the heck that means too. I feel less stupid nobody else can decipher it either.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I asked the seller for clarification and references. He replied that I should do my own research. He obviously has no clue. Disregard. And nobody bid on the car at $5,200.

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