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Old 06-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently lost my under engine aero pan on the highway - Dealer is stepping up to replace it (they're the only ones who have ever taken it on and off).
With out the plastic beast in place I'm losing about 1 to 2 mpg.
Can't wait to get it back on!!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi I am missing all of them . the supports were damaged too,
so recently I changed the inner fenders and the vertical supports , have bought the big parts a couple of months ago.
Now expecting some more small parts and will try to fix them myself,
they have 2 small pieces in front of each front tire, two larger plastic panels and one very large aluminum one, which one(s) are you missing presently?
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its good the dealer is replacing them. Some dealers wouldn't have done that.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if there are supposed to be the long plastic covers on both sides of the car? I'm not talking about the short ones that cover the engine compartment underneath, but I have a black plastic aero pan that runs along the driver's side, but appears to be missing one on passenger side. Thanks for help.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes there are two "long" aero panels under the Ist. Gen insight.
One on the drivers side and one on the passenger side.

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Is this a 1st gen or 2nd gen issue? It is in the 2nd gen forum, however it appears that most of the responses are 1st gen owners.
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I think the Gen 1 owners are getting tired of less action in their forum so they come over here to hijack ours!
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UPDATE:
Got the Gen II's pan replaced last night. Service guys showed me the mounting and I'm NOT impressed. The screws and metal clip portions are OK, but the "push me - pull you" plastic pins are BULLSH*T.
They suggest I pony up and have the cheap plastic pins replaced new every time the pan is dropped for service.
I've had motorcycles that retain body work with a similar arraignment and their pins never last long - what is Honda thinking?
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I think the Gen 1 owners are getting tired of less action in their forum so they come over here to hijack ours!
When you use the "New Posts" link, it only shows the category name as "Honda Insight MPG" with no reference to Gen 1 or Gen 2....If you search by forum you will find that this one does belong to the Gen 2 forum.

However, Areo covers are common to both generations so I don't see why others can not contribute.

I can no longer count the number of times that Gen 2 owners post in Gen 1 forums but we don't seem to mind....We can share our knowledge. There are many issues that Gen 2 owners are just discovering that Gen 1 owners are already aware of....

That being said, IMO, the plastic push pins do last a long time as long as they are removed properly each time. Longterm, I think they are a better idea compared to the metal bolt and clip method that seems to rust over time in high moisture prone areas.

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I was not complaining about Gen1 owners posting on the Gen2 forum, I only wanted clarification on which model the OP was referring. I was a Gen1 owner for 9 years (2001 MT) and replaced every under body panel at least once.
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