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  1. GTS8650 LTO Conversion

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    The Genesis discharge rate is only about 3 amps so it is even lower than 1C. It will probably yield capacity numbers over the actual level, but it will give you a good reference mark that you can check against over time. I don't think anyone has figured out what the original spec Ahr of the...
  2. Ima battery lethal voltage

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    The battery cannot charge if the main switch is off. That switch breaks the series string of 20 sticks in the middle, so there can be no current flow into the battery.
  3. 2000 Insight total failure.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Yeah, they alway look nasty, even on some low mileage cars. Maybe you might soak them with PT Blaster or some such good solvent and then turn then off with one of those new "grab anything" sockets. If they break, then you can heat them with an acetylent torch and take them out of the head. I...
  4. 2003 Insight automatic motor shut off feature

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Yeah, that scenario is easy to understand. You probably depressed the clutch unconsciously to slow a bit more and that triggered the autostop. If you had shifted down to 1st, it wouldn't have autostopped. The autostop can be a bit quirkey sometimes. Deeply vested Insight geeks love the...
  5. 2003 Insight automatic motor shut off feature

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I suspect that if one wire were removed from the clutch switch, the car would never autostop. I haven't tested this and don't know immediately what the other implications might be.
  6. 2000 Insight total failure.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Since you have done a cylinder head before, you should be able to remove/replace it with instructions. The large service manual has the instructions. Somewhere on the site, you will find links to the manual. Removal instructions are in section 6 of the manual. Since the car was driven until...
  7. 2003 Insight automatic motor shut off feature

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Sure it can. All you have to do is hold the clutch in. If that doesn't work then your clutch isn't working correctly. I'm with Sam. I think you need to learn to drive with autostop. You only joined 2 days ago. I assume you don't have much experience yet. Take it out on some road where the...
  8. Ima issues

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    He installed the "push button" himself. It's function remains a mystery, but I'm guessing he hot wired the starter solenoid. Here is a link to how to read the blink codes: http://99mpg.com/categories/insight/readingtheblinkcod/
  9. GTS8650 LTO Conversion

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I've seen this little charging "hump" in every 6 or 8 cell segment that I've cycled on the PL8 charger. First time I saw it I was alarmed, but then recognized it is a characteristic of every cell or group of cells. Not sure of the explanation, perhaps some sort of chemical phase change.
  10. Ima issues

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    If you eliminate the PTC circuit, then you have to put a small resistor between the two wires which have the red and the black plastic sheath to fake a PTC circuit. The size isn't very critical, about 20 ohms will do. Otherwise the battery won't work. Not sure where you picked up info to cut...
  11. Honda Fit LTO BMS Discussion....

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    It would be nice to know if it is the same thermocouple characteristic as the Insight ones. Otherwise, I agree the Insight ones work out better; and it will be too hard to acquire a sufficient number of the Fit ones since they are sparsely spaced among the original packs.
  12. IMA battery for sale

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Lithium is far from drop in, unless you have discovered something new. There are a lot of LTO conversions going, but they require a fair amount of fabrication. The electronics part is pretty simple if you use Peter's Fooler and interceptor. OR, if you use his BCM replacer, now is Beta...
  13. Honda Fit LTO BMS Discussion....

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    The BMS board is connected to some sort of car harness by a short multiwire pigtail. Though only 6 conductors are used by the board, an additional 2 wires are hooked to a temp sensor on some packs and these 2 wires are wired to pins in the car harness end. Though off subject a bit for the...
  14. Codes p1581 and p1586

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Don't underestimate the importance of the grounds in the engine compartment. Bad grounds cause all sorts of weird symptoms with the IMA system. The two grounds running from the engine and transmission to the chassis, under the engine air cleaner, provide ground for most of the IMA system...
  15. Overheated Battery Pack

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    You use the grid charger while the car is stationary. The charger hooks up to a 110V AC outlet. You will have to remove the cover for the battery to install the charger harness. Hybrid Automotive provides instructions. Grid chargers usually improve battery performance, but there is some risk...
  16. InsightFest 2019 - More Power: K Swap, Lithium and more! Columbus OH, Sept 6,7,8

    Hybrid Socials and Events
    Wonderful photo coverage Eric. Very enjoyable viewing. Thanks for the photo effort and a great event!
  17. Randomly losing electrical power, car shut off

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Monitoring the 12V system with one of these inexpensive cigarette lighter devices like these: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R1.TR5.TRC0.A0.H1.Xvoltmeter+for+lighter.TRS0&_nkw=cigarette+lighter+voltmeter&_sacat=6000 can sometime help spot problems. It is...
  18. 225k on my engine (running rough) looking at JDM CVT Engine with 55k

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I agree with tryingbe. Go slow with engine swaps for this sort of thing. Lots of expense and work to do that. Since the compression is good, it is more likely to be something hanging off the engine, like a sensor. Maybe the throttle position sensor. Any codes lit?
  19. Overheated Battery Pack

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    It would be helpful if you described this more fully. For example one "quirky" behavior folks see is a cutback in assist level after 4-6 seconds. Turns out that this is normal. So - what is quirky about the assist/regen? Might be worth running the car a few days with the IPU lid off. That...
  20. Overheated Battery Pack

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Yes, your fan should always run while grid charging. Since the fan and the charger stopped together, that sounds a bit like the charger quit. You may have some shorted cells. You need to have the codes read and provide that information. Otherwise it is mostly a guess at what is happening...
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