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  1. 2000 Insight total failure.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Aware that 0W-20 is the specified oil but also that 5W-30 is listed as an alternative in the owners manual and that it makes my engine run much quieter. I am seeking info on ways it might be harmful. What are the specifics regarding VTEC?
  2. 2001 Insight For Sale in Maryland

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Key West? Wow. That must have been fun! The only thing better than driving an Insight to Key West would be to drive a convertible Insight to Key West! (gears turning... Nathan... You have some extra cars...)
  3. 2000 Insight total failure.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi @czach, I am rescuing a car that currently is running but had a recurring overheating problem for more than 11000 miles that cost $2500+ in related repairs over a number of service visits. Good news is that the car seems to be running strong and sounds ok and has good compression. One of...
  4. 2006 motor for a 2000

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Awesome! Keep us posted on how it goes!
  5. 225k on my engine (running rough) looking at JDM CVT Engine with 55k

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    The great news is that it runs well at speed! Yeah, I would not replace the engine until you know the cause, because you're likely to fix the problem for some reason like the vacuum line on the new engine not having the crack in it that the old vacuum line had. I have had a blast over the past...
  6. 2006 motor for a 2000

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    The exhaust system will be different and the system will require an 06 ECU unless you stay with the old exhaust. If try to keep the 06 exhaust and you attempt to swtich ECUs, it most likely won't even power up in the 2000 due to differences in how the power is wired to the ECU. If you fix that...
  7. Possible to patch leaky catalytic converter?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    OK... I already thought of a better suggestion. If half of the flange that the bolt screws into is missing and you are going to replace it, maybe just busting off the bolt head is more expedient.
  8. Possible to patch leaky catalytic converter?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I sprayed it with PB Blaster every few hours for 3 days to ensure it soaked in (did not run the engine). Then I slighty alternated tightening and loosening it to slowly break the rust. Best way to do this? I did it from feel and experience on knowing the feel of the onset of bolt failure (don't...
  9. NEED PART NUMBERS FOR O2 SENSORS-2005 5SPEED WITH AIR

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    @Honda hybrid442 had some exhaust systems for sale recently.
  10. Oily Residue in Air Box?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    ...I don't think I actually answered the question which is the title of the post. I suspect the oil is condensation of oil entering the air box from the crankcase in most form due to air flow from crankcase to air box which is the opposite direction it should be going. That is my uninformed...
  11. Oily Residue in Air Box?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    If oil is coming into the air box from the engine the PCV valve may be stuck closed? Or the vacuum line between PCV valve and intake manifold is broken/missing? Air should be drawn into the engine through the tube that ends in the air box and sucked out of the engine through the PCV valve and...
  12. Possible to patch leaky catalytic converter?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    A quick look at New York's inspection station lookup for, say, Queens county, reveals a lot of auto repair shops. If any of those do exhaust welding, they may be able to tell you what kinds of repairs are permitted.
  13. value of '06 CVT

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Sounds like Eli has you covered. I just got my CVT running. It had one of his packs that had been abused and lost a cell. I replaced the stick and am back on the road and as happy as a clam. I love this CVT!
  14. Possible to patch leaky catalytic converter?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    It's awesome that you're looking for an economical way to do this and thinking outside the box. In this case, I would not weld the two halves together. It's a flexible joint for a reason. (You don't want your cylinder head to become the weakest part of the exhaust system!) From the pictures...
  15. Possible to patch leaky catalytic converter?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    This looks like the flexible joint at the end of the first catalytic converter. There is a donut gasket inside there which allows the pipes to move relative to each other, and which is probably nearly gone. There should be a bolt and spring on either side which is used to hold the two pipes...
  16. 12v battery got hot

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Gotta wonder if your 12V battery is on its last gasps. You should eliminate it as a possible cause. A bad battery can overheat when being charged normally. Recently I was trying to rejuvenate a few 12V batteries and observed that some that would not hold a charge would also have a tendency to...
  17. NEED PART NUMBERS FOR O2 SENSORS-2005 5SPEED WITH AIR

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I would stick with Denso for the late 2001-2006 4-wire LAF (upstream) sensor for the MT. There is a Denso module inside my 04 and 06 ECUs which interface to the LAF sensor. The advice to go NTK I believe is intended for 00-early/mid 01 which uses a 5 wire sensor that has a different interface...
  18. Trying to Get Rid of Some Parts...

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    I would like the following. I presume you can ship. Let me know via a Conversation and we can complete it there. Thanks! Air intake manifold and throttle body- $25. (Does this include the air filter box? I just need a clip, but I will happily tale the whole thing rather than leave you an air...
  19. Hesitation between CRZ and Insight ZE1

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My first Insight looked a LOT worse - the roof was collapsed from a deer strike and there was hood, fender and door damage. It has been REALLY satisfying getting it running.
  20. Exhaust Pipe Flange Gasket

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    @RoboRex2005 - Thanks for the great info. Welcome to the forum - looking forward to hear more from you!
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