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  1. How would you fix this? Loose heat shield.

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I can hear it rattling sometimes in the car. Looking for some advice. How important is that heat shield? Thanks
  2. Mini BCM Interceptor

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    It can be programmed both ways, it does not need to be installed in the car. It can however be installed in the car, just make sure the car is off.
  3. Drove insight short distance with no oil, was that very stupid?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    1 year after I had to reapply the jb weld, it is actually holding up without any leaks. The 2nd time I applied the jb-weld, I was really careful not to contaminate the area with oil still leaking out of the crack, that is why it is holding up now. I have no plans to ever fix this with a new oil...
  4. Purchased LTO cells for upcoming conversion next year. Long term storage recommendations?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I'm surprised you can't maintain your voltage without grid charging it. If its because of the battery voltages why not use the fooler to adjust the battery voltage down so the car thinks the battery is at a lower voltage? Before I installed all the mods to increase power my battery pack actually...
  5. Purchased LTO cells for upcoming conversion next year. Long term storage recommendations?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Don't forget that the LTO cells are made for a 20,000 life cycle. So its not the cycle life but the yearly capacity loss is more a question. Nobody really tested just how how quickly the LTO cells lose capacity over the years. On lithium ion cells I tested, you get about .3% TO 3% A year...
  6. Purchased LTO cells for upcoming conversion next year. Long term storage recommendations?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Here is actually a good video to watch to understand charging and battery voltage longevity. This is based on lithium ion with 2.5 volts to 4.2 volts, but you will get the idea. Optimally, the best voltage you would want to keep your LTO pack is at 2.30 volts, keeping the voltage range...
  7. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Yes it is quite amazing these cells stayed in basically perfect balance. This is because they were made in japan I believe with very good quality control. Plus they are in a very good case and protected. I actually never balanced them, they came shipped to me all within .003 volts. I actually...
  8. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    retepsnikrep, thinking about it. I should probably secure the MCM and BCM, put a couple of 12 volt fans running over them. Then put the aluminum cover over everything at this point. There is really no reason to keep it open anymore considering I don't have any issues or need to check the cells...
  9. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    If you are talking about the aluminum cover, nope, never installed that. I just place the gray hatch mat right on top of everything, that is the gray mat with the little door to the spare tire. This isn't the best idea because of heat issues in the summer, I have to actually lift it over to...
  10. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Finally got around to checking my individual cell voltages after almost 2 years. I checked 48 of my 84 individual cells or 4 12 cell packs. Didn't feel like even opening the other 36 cells. Checking the 48 cells, all cells were within .003 of each other, mostly 95% were within .002 of each...
  11. Best cell phone holder for Insight?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Looking for tips from anyone on what would be a good cell phone holder for the insight. What works well with the car? There are many options amazon and its hard to figure out what would work. I'm wondering if someone has found something that works well.
  12. Purchased LTO cells for upcoming conversion next year. Long term storage recommendations?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Lithium Ion doesn't really self discharge, or it does it so slowly it would take years for cells to drop a noticeable amount of voltage. Of course if you have a damaged cell then that may well discharge faster then the others, but that is why you check all your cells before using them after...
  13. Purchased LTO cells for upcoming conversion next year. Long term storage recommendations?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    For storing cells the best way is to keep the voltage low. I personally store my LTO unused packs at around 2.00 volts per cell, which is at about 10% capacity. Since the LTO cell will be disconnected from any current draw, there is no worry about them self discharging to 0 volts. The other...
  14. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    No, I have been meaning to do that actually.
  15. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    No issues to report with my LTO conversion since I last posted. I have been using my car a lot this year with my new job for commuting and I have been charging it like once a week. I'm really happy with the IMA Boost device made by retepsnikrep ...
  16. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I don't really rely on the suction cups except for the two small side windows, I just stuff the hatch heat shield inside the groove around the edges of the window. Even without suction cups it will hold. Heatshield made the shields on the larger side so they kind of get wedged into the window...
  17. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Using the heat shield in all the windows has kept my temps at a 100 deg maximum for most of the summer here in NYC. I'm happy with that. I believe it got up to 130 degrees last summer without the heat shields. The issue is I have to put all of them in the windows. I only need to use this for...
  18. LTO "Lithium" battery conversion thread

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I got a p1440 error last night in my carr and the check engine light and IMA light went on. The car was back to normal after turning it on and off. I still had to reset the check engine light. This p1440 error came on only about 10 minutes into my drive, it can't be due to any heat issues. I'm...
  19. Grid Charger Power Supplies

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    You will quickly learn you will not be able to charge the LTO pack to 218 volts because as soon as you regen the voltage will spike and the DC-DC converter will shut off. Depending on the weather you may be able to go to 210 volts, I actually forget the numbers. If you live in a place that has...
  20. Grid Charger Power Supplies

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I was told on the internet to use diodes on each power supply so in case one power supply starts before another, it does not back feed into another. I actually found reference to this a few different places. I was told here it wasn't necessary and that possibly the mean well power supply has...
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