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  1. Replacing 12v acid battery with lithium pack

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    I have made a battery pack using 4.2v lithium cells from old laptops in a 3x7 cell arrangement (multiply voltage by 3 and multiply capacity by 7). I have a dead 12v acid battery in my Honda Insight 2010 and I want to replace it with my homemade lithium battery pack, however, a straight...
  2. Charging and/or discharging battery REMOVED from car?!

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone, First of all thanks to all the posters that helped me decide to recently buy an Insight. I bought one with a dead battery of which the warranty had expired a week before I bought it (my conversation with Honda about trying to extend that warranty is on its way). So I bought a used...
  3. WTB: Grid Charger

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Hi all, I'm in the northern California SF bay area and I'm looking to buy a used grid charger for around $175-260. I know Jeff Sloan has 'em for $350. I'm trying to get something a little less expensive. Call me at 415-377-6239 or email [email protected] Thanks, Dan
  4. Battery Balancing: Grid Charger vs. 4000 rpm

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Searched the forums and google for an hour, but couldn't find an answer. Please direct me to the correct thread if this question has been asked. I went to Honda and paid $2500 for a new battery including everything. They claim they are new cells, but I don't know. In order to charge up the...
  5. LAF O2 Sensor Removal and battery drain?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hey All! So I was trying to change my LAF O2 sensor but the wire harness is a no go. I tried pushing down the tab and pulling it out to no avail. I saw a slot in the back of the harness and tried putting a flat head screwdriver in it too. Am I missing something? :confused: Also, I was taking a...
  6. IMA Indicator On - No Diagnostic Code?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I'm not finding it... My IMA indicator came on last week, so I used a generic OBD2 reader and the only code reported was P1420 (need new catalytic converter); nothing to do with IMA. Drives just as always. This is a 2002MT with 210K miles. Should I...
  7. Recalibration events AFTER auto-stop

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I'm up to 90K miles (new batt pack at 30K) on my 2000 Insight and have had few problems. Recently though if I sit at a stop light for a minute or more while the motor is auto stopped (idle-stop) and then drive away my SOC state of charge meter begins plummeting downward, usually to the bottom...