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  1. Cleaning a Catalytic Converter P0420 Laquer Thinner?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    The check engine light came on. Code pulled as P0420. They reset it to make sure it wasn't an error. Came back on. My gas mileage has dropped 1MPG over the last few months. I was told I'd need to replace the cat. The repair guy said I could try the "laquer Thinner" technique by mixing it...
  2. No Check engine light

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I went to get my inspection done today on my 2001 insight and the tell me the check engine light must of been disconnected by the guy i bought it from. They continue to show me that when i turn the key on no check engine light lights.... very messed up. Anyways turns out my upper catalytic...
  3. Can Bad Catalytic Converter Destroy Engine?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi, I just purchased a 2001 Insight with only 58,000 miles. It needed a new IMA battery and Honda graciously covered most of the costs -- which was very good news. According to the dealer, the not so good news is that it needs a new catalytic converter kit. My mechanic told me that it was ok...
  4. Feedback on Honda repair shops review

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    This is my first post to a bbs, and I am not a car person (but my husband is-- pre-1970's cars); I've read a lot of posts and info on this site (after my experience with the repair shop below), and decided to post a belated review of the shop and, over the next couple of months, of a few other...
  5. wire down rattling heat shield at cat conv?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Heat shield bolts have rusted away from heat shield & it's now held only by the hole for a sensor plug. Would it be OK to sort of wrap it w/ wire to hold it in place? I don't look forward reaching in, down or up, to unscrew the probably-rusty sensor in still-winter temps.
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