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  1. Over-revved and bent valves... Time to pull the head

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2000 Insight 5spd with about 150,000 miles. The other day when on the freeway I had someone suddenly pull out from the service lane with no warning while still not moving as I approached at about 65-70mph. The car next to me on the left had a few cars behind him tighly packed so I was...
  2. 2001 Insight CVT Needs Battery and Engine Rebuild; Fix it?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    This is a 2001 Insight CVT with over 100K miles that I inherited from my father. The engine recently developed a "rod knock" and needs to be rebuilt. The battery has been replaced several times and it needs to be replaced again. I have been unable to find anybody in my area (Hampton Roads, VA)...
  3. Honda Insight battery rebuild not DIScharging

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Recently I rebuilt an IMA battery pack for a 2000 Honda Insight using sticks that were pretested. The project at first seemed successful - when everything was put back together and the car turned on, the IMA battery light was off and the battery charge level was showing a full charge. The...
  4. Carburetor rebuild info. desired

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Finally got to where the motor can start after rebuilding the 2000 Insight's body (bumper, fender, hood, front bulkhead, mirror, etc.) post an exciting front end crash. Motor starts, but is stuck at full throttle. Throttle cable moves freely in cable housing. At gas pedal's top position...
  5. '00 Manual Transmission Mostly Dead

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My 5-Speed is giving up the ghost at 276,000 miles. Here's what's happening: Between positive and negative load, there used to be a grinding sound, made worse when A/C was on The between load grinding sound has turned into a loud grinding and thunking sound when rolling up to a stop and the...
  6. Over 300K miles on '01 Insight 5-speed

    MPG Issues
    My 2001 Insight 5-speed has over 300K miles so far. I've started designing a "panel" that will allow me to erase the memory in each of my sub-pack batteries. My goal is to build a tool (or technique) that will allow me to fully charge my battery pack such that it will function properly (be...
  7. Engine Rebuild (bottom end)?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I bought my wife a 2001 Honda Insight (CVT) with 117K miles this summer. I drove it a lot the first few weeks, like a new toy, maxing out the gas mileage (60 was my best tank, 47.1 is the lifetime ave, 51 is pretty typical w/o too much care). When I turned it back over to her as her full-time...