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I'm at 204,000 miles.
 

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Dfiore as far as I can tell you have the highest mileage of anyone on this forum. I'm sure you have already figured that out though. You must know all the roads in the Sunshine State very well by now. Your also probally closer to needing an ICE change than anyone else. Is your ICE still running ok.? Does it use much oil yet.? Sorry to hear of your IMI problems.
 

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Highest mileage in the forum

What an honor! :D I just hope the new version is created or I am going to rebuild and repaint something cool. What's the ICE (besides what's in my fridge?)

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not burning oil

It IS a Honda! There is a problem that noone can seem to help me with. If I give it too much gas, it bogs. Otherwise, it is GREAT! Okay, a bit creaky but what can one expect at 204k?

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Re: not burning oil

Post thread: 200K mile club
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Both by OP

So I'm now very confused. My friendly poke in the ribs in regard to your not knowing the term ICE and this reply is in what context :?:

This seems a more correct reply for your other thread:

need help narrowing down a problem


Dan, I'd _really_ like to help but you have demonstrated why such an attempt is futile. What you don't understand is the extreme complexity of what your asking for via the written word.

Your best hope is to hook up with a fellow Insighter in south Florida somewhere and compare. The first step that is required in such a diagnosis is sensor data usually read via the OBDII connector. Then hard numbers can be compaired. Else everything else is subjective and dependent on the choice of words. Hopefully you've now seen the difficulty when such diagnosis hinges on mere words.

AFAI remember this has been a long running theme in several of your posts (several different complex and difficult to quantify problems). If you _really_ want to make progress through this media you'll have to invest in some type of OBDII tool. Use the forum search feature, its been extensively discussed.

Even then there is a _HUGE_ gap of information that is left undetected (hands on, seat of the pants type of stuff). And will be the cause of a NG mis diagnosis more often than not.

Else face to face is your only other hope. Sorry but that's just the way it is. If were otherwise you could read many "successful" posts in here.

HTH! :)
 

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It may be a fuel supply problem. Either your fuel injectors are clogged or one of the fuel pumps is very weak. I had this occur with my 88 CRX HF which I had from 5/88 till 4/2000 and put over 320K on it. If the Insight is like a some other cars it could have multiple fuel pumps. Also make sure there is no obstrutions in the air intake system and the air filter is not clogged up. On a different note how long have the spark plugs been installed.? If they are the orginal ones they are probally fried big time with gaps at least double that of new ones and it for sure wouldn't run right. I hope this helps.
 

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Hi Big D Insightman,

We've got a lot of automotive background in common. Ran my 90 CRX HF for 240K 'til I pulled out in front of a Ford Escort (crunch). :cry:

Good helpful points :!:

FYI the Insight just has the one fuel pump. And Dan knows the correct spark plug replacement interval (previous posts).

Injector spray pattern quality is a possibility. A good injector cleaner addative should help. Try Chevron Techron. Widely available at most automotive stores.

HTH! :)
 

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Trekker, I was just shooting in the dark so to speak. We have one more thing in common. My wife is from Jackson, Tn and I am from Milan, Tn. I have also lived in Nashville 87-89 where I bought my CRX HF and Murfreesboro where I went to MTSU. Dfiore may have to try quite a few things before the problem is revealed. But I think it is a solvable problem. I hope for his sake it isn't in the IMI for that could be costly to fix. The Chevron Techron is the best do it yourself injector cleaner out there.
 

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Chevron Tecron

I'll check into that. Thanx!
 

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I had 240K miles on my CRX HF before I sold it to buy the Insight. Didn't amount to much of a down payment, now that I think of it. Seems to be a common thread on this forum though; people who owned a CRX or Civic VX before the Insight. Owner loyalty shows the importance of building a great product the first time.

I have 84K on my Insight and climbing rapidly. I had the catalytic converter replaced just before the warranty expired (whew!). Of course, I never replaced the cat on the CRX, or pretty much anything else for that matter. The engine only saw spark plugs, air filters, and oil changes. And an occasional valve adjustment. I lost an alternator at 85K, but the replacement was still working when I sold it. I don't see why the ICE on this car wouldn't last as long. The pack, unfortunately, is another story.

I'm just starting to experience some abnormal readings from my SOC meter, but I'm going to review the forum some more before I post any questions.
 

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problem fixed 217k miles

See my other posts, but the problem has all but cleared up completely. Wonder how long I can expect it to go with reg maint. I've heard people brag about their Fords that have had ridiculous mileage. I don't buy it though.
 

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dfiore said:
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I've heard people brag about their Fords that have had ridiculous mileage. I don't buy it though.
You will (buy it $$ <g>). You've already attained a very high mileage and have paid the price in maintenance to get there. Higher mileage numbers are available, if your ready to pay the price.

I'd recomend beginning to watch for oil leak problems that will cause other consequential parts failures (mainly oil soaked hoses). And begin oil consumption monitoring. Your engine _will_ be "using" some amount of oil (out through the tailpipe) it did when it was new and will be doing it now at an increased rate. Just don't let it run out :!:

HTH! :)
 

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Your engine _will_ be "using" some amount of oil (

I pulled the plugs today and they're all perfectly clean. :D
 
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