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I am happy to say that I have fixed my Insight's "gutlessness" and the power levels are returning to normal. Talk about low-tech. Remove air-intake hose, add lots of throttle=plate cleaner into open throttle and let soak overnight, repeat. It seems the more I do this, the more my power is coming back. Sure glad I didn't buy anymore needless parts! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. 8)
 

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leak?

Maybe after I have the tranny fixed, and you're putting in my turbo, you'll stumble across something... :lol:
 

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all gummed up.

I went to Miami and back today, for work. It was interesting to note that 5:30 in the morning, I was getting about 58mpg at 80mph, but as the sun came up, I watched it drop to 48mpg. Guess it's not completely cleaned out, yet. :roll: I'm thinking that maybe a new throttle body may be the answer to this. I can avoid paying $650 for a new one by going to a junk yard for about $130 :!: One thing I've been thinking about is that if there IS an air leak somewhere, it should be helping the air intake, not hurting it. If the throttle boy is removed and replaced with a newer one, both sensors will be replaced as theyare riveted to it. Also, the dealer could clean out what it goes into. If nothing else works, I could have them rebuild and clean it out. I'm not ready to go "there" just yet.

-Dan
 
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