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I know I will draw some fire on this,but I was wondering if just having the immediate option of disabling Assist/Regen with the simple flip of that switch(Hooked to the clutch pedal wires) might be a very simple solution to staying in lean burn when the IMA wants to grab a few bars of regen on the flats,etc....On my commute home it is dark,and with the lights on ,flat road,there is frequently a few bars of regen,which is certianly affecting mileage...

Any comments on the usefullness of just using a disable switch to eliminate this low level regen,(until you lose most bars on the SOC)
to acheive better mileage ,sorta like a manual hyper simplified MIMA?

Disclaimer...I have had my Insight since Dec.4.....but have 4K on it since then.....

2002 RED manual #1081
 

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Been recently discussed here too. ;)

http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/vie ... php?t=3951

Not as "functional" as MIMA, simply an IMA defeat. But better than nuttn. :)

AFA better MPG :?: You've gotta remember that unless the energy that replentishes the IMA pack comes from necessary braking or downhill coasting MPG will be _lower_ from the losses in conversion of gasoline to electricity (forced charge) than simply not using any IMA SoC.

HTH! :)
 
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