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I recently bought my Insight :D [3/22/03] and want to maximize my mpg. 8) I have a 5 sp w/ 'climate control.' I'd like to control the climate by just having the fan on - no ac. I've set the ac to econ mode, set the temp ~ 2*F higher than what I think the temp is outside, and then hit the fan button 1x. Is this the way to just have the fan on?
 

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Hit the econ buttong once more and it will go to ac off econ. Burry the dial at 60 degrees and it will just vent outside air in. When you need the air ac on econ 80 degrees with fan on full actually does pretty well while not slaughtering your mileage as much as full auto.
 

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Rick said:
Hit the econ buttong once more and it will go to ac off econ. Burry the dial at 60 degrees and it will just vent outside air in. When you need the air ac on econ 80 degrees with fan on full actually does pretty well while not slaughtering your mileage as much as full auto.
Thank You Rick, I'll try hitting econ 2x and dialing down to 60*. It will be refreshing to breathe fresh unheated morning air.

I read the owners manual, searched this website, and called Honda's 800 # and never was told this before.

I'm sorry if my question offended you "resist" :oops:
 

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(I hope I don't hijack this thread)
but have any of you noticed that the "vent" (just the fan on the dial at 60) still blows warm air?

Is it sucking air from the engine compartment?

usually the outside air is fine during the summer here, but with the windows up and the 'vent' on, it gets really warm in the car :(
 

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Yeah it does still blow warm air. It's a whole lot better than my previous vehicle, but I wish there was a way to just get outside air in to the car without heating it.
 

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I read the manual as well and it was not very specific about NOT having the car go into auto stop and NOT having the AC on.
 

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No, it's not the manual, I think it's just me.
 

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gomarlins3 said:
I read the manual as well and it was not very specific about NOT having the car go into auto stop and NOT having the AC on.
Same here. My 2000 model year manual has almost literally nothing on how to "manage" the climate control for least impact on mileage.

It also says nothing about how to drive the car optimally: there's nothing about "lean burn mode", NOX purge, etc.

I've gotten vastly more information from this website and talking to others.

JKB
 

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2003 Manual

I reread my 2003 manual on 'climate control.' There is no mention of hitting econ button a second time. I'm glad this forum is here. :wink:
 

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Yes, this site has been a huge help. I even spend less time on other sites- read as almost zero.
 
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