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Hello everyone, I've been lurking here for a while but thought I would finally post. I bought a g1 6 months ago and have been busy getting things checked off.
It came to me at 230k miles with a dead battery and virtually no clutch.

Since then I've rebuilt the 5 speed trans, new re92's, new clutch etc, bumblebee battery, and general maintenance.
I already love this car, and coming from a first generation MR2, the there is not a whole lot of fun lost when jumping into the honda.

The insight community is top notch too!
I see some stuff about a current hack that seems very interesting, can anyone link a guide to this?
 

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Welcome to Insight Central. You have a beautiful car.

Sounds like you are quite the mechanic, and that is good. It is hard to find good mechanics for the little gems. Seems you live somewhere in eastern CT. There are quite a few Insight owners within a couple hundred miles of you, up and down the Hudson. It helps locate owners if you will put your general location into your profile so that everyone knows approx where you are.

I'm a avid promoter of Insight Meets. We just had a great Mid-Atlantic Meet in Frederick MD. They are great fun, help folks get to know each other, and establish support networks for these rare little gems. I think there are enough insights in the general New England area that you could get a fine club structure off the ground. :)
 

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There are a few Insight owners in the Hudson Valley. One in Beacon, two in Rhinebeck, another one at least in Kingston. A meet/club would be very helpful for keeping them on the road. I need mine for my daily 135 mile commute.
 

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Hello All,

My first post. I have been lurking for a while as well. I have a G1 I got from my friend in Beacon. I am in Catskill NY. I replaced the battery with his help as I am not mechanically inclined. The transmission needs to be rebuilt, something I don't think I can do. I love the my Insight and am open to suggestions on the best way to get it up and running correctly. Thank you in advance for your suggestions
 

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I just rebuilt my transmission and it was not difficult, but did take 2 full days of mostly cleaning parts. Take your time and look up the videos of how to do it. It's not impossible, and will save you tons of money. Nothing beats the satisfaction of driving it knowing that you fixed it yourself though, that's the real reward
 

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There's a great video of a guy that rebuilds one on YouTube. I followed his video and used his part numbers for the axel seals and input shaft bearing + seal, but my input shaft bearing disintegrated, ruining all of the other bearings in the process, but thankfully didn't grenade the gears and synchros. You may need to buy these diff bearings (2 of them) part# 91005-PHR-003 if you get all the way in there. I went to autozone and the only two tools I rented were the bearing puller and the t puller to attach to the bearing puller, see video for a visual. I'm sure this has been linked 14,000 times or so.
 
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