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To all of those Insighters who helped me troubleshoot my battery not charging when I braked, thanks a bunch for your help.

It now charges when I brake and I'm a little embarrased as to what the problem was. For whatever reason I learned (many years ago) to drive a manual transmission by putting the car in neutral when I brake. Well as everyone else on here probably knows, you need to brake with the car in gear to get full charging of the battery. It doesn't charge at all when you brake in neutral.

Well I was driving down the road with the car in third gear and hit the brake on accident and there it was charging fully! I couldn't believe it. I researched, talked to mechanics, etc and nobody could figure it out. I guess sometimes starting with the simple solution is the best. Either way I definitely learned a lot about my insight in the process and a little about driving 101.

On a good note, the guy I bought the car from on e-bay was prepared to stand behind the car 100% and was extremely helpful. So to anyone looking to buy on e-bay, have faith, do your research, but don't be affraid to go for it.

Thanks again for all the feedback.
 

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Don't feel embarrassed, I'm sure you feel much more relief than anything.

I had to get used to the Insight's quirks when I bought mine from eBay and I hadn't driven a manual since I learned how to drive -- quite awhile ago; now I appreciate its little hitches like that.

It's a learning process, glad you have succeeded in it.

What amazes me is how well this board solves problems; it's very intriguing from a distributed processing perspective, all of these individuals with their unique experiences contributing (for better or worse) to solving the problems.

I think the Insight needs some Star Trek technology like a deflector array ;) Imagine constantly drafting due to a deflector dish at the front that moved the air out of the way for you, using some currently unknown technology.

Good luck
-Phil
 

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Perhaps if someone offered a 15,000 dollar prize for modifications that would improve the Insight's overal efficiency by at least 5 percent? :roll:
 
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Hi Sippin:

___How does the SoC look after a 15 minute, non-assisted, steady state highway cruise now?

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
___[email:16tk7ame][email protected][/email:16tk7ame]

 

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Thanks for the trouble of your reply and closing this dangling thread. <g>

Now go wash the egg off your face and re-read the original thread. Several replies stated brake while in gear with no clutch.

Now that you "see" what you "overlooked" in the original thread I'd recommend reading the owners manual to keep you out of other difficulties. <VBG>

To b1shmu63:

Whenever your ready to up front the money I'll take it! <VBG>

HTH! :)
 

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Don't worry, your not the first to do that.
 

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I too am glad that it all works well. I think I need to take an English course to better my writting (and you do not know how 'well' I speak :( )
Or could I write in French and you would translate in a Web service
 

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Yves, nous n'avons pas des problems avec ton Anglais. Soyez courageuse mon amis! Je suis certain que la plupart des persons ici savant que c'est difficile d'ecrire dans une autre langue. (I appreciate your effort and input) Quebec is one of the best places on earth to extreme test an Insight.
 

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Merci Kip, je croyais avoir plus de chance d’être compris en changeant de langue écrite.

Dans le message de Mike, il me semblait avoir été assez clair en indiquant la solution la plus évidente: celle de garder le moteur embrayé.
J’y avais écrit que le moteur doit tourner pour recharger la batterie donc il ne fallait utiliser l’embrayage qu’a basse vitesse pour éviter de caler le moteur.

I have tried to use the translation service from Google to translate the above: the result is not understanable at all. Oh well, I'll keep writting in English then.
 

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Good idea! :D I though I'd be techno savy and write a friend a letter computer translated into German. :roll: He wrote back something about bastardising the language. Well, it sure looked like German. :oops:
 

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google language service translation

"Thank you Kip, I believed to have more chance to be included/understood by changing written language. In the message of Mike, it rather clearly seemed me to have been by indicating the most obvious solution: that to keep the coupled engine. I had written there that the engine must turn to thus reload the battery it did not have to be used the clutch that low speed has to avoid fixing the engine."

a little rough but ?understandable? :?
 

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Thanks for the smile. Understandable? ........Ya, well, sort of. :roll:

Welcome to World Wide Insight!
 
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