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#41 of 90 Re: Water leak in hatch area [plambo]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:38 pm)
hi all...just thought I'd close my water leaking chapter on my 2001 honda insight. Long story short, if you see my previous post you will see my problem started with a bad windshield replacement. After 2 different body shop repairs my leak is fixed. My leak was coming into the seat belt areas from 3 places, above the door under the side moldings and a little bit in around the antenna. FYI if you ever have a windshield replaced do it at honda, they should understand that when the side moldings go back on they have to go back on in a very specific way, if not done exactly to spec with each of the clips on in place it leaves gaps where water can enter the body and channel into the seat belt area. To properly diagnose they removed the interior head liner and tested the entire roof for leaks, thats how they found the additional small one from the antenna.
#42 of 90 Re: new ima only allows 45 mpg now [ulyses]
Aug 21, 2008 (11:48 am)
How did you get this as a warranty repair with 120000 miles? My warranty reads 8/80000 unless I'm missing something? I'm asking because my IMA light just came on at 134,000 on my 2000 Insight and my mileage has dropped from 65 to 60 - so I've been anticipating the worst.
#43 of 90 testing EGR valve
Aug 28, 2008 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2000 insight with 96,000 miles and the car has been bucking while trying to maintain constant speed. Doesn't buck on eccel or decel. Also, the MPG have dropped to 40-43MPG (used to be 60-65). Was told probably the EGR valve. Removed the valve but don't know how to test it. hooked it up to the connector and ran the engine at different throttle positions and it doesn't open or move. Anyone know how to test these EGR valves?
#44 of 90 Re: new ima only allows 45 mpg now [ulyses]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:19 am)
When they replaced my IMA controller to correct the battery heating problem, my mileage dropped about 3 - 4 mpg. 45 mpg is unacceptable, and I think you may be being snowed by your dealer. Call Honda USA about this.
#45 of 90 Re: tires hard to find [plambo]
Sep 04, 2008 (1:08 am)
Try Mavis tire. Got all 4 replaced recently and they were not any more expensive then other tires.
#46 of 90 Re: tires hard to find [medic6955]
Sep 04, 2008 (6:43 am)
So good to hear this. What/where is Mavis Tires?
#47 of 90 Re: testing EGR valve [medic6955]
Nov 27, 2008 (9:21 pm)
Yes, that's definitely a bad EGR. Get one from a junkyard and you'll be good.
#48 of 90 sticky windows
Dec 11, 2008 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2006 insight windows were slow going up and down put windex on rubber seal fixed it right away, butis there something better for this .
Dec 15, 2008 (11:23 am)
I have a 2006 honda insight my milage is around 55.6-57.5 I take it pretty easy but drive the Oregon coast Hwy101 most of the time which is fairly hilly but I see people post mileage of 60 plus. Just wondering if this seems about right.
#50 of 90 Re: new ima only allows 45 mpg now [insighter]
Dec 15, 2008 (11:53 am)
Update on MY battery replacement. I wasn't able to get it replaced under warranty. Apparently the extended warranty time varies by State? Anyway, I was looking at a $3500 - $5000 repair. Not a very nice Christmas present. So just for giggles I searched eBay. Found a battery and the attached modules from a car that had front end damage. Had the entire unit shipped to my local Honda dealer. They installed it. The entire repair cost me about $1000. I know it was risky but there was a 90 day warranty and I purchased the extended warranty from SquareTrade.
End result - my car runs like new. I lost no mpg when the repair was completed. In fact I actually gained back a couple that we had lost in the last few years. Steadily at 65 mpg. The dealership was great about using the used parts and said the unit looked new. Oh - the eBayer is LKQonline