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 Postby mercutio »Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:59 pm

i dont mind those rear lights you can always fold it under the bumper when its not needed if your worried about looks doesnt the fog switch have a bulb in it?
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 Postby jjmartin349571 »Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:40 pm

Profile Update - Honda Insight Mk1 - MOT Pass


Well when I came home at lunch I spotted this on my driveway:

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My mechanic said he'd drop it round after he MOT'd it this week so I'm guessing that's a pass then 8-)

Just waiting on a letter from HMRC and then I'll get the car registered.

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 Postby jjmartin349571 »Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:44 pm

mercutio wrote:i dont mind those rear lights you can always fold it under the bumper when its not needed if your worried about looks doesnt the fog switch have a bulb in it?


It does but I wired it up wrong. The tell tale shares a -ve pole with the switch, but isn't switched itself - I need to use a relay that's switched by the feed to the fog lamp in order to illuminate the tell tale. It wasn't flagged up on the MOT though :lol:

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 Postby mercutio »Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:42 pm

bonus :lol:
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 Postby jjmartin349571 »Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:09 am

mercutio wrote:bonus :lol:


Yeah, I'm happy with that :) it was actually having a re-test this week as it failed last week, needed a drop link and a wiper... Got in touch with Honda and a new drop link was going to be £40 odd plus VAT, and stock is held in Japan so they could have it with me by July :lol: Langdon4x4 (@lammy426) to the rescue on that front - turns out he had them on ebay for about £14 posted, he had it with me the day after I paid for it 8-)

It's also been pointed out that the rear engine stabiliser is on it's last legs, causing a fair amount of vibration in the engine at idle. I could only obtain that part from Honda, I've got it on order from Japan and it should be here next month for me to fit. It was about £115 for that part all said and told, but once that's sorted the car should hopefully be in tip top shape and just require regular servicing...

wurlycorner wrote:I love the wheels and the dash 8-)


Cheers buddy, yeah I'm a bit in love with the dash too, but I'm a sucker for a digital dashboard :D

I was considering getting a set of alloys for it :lol: I read on the Insight forum though that apparently nobody has been able to successfully track down a lighter set of alloys yet though and so there is speculation that swapping the OEM wheels off will reduce the fuel economy!

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 Postby vanzep »Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:07 am

good luck with the MOT retest :)

ive only ever seen two of these on the road and they do look different - quite a funky little car and they do stand out 8-)
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 Postby jjmartin349571 »Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:54 pm

vanzep wrote:good luck with the MOT retest :)

ive only ever seen two of these on the road and they do look different - quite a funky little car and they do stand out 8-)


Cheers mate, but the retest was what happened on Monday ;) Yesterday I had a look inside and it had a clean ticket on the passenger seat :)

They do stand out, you get a lot of looks whilst driving it :lol: everyone I know who is vaguely into their cars has given me a proper ribbing over it though :oops: I'll be glad when it's back with Laura and I've got my Prelude back!!

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 Postby vanzep »Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:20 pm

:lol: ok well thats good :) maybe i just misread it a bit ;)

its definitely going to get a lot of people stopping to have a second look at it....
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 Postby Feeniks »Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:27 pm

There's a much loved Insight in our family too :Hello: Sure does get looks, especially with its UFO number plate.


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