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Old 09-06-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Honda Insight motor swap ECA1,help input please

Honda insight 3 cylinder Ima 5 speed
on the engine it self said its an ECA1 but still cant find any info on it

want to swap into my 87 crx, bought engine and transmission without the electric motor for 600 bucks

what sieres engine is this?

Can i opperate proper clutch engagement dis engagement without the ima?

Stand alone engine management for the 3 cylinder?

lean burn would not allow me to use a aftermarket ecu?

stock would be obd2, making it tough to swap without its hybrid part?

could I somhow use the po7 lean burn or p05 not sure out of the 92-95 vx?


one other idea mabey a k sieres 6 speed wold bolt up?

thanks alot Jason
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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What do you think a lean burn is?

No, a P07 isn't going to help you.
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could you just run it using mega-squirt (complet stand alone computer system) or something like that?

and I wouldn't do it just to impress the rich kids. do it for yourself or not at all.
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RE

its not really to impress the rich kids, they just make fun of all my cars including my z1 powerd first gen crx, cause they all have insights and I loved the metros until i found out about the z1, and I figured the p07 from the vx would work becuause I thought they had lean burn, maby if I could socket the ecu and lean the fuel maps a little, run it only on three cylinders using normal 1 and 4 for 1 and 3 and 2 or 3 for 2?

and megasquirt is an option but could it do any form of lean burn
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a buddy of mine (who lives in my house) is converting his 82 chevette over to fuel injection. he plans to implement lean burn on it eventually.

the way he told me is that you can set an AF ratio that is dependant on certain conditions just like the VX hondas. I can't say from experience because I don't know but he is one of those guys that does things right the first time and doesn't play around. if he says it can do it, I would believe him.

I would still say to do your research though. I don't know your car and neither does my friend. if it blows up, you have to deal with it.

they also sell a test board that confirms that you have built the ckt board properly. I would say to definitely get that if you plan on doing this.

could I also make an alternate suggestion. you can also get a metro XFI (I hope that is right) they are rated like 58 mpg without any pesky batteries to replace. finding one would be the trick
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With megasquirt you should be able to tune lean-burn into the fuel map with no issue. Actually, it might be better.

Under certain constant load/rpm conditions the Honda engine goes into lean-burn mode. Usually during a steady cruise. Why not write those same load/rpm conditions into the regular running map? Then, it's possible that you could be accelerating in lean-burn.
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