I just wanted to introduce myself and my insight its a 2001 Monte Carlo Blue, insight with just over 150k miles. I couldn't of asked for a better previous owner. A nice lady who took great care of the vehicle. She kept all records of all the maintenance she had done to the vehicle. The only reason she sold was because she purchased a CVT insight.
history of insight:
maintenance was performed at a dealer (oil change,fluids, etc.)
battery was changed oct 2008
new driver door and driver front fender (deer)
sparkplugs changed 95k miles
front and rear brakes pads were changed a few months ago
So far what I've done to the vehicle:
oil change w/ OEM honda motor oil and oil filter
new OEM honda transmission fluid
fix a few loose underbody panels and rear bumper side was alittle loose.
Cleaned the EGR valve with WD-40
To do list.
it needs a valve adjustment (I'll have a shop do that for me)
I want to clean my EGR plate, but I cant access 1 last bolt (tried for 30 mins) I just dont have the proper tools
I believe the rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced.
I want to run a fuel cleaner, any recommendations?
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My previous car was a 93 Civic DX and I was able to get 40-45 mpg. So far I've 'only' been able to get 58 mpg on the insight. tire pressure is good (45psi). I've tried driving different speeds on the highway.
I hate to ask such a newbie question, but how can I tell if I'm in lean burn?????? I've tried searching, but all I get is to make sure you get into lean burn.