The end of the Plug and Play MIMA, and MIMA2
MIMA introduction
MIMA Operation
MIMA Users Page
Installing MIMA with The Plug and Play harness
Why two Joysticks
How do I calibrate the system when I install V1.5 ?
What Is MIMA ?
Can MIMA work on Civic and Accord Hybrids ?
Is it difficult to install ?
Will installing MIMA void my Warranty ?
Can MIMA hurt the car ?
Will MIMA distract me while driving ?
How do I use MIMA to improve my MPG ?
Can I disconnect MIMA ?
Can the Insight operate without the IMA system ?
My car has recalibrations, will MIMA make it worse ?
Can MIMA work with the CVT Insights
Installing MIMA with the pin replacement harness
The MIMA Joystick
The MIMA Display
The FAS system
Cable impedance problem with last MIMA systems.
Learning to drive with MIMA
Hardwired Harness
Theory of Operation

My car has recalibrations, will MIMA make it worse ?

Lets first define recalibrations, or recal's.
There seem to be several types.
The most common one is where the SOC will drop rapidly from some middle value to empty very quickly (10 seconds). There is some evidence that this is caused by the battery developing a memory of the shallow charge /discharge range that the car runs at. Check out the MIMA Pack Whack page under project cars for more information.
If you find an Insight you like, you can determine if it has recal issues by driving it hard while watching the IMA battery discharge. If the discharge is smooth and continues down to 1-2 bars in a linear fashion, the battery is probably fine.
The IMA battery warranty has been extended to 10 years and 150K. A salvage or rebuilt Insight will have no IMA warranty, regardless of the mileage.