New England Hybrid Festival 2013
Mikes You Tube Videos
Mikes Saturday Hybrid-Solar- Electric Workshop
IMA-EV mod workshop 1 discussing the options
IMA-EV mod workshop 1 gen 3 civic to gen 1 Insight IMA differences
IMA-EV mod
disassembly of clutch and flywheel from IMA motor
removing the (IMA motor
engine to rotor interface
14 year old cars have rust issues
The transmission is operational
getting the shift linkage and output shaft made
workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission
New Saturday workshop helper
Civic power electronics
IMA motor temp
IMA motor is added to my inventory
Cutting deeper
Thoughts on my ideal Insight pack
Prius subpacks in an Insight
Other projects
Early results of subpack testing
Silver pack reassembled.
Insight 20 AH lithium battery system
Grid charger Users page
Mikes Surplus Loft
Renewable energy exhibits
New England Hybrid festival 2014

workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission

workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission
a better look at the working 5 speed transmission

My green and red Insight are both suffering from the 3-2 downshift issues, and after reading about syncro rings and clocking tabs,and other proposed issues with the 5 speed transmission, I decided it was time to better understand how the 5 speed actually works, and since I had the tranny from the green insight with a broken bell housing, why not make a visible working tranny and see what can be learned.
While many people have fixed the downshift problem, and they understand how the transmissions works better than I,so I want to really understand it, and hopefully document it in an easy to understand and visually demonstrated way.
This will be a part time project, and will be something we can work on in the new series of Saturday workshops I will start this week.