I came across this 'engineering' description of advanced engine mounts used on all Honda models including the Insight. So given the Insight's front-wheel drive, it has the standard inertial-axis mounts. Is there any way to tell if the Insight has the other two features... and whether one or all of them can be attributed to the 'misfire' observation when car is idling (?).Is this “misfire” strong uneven vibrations being felt shortly after cold starting? If so, then my 03/19 build has this. When the engine turns on for the first time and is cold, the engine seems to put off strong vibrations and shakes some in its mounts. It’s felt through the steering and the floor, particularly when I have the wheel turned completely to one side. It definitely doesn’t feel smooth or normal to me as it feels like something is off balance.
- All front-wheel-drive models have inertial-axis mounts.
- Honda engineers used computer analysis to determine their optimum location.
- They effectively control engine vibration over a wide range of engine speeds.
- An electronically controlled engine mount is used on select automatic transmission-equipped models, which helps damp engine vibrations at varying engine speeds.
- Another design found on select models is the Honda liquid-filled engine mount.
- This innovative design uses engine vibration to pump fluid from one chamber to another within the mount.
- This alters its damping frequency in response to changing engine rpm.