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Old 02-16-2019, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I went to change the oil in my Insight for the first time, I couldnít get the drain plug off. I tried everything I could think of. Iíve got an impala that I drove before I got my Insight, so I know how to change the oil. Iím about 65 miles over due for an oil change and Iíve got to make 100 mile trip in an hour, so I donít really have time to try and get it off today, Iíll have to do it tomorrow as long as it isnít raining. But do you guys think it would be okay to make a 100 mile trip a little overdue on oil? Oh I did replace the oil filter, I was hoping to release suction or something, but it didnít work. Thanks!
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Youll b fine ... i assume the oil thats in there is the synthetic or green oil 0w20 ... its pretty robust oil ... im amazed how clean my oil looks after 10k miles
As for the troublesome drain plug, use a breaker bar over the wrench ... dont worry about destroying it ... theyre cheap and so are the washers and u wont ,mess up the threads so long as the increased pressure is even and in the general plane of the threads
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Youll b fine ... i assume the oil thats in there is the synthetic or green oil 0w20 ... its pretty robust oil ... im amazed how clean my oil looks after 10k miles

As for the troublesome drain plug, use a breaker bar over the wrench ... dont worry about destroying it ... theyre cheap and so are the washers and u wont ,mess up the threads so long as the increased pressure is even and in the general plane of the threads


Thanks for the hasty reply, I feel like they used something like an impact gun to put it back on. I even tried sticking the ratchet on there and using a foot to break it loose but that didnít work either.


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Thanks for the hasty reply, I feel like they used something like an impact gun to put it back on. I even tried sticking the ratchet on there and using a foot to break it loose but that didnít work either.


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I picked it up from a dealership for 6000 they didnít say that they changed the oil, but they didnít say they didnít either. I picked it up the moment it rolled out of inspection. So I assume they changed it. I feel like they would have went by the book since it was a dealership then again, who knows


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Check ur dipstick for color and smell .... which incidentally is good dating advice too
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This is the reason the directions call for a fresh drain plug washer and a torque spec. They are like 30 cents each and the torque spec is 33 lbs.

https://www.handa-accessories.com/insight2010.html

Once you get back, do the CVT fluid as well. That drain has a crush washer as well, but a different size. 18mm for the trans, 14 mm for the engine oil.

See this thread:

https://www.insightcentral.net/forum...id-change.html
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