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  1. damage in overfilling engine oil

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Is there any harm in putting oil in above the fill mark? I had the oil changed in my 2000 MT INsight 5 days ago. There were no visible leaks in my garage and no oil smell before. The tech told me there was oil all over the bottom of the engine and I only had 1/2 qt left. He suggested paying $70...
  2. Oil plug

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    The head of my drain plug is completely stripped. It's like the mechanic before me cranked it on there as hard as they could each time and then tried tearing it off each oil change. It was done at a Honda dealer every time prior to my purchasing the car. Anyways, I can't currently get it off...
  3. 10w40 in Insight...HELP

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hello everyone, I live in Rome and just bought a 2009 insight with 140k kms after much research on this website. According to the service book the car has been serviced at honda except for the last one. Now I know that 0w20 is THE oil for insight even for the warm climate here in Italy, however...
  4. Newbie help needed understanding uk variable servicing

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    I've just bought a 2 yr old honda insight (UK) SE. It's done 20K miles now and has had it's 1 & 2 service (most recently 6 months and 3K miles ago). I've also just taken it in for a B service (dust and pollen filter + drive belt inspect). My service countdown is saying 340 days to next B...
  5. Mugen Holiday Accessory Sale - Discounts & Free Shipping!

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    Great discounts and free shipping (in the 48 states) on Mugen Oil Caps, Shift Knobs, Textiles and more! See all of the great deals here.
  6. New Owner / P0420 / Oil Splatter

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Howdy all! Recently I acquired a 2003 Manual Transmission that has been sitting at an auction lot for a few months. After driving about one hour the check engine light came on and AutoZone read the P0420 code. I do have to pass emissions and after reading a little I imagine the next steps will...
  7. Engine Oil Leak - 2011 Honda Insight

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    Last year, at my first engine oil change, I found oil stains on my engine. At that time I took it to the dealership and they thought this was oil residue from the factory.
  8. mechanicsburg, pa insighters - oil change?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    hey guys, if you have seen my other posts, i just brought up my grandfather's insight up from miami and now i have it at school with me in mechanicsburg, pa. i think theres at least two forum members from this area - do you guys have any recommendations for where to get my oil changed? i dont...
  9. Maintenance Items and Where To Get Them

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    I've found, in general, common items are a little harder to find for the 2010 Insight. Many of the "part finders" do not even have the 2010 Insight listed, even at major sites like and Auto Zone; and some other sites like Amsoil, the listing simply doesn't work. I'm putting this...
  10. manual transmission oil change?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    My wife has a 2005 with now 47k miles on it. The manual's severe schedule says the oil should be changed every 60k/3 years for the severe schedule. It's not driven severely by any means, but for my 1990 Civic I tended to follow the severe schedule. My question: - is it really ever necessary to...
  11. Amsoil BMK-13 dual remote bypass setup

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Amsoil BMK-13 dual remote bypass setup. I thought I would post this here before going to ebay with it. I believe a couple insighters installed this setup. I would install my self but my 2005 has a honda warranty and I dont want to take a chance that they would not honor it. Anyway $100 cash...
  12. changing my own oil

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Now, I know there are like 485728492049203 threads about changing the oil on our beloved cars. But in none of them could I find a good, detailed direction on how to do it. I am more handy than the average Joe, but not by much. I have done an oil change or two in my life, but not much more than...