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advice on changing oil at home

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I am a new owner of a 2000 Insight, and would like to change my own oil in an attempt to save some money. Does anyone have specific details on removing the shield to access the drain plug, the tools and wrench/socket sizes for the shield and plug, how tightly the filter and plug should be replaced, how much oil is needed (exactly 3 quarts?), and anything else I should know....
Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Billy said:
Mobil 1 is excellent. But it's discontinued in 0-20
5-20W synthetic oil is just fine in the Insight, unless you live in artic conditions. Even then the only mpg hit will be when you start the engine. After a few minutes the oil heats up enough that the oil would be past the 5W rating anyway.
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