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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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"For my airplane I was searching for the best oil..."

You use an automotive oil in your airplane? I've always been told that it's a major no-no. Different additives that aren't compatible with aircraft engines, or something.

Not to mention that the tolerances and general rate of oil leaks & burning I've seen in most aircraft engines make expensive oil sort of pointless. Doesn't stay around long enough to do any good :)
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