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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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Careful with that strap wrench

Yo, Figgy, be careful with that strap wrench, watch for your oil cooler to move if that goober that put it on with a strap ( or gorilla grip ). You may have to hold the oil cooler in place and grunt with the strap at the same time! And always make sure the old filter's o-ring is still on the old filter before you put on the new filter. Instant leak if you double up o-rings :!:
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