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Changing Oil...

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For those that have changed their own oil on their Insights, I'm sure you've found that it has been somewhat more of a pain compared to some other cars. Draining the oil itself isn't too bad.

It's removing the oil filter that's a pain. Mainly concerning:

1. Horizontal Mounting - Nearly imposible to remove unless you have some sort of wrench.
2. Oil drip - There is a long metal "shield" which the oil tends to drip on.

I was wondering if any of you guys have any tips to make the process less painful. ;)

Also, does anyone know of the SureDrain product from Fram works with the Insight?
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There is a Mobil 1 0w-20 available. I changed oil with it about a week ago. As mentioned in earlier posts, Amsoil makes a 5w-20 oil. Since Honda specifies a 0w-20 weight oil, I decided to use Mobil 1. Both are excellent oils.

I prefer the 0w rather than the 5w not only for the colder climate I live in, but also to get the oil circulating as fast as possible when using the auto-stop mode.

Gary
 
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