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Last week I had purchased the Mobil 1 0w20 and taken the 3 quarts of oil to the Honda dealership to have the oil changed. I checked my oil level once I got home and it was way over filled. I've checked it three more times to make sure I don't look like a A$$ when I go postal at the dealership.

I normally ask for the empty oil jugs back just to ensure the correct oil and amount was used.


For those who don't know about engines extra oil is not a good thing. :!:
 

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This happens very often no matter what dealership, 10 minute change joint, etc. one goes to.

Best way to solve the problem IMO, is to change the oil yourself.
 

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I have the 10 year warrenty and don't want any hassle if I need to use it. Besides it only cost 11.00 bucks for the labor.
 

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Be sure they use your oil in your car. The last time I took it to the dealer to change my oil, I requested 0W20 and was charged for it, but my MPG dropped immediately and stayed lower. When the next oil change came, I did it myself and used the 0W20 and my MGP returned to it's regular level. I believe they used something other then 0W20. I have no proof of course, but that is truely what I think happened.
 

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Where should the level be on the dip stick? (at the top hole, above/below it) I just got an oil change at the local dealer this week and have noticed the car drives a bit differently, especially when just hanging on to lean burn it will buck. It didn't do this previously.

The reciept said 3 units of oil were used, when I asked the service manager about it he said that they use a pump to fill the oil and they round off half units. He then stated "They probably put in 3.5 quarts and rounded down, it's a small engine you know." When I told him "It should be 2.5 quarts..." he then said "Ohh yeah, they rounded up then." Sure, he wasn't the one who worked on the car but this didn't fill me with confidence about how much oil was actually put in.
 

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They probably don't use a pump to fill the oil on the Insight. The pump would be used on all the other honda cars because its cheaper/easy to use bulk oil. The insight however uses the 0w20 oil and is stored in quart jugs. You might even have the wrong oil.

I drove a 200 mile trip will the extra oil and didn't notice a MPG loss. So if your car is losing MPG then again might have the wrong oil.


In the future ask for the empty oil jugs back. You'll get two empty and then the one .5qt full jugs back.

oil level should be within the two dots not below or above. check on a flat surface and when engine is cold.
 

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Check your oil level after oil/filter change

I've been successful in educating my local dealership about the odd quantity of oil used (2.6 quts) when oil and filter are changed. They didn't believe me at first and I had to show them the info in the owner's manual. They also verified it from other sources. So, now I can confidently take my Insight in to the Honda Service Department and get the correct amount. I receive the extra .4 qts in a bottle when I leave. - I also tell them to leave the tire pressures alone as I do this myself. The first time the car was serviced, they reduced tire pressures to 30psi all around. I had to educate them on this as well. But, I now run 50psi all around for increase mpg and better front tire wear as others have observed.
 
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