That's interesting. I picked up 12 quarts of 0w-20 Mobil 1 directly from my Mobil distributor about February 1st. He only ordered my 12 quarts because he didn't think it would be in very high demand. . .
Last evening I bought a case of the Mobile 1 0W-20 synthetic oil. (4.77 a quart at Walmart). On examining the bottle I am confused as the bottle says it's 0W-20 Fully synthetic motor oil hower they also say Recommended for Ford and Honda 5W-20 applications. Despite this it does list the Honda Insight on the reverse side along with most 96 and never Civics. Perhaps they are just specifying the oil as a 5W-20 substitute. Perhaps Honda and Ford have endorsed the product. Strangely it doesn't mention the Prius which uses 0W-20 oil if I recall correctly. Have fun, Rick
I think I was one of the first to find out about the 0W-20 synthetic while at last years SEMA show in Vegas. I ended up talking to one of their reps and he said that it could be used in Honda and Ford 5W-20 applications for increased fuel economy and lower emissions as a result. I mentioned my Insight and he asked about it. Anyway, when I asked about availability he said that they were working with Honda and Ford dealerships to get the product in the parts departments. Should be interesting to see if they do or not.
Flunkysama--I haven't seen the 0w-40, and nothing was said about Insights on the page your link leads to (but I do want to see what is said--maybe you could cut and paste it to this board).
I imagine 5w-30 or 10w-30 is a better choice than 0w-40, but I haven't heard anyone say that 0w-20, when you can find it, isn't the best choice. Mobil1 0w-20 is supposed to be available at WalMart about a week from today or so.
Walmart had both the 0W-20, 0W-30 and 0W-40 oils. The 0W-40 specified for European cars and the 0W-30 said enhanced economy formula while the 0W-20 said for 5W-20 applications. All had the SuperSyn antiwear technology statement. Have fun, RIck
Well I will probably go with the 0W-20 (interesting that the mobile web site shows 5W-30 for the insight yet they list the Insight on the back of the 0W-20 bottle). Ricky mentioned he was uses 0W-30 but I think that was because of the turbo modification. Have fun, Rick