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So it's again time to change the oil in my '03 CVT Insight, 50,000 miles total w/ 6000 miles on the clock since the last change. I've got 6 oil filters on hand , so since I'm now out of my stash of 0W-20 Mobil I , I go trying to find some 5W-20 Mobil I. Good Luck!

Oh, by the way, I go to my Honda dealer( Newton Honda, NJ) to trade in my stash of ATF-Z1 for, I told, the new standard in CVT Trans. oil " CVT Oil Part#08200-9006". What do I see, a shelf full of Mobil I 0W-20 oil !!
What's with this ! Why do they still have this oil?! I guess maybe their stash is bigger than mine!? I ask the price- $6+ / qt. I'll see if I can find it cheaper @ "WalMart".

Walmart, Mobil I 5W-20= 5.50/qt. I look down the shelves & find 5 quart containers for what amounts to $4.18 /quart. Only problem, they don't stock 5W-20 in 5 quart containers.
What to do, buy single quarts @5.50, no way , I'll try Advanced Auto down the road. I walk in, locate the oils , see the price of $6.29/qt & walk out!

OK, I'll try Walmart where I live, Milford,Pa. Same outcome as first Walmart. They do have Castrol Syntec 5W-20 in a 5 quart container for 19.97. With some apprehension, I buy the Castrol ! HAS ANYONE USED CASTROL IN THEIR INSIGHTS ?
Heck, I can buy AmsOil 5W-20 for 4.20 a quart, any comments on trying that oil?
Thanks for listen.
Bill
 

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You're going crazy worrying about this, you know. :lol:

It's THREE QUARTS OF OIL for crying out loud. It could cost $10 a quart and would still be affordable. :roll:
 

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LOL!

I, too, find paying $6+ per quart of 0w-20 something of a hard swallow. However, it seems to be the going rate for even a quality synthetic 5w-20. Since you're only using abnout 2.8 qts per throw, it's still a fairly cheap proposition, even with Honda's $6+ filters.

I'm frankly more concerend with using a high quality lubricant & filter than I am in saving pennies in this area. A frind has a Porsche Cayenne, which uses a 0w-40, which Mobil has available, and I noticed the local Checker has in stock. These supr-light oils are becoming more common and we'll probably see the 0w-20 become more availabel, and less costly as time goes on.
 

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Its the principle right? :D

Go with the Amsoil if it is cheaper. Used to be more expensive,and it is supposed to be superior!
 
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