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#26 of 35 More info about Auto Stop
Jan 26, 2011 (11:01 am)
Just to let you know, we've been talking a lot about the AUTO STOP function in the "Insight Real World MPG" discussion board. You may want to check it out for additional information.
#28 of 35 Oil pan replacement
Jul 31, 2007 (8:56 am)
I just took my Insight in for a brake job and oil change. I have 137K miles on my Insight. The shop said that I need to replace the oil pan - $500! Said since it is aluminum they wear out - the threads for the plug. Has anyone else had this issue? Wondering if the tech simply stripped the threads and they are responsible for destroying the oil pan.
#29 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [runnersfoot]
Aug 16, 2007 (2:24 pm)
My 2001 Insight has 141k miles, and I just got an oil change and was alerted that next time I would need to replace the oil pan, as the threads were wearing out. I had no idea this might cost $500. I guess it's possible that they wear out...
#30 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [jammice]
Aug 16, 2007 (3:09 pm)
Aluminum is very soft. I would see if someone would do the oil change by extracting the oil via the dip stick tube. Get a second opinion from a different dealer. That is a very limited edition. Maybe they make a steel pan for it.
#31 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [gagrice]
Nov 27, 2008 (10:11 pm)
FYI, the pan is Magnesium and is extremely expensive to replace. If the threads are stripped, have a helicoil inserted to fix it.
#32 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [Ogre_GEV]
Dec 05, 2009 (10:21 pm)
I have 2000 Insight, and have taken it to the same Dealer for the past 3 years that I have had the car. Last time I had the oil changed they told me that next time I'd have to replace the oil pan since the threads weren't holding. I asked to see the service manager and explained that this was the only place that had changed the oil in 3 years, that the specs to tighten the nut were made so that the threads would not be stripped, that if the techs were following the specs then everything should be fine and as an added safety measure Honda specifies a crush washer. He went out and talked with the tech who had done the work, came back in and said that the next time I changed my oil, they would change out the oil pan at their expense....
#33 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [rushd]
Mar 27, 2010 (4:30 pm)
Well they replaced it! I called to make an apointment for an oil change, reminded them that the service manager would replace the pan for free and they said no problem, bring it in 2 days from now. I did, they changed it out, I thanked them and the service manager said aren't you the one that had a bad bat pack? I told him how it was refurbished and he said good for you.
#35 of 35 Re: Oil pan replacement [runnersfoot]
Apr 20, 2012 (5:11 am)
The mechanics are in a hurry and typically tighten the steel bolt into the aluminum threaded pan with to much torque srreatching the threads. A Heliocoil is your best bet. Always replace with a new aluminum washer or it will leak, trust me on this. As for now, use Teflon pipe tape around the bolt at least two turns to fill up the gap and protect from leaks, it also prevents wear on the treads. To bad you didn't use Teflon tape from the beginning!