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    Spark plug gap

    I've personally seen more stripped threads due to over-torque. I've read variously that torque needs to be reduced ~40% when anti-seize is used, to get the same clamping force, but with that reduced torque the plugs in my Insight kept backing out, and I wasn't comfortable with torqueing them to...
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    Spark plug gap

    It's certainly easy and cheap enough to just try/experiment, so perhaps I'll do just that. I know anecdotally, people have told me these engines simply do not run right on non-copper plugs. Honda started using non-copper plugs for the first time in an extremely lean burn engine at the same time...
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    Spark plug gap

    Can someone educate me on how to adjust spark plug gap when changing electrode type? Vehicle in question is a 92 Civic with one of Honda's lean burn engines, and it's rather sensitive to changes in ignition. Stock plugs are NGK coppers gapped at 0.032". Hypothetically, if I changed them out for...
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    Recommend oil for Acura engine, cold climate

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by nthach</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Any good 0/5W-30 will do ya. That should be a hoot to drive, a K24 powered Insight. It's built like the NSX. I would imagine it would take too much work to get the IMA drivetrain...
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    Recommend oil for Acura engine, cold climate

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by kschachn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A 5W oil (any one of them) is entirely suitable for -22F. The benefit of a 0W oil is not significant until below that temperature.</div></div> And the downside? Let's assume...
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    Recommend oil for Acura engine, cold climate

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by StevieC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Run what the book calls for which is 5w30, and that is tested for -22F (-30C). If you want to run 0w30 that is also fine and it is tested for -31F (-35C). No need to overthink...
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    Recommend oil for Acura engine, cold climate

    Hi all, I'm in need of an opinion / oil recommendation. I'm in the process of putting a modified 2008 Acura TSX engine (K24A2) in my 2000 Honda Insight. The TSX engine originally calls for 5w30 and was never back-spec'd for 5w20, as were many other Hondas of the era. The Accord, which uses the...
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    What Is Your Default Oil?

    I've always run M1 0w20 in my Insight. However the cost of oil doesn't concern me too much (2.6 quarts per change, long change intervals) so I've gotten into trying other oils lately. Last change I ordered a 4L bottle of Honda Green Oil from the UK. I'd like to get my hands on the even thinner...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    Found NEXT oil on Amazon.co.jp for $37 + $33 shipping. I'm going to record what happens in my car's build thread here: <a href="http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/2000-insight-tlc-ecomodding-build-29288-39.html#post526701"...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    I don't think it's so much that they <span style="font-style: italic">need</span> it, Honda and Toyota are just building engines with tolerances that do fine with 0w8, and 0w8 equivalent is available. Someone from the 90's might well look at cars today and ask why we need 0w20.
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    I can only speak for what my home weatherstation reports but last winter was "mild". Throughout the winter we actually saw green a few times, when the snow melted through, which is almost unheard of. The lowest reading I saw was in early February at -29F (actual temperate, my unit does not read...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    Yep, I live near the ski slopes and on the northern side of Mt Mansfield, which is the tallest mountain in the state. I can assure you, the lows get well below zero.
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: andrewp1998</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> -40 f!! Maybe with the wind? <a href="http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/t-joy/item/hondaoil_4rin-012/"...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    Out of curiosity, of the mass-market oils I'm likely to be able to find locally, does anyone know which one might have the lowest viscosity at cold temperatures?
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    Winters here that regularly get to 40 below, and I'm certain cold starts are not great at that temperature. The fuel economy I get in my Insight drops from around ~85mpg tank averages in summer to just above 50 in the dead of winter, with the oil temperature not fully stabilizing until at least...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SatinSilver</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bernardi has some 0w16 oil for $8.71/quart plus shipping. If that's what you're referring to. <a...
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    Anyone know where I can get Honda NEXT oil?

    Hi all, I'm looking to find some Honda NEXT oil, which as I understand is what Honda recommends running in their hybrids and small displacement engines in Japan. It doesn't have an SAE rating but I believe it's equivalent to something like SAE8. Older stores of Honda's Green Oil would also be...
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