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    good morning all, i havea question for any service techs, when installing a new oil filter, is it nessary to put oil in filter prior to install, a friend took his trk to wal mart and they told him that was not how they were taught, wow i was taught that years ago what say you, thanks marine59

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    Welcome to the club. I always pre-oil my filters. Sounds like a LAZY Walmart worker.

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! I agree that it should be done, also. It may be a small thing, but pretty cheap insurance.


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    Welcome to the club from another Marine! As stated, pre-oiling is cheap insurance...do it!

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    Welcome to the club and thanks for your service!

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    I have to admit that I've never heard of pre-filling the filter before installing. What's the difference?

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    Welcome to the GM truck club 59 & thanks for your service...

    X10 on filling the oil filter before installing it.

    Al, If you don't fill it before installing it, your engine bearings get one big gulp of air for about 15-20 seconds, that does absolutely nothing to protect it. I also let mine sit for about 5 minutes, so the oil can soak through the media & am able to add about another 1/2 cup to fill it on up.
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    I never fill my filter...but i just start the engine untill i see oilpress., and then top of the oil ?!!!!!!

    Why is that wrong ???

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