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Old 04-02-2013, 03:19 AM
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Oil Change Question

Going to do my first oil change on my truck. Do you guys fill the new oil filter with oil prior to installing it?

Also any other tips i should know first?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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I have never filled the new oil filter prior to installation on my trucks. Once you install it and fill the motor with about 13 quarts of oil, run the motor for a little bit to get the fluids in all the right places to include the filter. Shut the engine off and let it sit for a little bit and check the oil level. Add oil if needed.


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Nope. I don't fill it. Seems like everything works just fine.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:23 PM
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I always fill a oil filter if I can no matter what its on. You will build oil pressure a secound or two faster it seems. I figure the sooner the better.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:51 PM
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I always fill a oil filter if I can no matter what its on. You will build oil pressure a secound or two faster it seems. I figure the sooner the better.
This. It surely doesn't hurt anything.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:52 AM
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I always fill the filter before I install it. Just something I have always done. Its your choice as either is fine.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:31 AM
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Why wouldn't you
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for the input. I have never filled one up before. I read it somewhere so i thought i would ask.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:33 AM
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The way I see it is it only takes a minute to do so you might as well. One thing is for certain is that there's no negative outcome by doing it.
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Always filled the filter with one quart of oil every oil change for 15 years on my 7.3. On the 6.7 it takes 13 qts so Look at it this way, you buy (3) 1 gal jugs plus one quart to equal 13 qts, that 1 quart bottle goes into the oil filter before install. Simple eh.... oh, just don't knock the filter over when you are crawling back under the truck, makes for a mess.
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