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Default To fill or not to fill. That is the Question.

Do you fill your oil filters before installing them? I was trained to at the Bus Barn at the school district. If not, have you ever heard of blowing an engine because you don't?
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If at all possible, yes!
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I always have,but Terry says the filter companys say not too.
they want them dry.
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I always fill them.
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Yes, I fill them.
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I still fill mine but I do not think it is necessary. You are sure not going to do damage at idle before the filter fills and you have pressure.
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Terry was here and we did a test.
Filled my filters,started the engine and timed how long it took to get oil pressure.

Then serviced Terrys engine,same S60 engine,put filters on dry.
started the engine,it took the same length of time to get pressure on the gauge.

I will say,its much easier to spin on dry filters.
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I will say,its much easier to spin on dry filters.
Sure is, and less messy!
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I know the facts but I been filling my filters for 50 years, probably not going to stop now.
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I guess I never knew you were supposed to fill them first. I was never formally educated on mechanical work, but I took my lead from the old mechanics that always serviced my cars when I was younger and didn't have anyway of doing it myself. I watched them and nobody ever filled one before installing it. All they ever did was take some of the old oil and rub it onto the rubber gasket of the new filter. So after nearly 55 years of driving and not blowing an engine yet, I guess I won't worry about it. Besides, with the exception of the coach I think all my filters go on sideways. How do you deal with that when filling before installing?
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