i always fill the filter with new oil and rotate it around to get the air out. even a 90 degree filter and its paper element will hold some oil. where is the dry start happening that i see some talking about and what is the way around the dry start?
quote:what? all the parts don't move just because the plugs don't fire???? hello......
Originally posted by rg144:quote:Don't let it actually start. Instead, pull the coil wire and then crank engine to let the oil pump fill the filter.
Originally posted by montero91: what is the way around the dry start?
quote:Sorry for any confusion - it's a recommendation for oil changes I've seen a number of times. Engine parts are moving (including oil pump), but at low RPMs - and no combustion sending pistons flying. And whatever fuel gets past rings will easily evaporate first trip.
Originally posted by kenw: what? all the parts don't move just because the plugs don't fire???? hello......
quote:All my engines are V's, so the oil dumps out on the valvetrain on one side only. It does disappear south quite quickly, I've found, and yes there is surely an oil film left. Wheter this film is sufficent lubrication or not is the question. I will continue to pre-fill, since I complete this as the old oil is still draining and frankly there isn't anything else to do at that time. Plus, I want to. And we live in a country where I can pre-fill my filter, if I so choose. When the police drive by my garage and question my pre-filling, then I will begin to become concerned.
Originally posted by kenw: You just finished pouring up to 5 quarts of oil into the top of your engine, probably directly onto the valve train area. Where did it disappear to?? Just how fast do you think it flows south? and what about all the oil film left behind (which is all you have normally)?
quote:You could just get the media damp by prefilling a day before and drain then install. This way, the oil is quicker to get through the media. But, I ONLY buy cars that have the Oil filter in the correct position and easy to work on! So far, this mindset has worked for me with the exception of my 1998 Honda Accord.. (We only kept that car 18 months as my wife and I disliked it..) And I do prefill my filters... I have some cars that I work on for the Family and I'd love to meet the guys who designed those engines! (1993 Ford Exploder with 4.0 V6 for one..) Take care, Bill
Originally posted by sunruh: how do you prefill a filter on a 05 tacoma prerunner sr5? the filter is upside down!!!