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How much do you fill your oil filter? #4603305
12/14/17 09:31 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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If you can add oil to your new filter do you? How much?

I usually add till about half full.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603308
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I fill it, swirl it around for the oil to get into the media and then fill it again.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603309
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My filter on my Toyota sits pretty much straight up and down. I oil the gasket first and then fill the filter to less than a quarter inch from the top.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603313
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ZZman Offline OP
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Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?


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2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603339
12/14/17 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
I fill it, swirl it around for the oil to get into the media and then fill it again.


^ This.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603343
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I have just been adding enough to get the media wet, I don't want to have the oil come pouring out again when I turn the filter base down to screw it on (mine is top mounted).


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603350
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?


I doubt it!
They have too many vehicles waiting for service to slow down their process, and do what we do for ourselves.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603353
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?


No. It's not needed.

Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4603359
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Don't fill at all.
It doesn't take long for pressure to fill it.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: Char Baby] #4603361
12/14/17 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?


I doubt it!
They have too many vehicles waiting for service to slow down their process, and do what we do for ourselves.


Why would that risk spilling oil and making a mess? It's your car, not there's.

Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603385
12/14/17 10:38 AM
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I fill mine completely on my Ram hemi and I was disappointed to see on my wife's new car the filter is horizontal.

I see no reason not to fill if you can and don't understand the 1/4-1/2 fill only part at all?? shrug


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603392
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No. Never fill it. No benefit to be had IMO.


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2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: irv] #4603393
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I've never filled my oil filters in the several decades I've been changing my own oil in multiple vehicles well over 200K miles. Doing so is an OCD/BITOG thing.

Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603395
12/14/17 10:47 AM
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Not on the vehicles in my signature. If you knew what the filters looked like and how they mount, you'd understand.


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Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman] #4603414
12/14/17 11:10 AM
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If I remember or the application allows, then just enough to wet the filter media, but its more of a byproduct of me using oil to lube the new filter gasket.


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