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#4603305 - 12/14/17 09:31 AM How much do you fill your oil filter?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5780
Loc: Michigan
If you can add oil to your new filter do you? How much?

I usually add till about half full.
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#4603308 - 12/14/17 09:38 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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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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#4603309 - 12/14/17 09:38 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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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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#4603313 - 12/14/17 09:43 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
ZZman Offline


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Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?
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#4603339 - 12/14/17 10:09 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
incognito_2u Offline


Registered: 12/15/16
Posts: 113
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
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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#4603343 - 12/14/17 10:13 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
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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#4603350 - 12/14/17 10:20 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
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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#4603353 - 12/14/17 10:20 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
itguy08 Offline


Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 3223
Loc: Somewhere
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Does anyone know if oil change places fill them at all?


No. It's not needed.

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#4603359 - 12/14/17 10:22 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: Virtus_Probi]
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Texas
Don't fill at all.
It doesn't take long for pressure to fill it.
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#4603361 - 12/14/17 10:22 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: Char Baby]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
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.

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#4603385 - 12/14/17 10:38 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 1059
Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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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#4603392 - 12/14/17 10:41 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3041
Loc: NJ
No. Never fill it. No benefit to be had IMO.
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#4603393 - 12/14/17 10:43 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: irv]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 309
Loc: Michigan
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.

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#4603395 - 12/14/17 10:47 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4395
Loc: The Midwest
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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#4603414 - 12/14/17 11:10 AM Re: How much do you fill your oil filter? [Re: ZZman]
ZebRuaj Offline


Registered: 10/14/16
Posts: 153
Loc: MN
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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