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    Fill the new oil filter?
    on: Apr 02, 2017, 07.00 pm
    Apr 02, 2017, 07.00 pm
    Alright, reading the service manual it says to pre fill the new filter with new oil then install it.  After the oil drains out, put in the plug with a new washer. 
    Have any of you done this pre fill on your oil change?  The order it has it in the book, i wonder if this gives a little more flush out before pouring in the new juice? 
    Strange way to do things..... 😎
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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2017, 07.25 pm
    Apr 02, 2017, 07.25 pm
    I prefill the filter then let it sit for a couple of minutes, most of the oil is absorbed by the filter media and no oil is spilled on the install.

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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2017, 07.37 pm
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    Yeah i found that out!  More mess taking the old one off...
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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2017, 12.06 am
    Apr 03, 2017, 12.06 am
    I pull the fuel pump fuse before the change and let the engine stall. Then after the oil change I operate the starter until the oil light goes off, then put the fuse back and off I go.

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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #4 on: Apr 04, 2017, 12.05 am
    Apr 04, 2017, 12.05 am
    Oil changes complete on the TTSE & America.  Strange thing, I got a KN-204 from azgman and i picked one up at Cycle Gear.  The two filters are different size!  The diameter is the same as well as the threads and the 17mm nut, but the CG one is noticeably shorter.   
    I wonder if K&N are reducing the size of its products like cereal boxes & girl scout cookies etc...
    I put the shorter filter on the America... 😎
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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #5 on: Apr 04, 2017, 04.45 pm
    Apr 04, 2017, 04.45 pm
    I have always filled new oil filters to the capacity I can without leakage upon installation.  Just seems like a good idea, costs nothing.
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    Re: Fill the new oil filter?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 25, 2017, 09.50 am
    Apr 25, 2017, 09.50 am
    I have always pre soaked filters before fitting them. Standard practice as far as I am concerned. Fill them up with new oil before you start the rest of the job. By the time you have drained the old stuff, inserted the new plug, torqued etc, and are ready to fit it, the new filter will have absorbed all of what you poured in.

    Always worked for me.
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