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Old 02-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by jbird1955 View Post
Consider yourself a very lucky man. Just think for a minute of the process that the lubrication system goes through, especially after an oil change. Before it lubricates anything in the engine it has to fill the element previous to supplying anywhere in the engine.

And THAT is oil change 101, precharge!!!
Of course by precharging the oil filter the first dose of oil your engine receives is unfiltered. I guess we all assume the oil coming out of a bottle is absolutely pure, but industrial things can go wrong (and are you really sure that bottle you bought was unopened?). Then there's that 1/4 quart of leftover oil that's been sitting on the shelf for a year that seems just right for precharging the filter...
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