Originally Posted by Dgc333
In the 40+ years I have been changing my own oil I have never pre-filled an oil filter. This included all through high school and college working in a garage where no one pre-filled oil filters
My vehicles all have gone 250-300k miles before I have gotten rid of them and I have never had an internal engine failure.
Certainly not a bad idea but I don't feel the benefit out weights the nuisance factor.
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!!!