Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - MK3 2012 Focus - Oil Change 101
View Single Post
Old 02-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #45
jbird1955
Focus Enthusiast
 
jbird1955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 48235
Location: Tewksbury, MA
What I Drive: 2014 Tuxedo Black Ti Hatch

Posts: 134
Points 788, Level 14
Points: 788, Level: 14 Points: 788, Level: 14 Points: 788, Level: 14
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 jbird1955 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dgc333 View Post
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!!!
__________________
Ford Focus 2014 Hatchback 300A Titanium w/ Moonroof
Tuxedo Black Metallic
jbird1955 is offline  
    Reply With Quote