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« on: March 30, 2013, 11:29:57 AM »

I just changed the oil and filter getting ready for Blytheville.  I did not fill the oil filter with oil. Now I'm reading that I should have filled it.  Can I get away with this once or do I need to take that new filter off and fill it up before I start it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 11:37:18 AM »

I can't tell you that it is essential to do it, but I probably would just for the peace of mind.  There always seems to be a delay in the oil pressure registering after an oil change even when you do fill the filter.  I wonder if cutting the fuel supply and cranking it without letting it start is an option.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 12:54:10 PM »

You will be fine just watch and be sure it doesn't blow the gasket on the filter a 8v92 bypasses the filter till the the oil pressure come up the oil galley is always full of oil even after you drain the pan

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 03:05:57 PM »

Well....I took the filter off and filled it with oil..good thing I did, the level dropped quite a bit once everything circulated.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 03:17:41 PM »

It should have dropped less than a gal how much did you have in it most 8v92 are 7 gals with the filter
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 03:51:58 PM »

Thanks luvrbus, it dropped less than a gallon, checked the filter for leaks carefully, looks fine. I put in 8 gallons and it is right on the mark the PO had on the dipstick which is just above the "L" mark. This is a silver reman 8v92 from 2000, mechanical injection.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 06:19:27 PM »

I have no idea what pan you have but if it is the bus pan it less than 7 gals 6.9 plus the filter and you are saying 8 gals plus the filter ?
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 07:30:46 PM »

8 gallons total, including the filter.
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