This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Does Pre-FILLING The Oil FILTER Cause Engine DAMAGE?" by The Motor Oil Geek

To Fill or Not to Fill: The Oil Filter Dilemma

TLDRDiscover whether you should pre-fill an oil filter and the impact on engine lubrication.

Key insights

⚙️Pre-filling an oil filter can compromise the lubrication process.

💧Oil poured into a brand new oil filter can be less clean than the oil in the engine.

🔎Real-world experiment proves that pre-filling the oil filter improves oil pressure delivery and reduces wear.

🧪Oil samples analyzed showed that oil in the engine was cleaner after passing through the oil filter.

🚗🔧Following proper lubrication practices ensures longevity and reliability of your engine.

Q&A

Should I pre-fill the oil filter before installing it?

Pre-filling the oil filter can compromise lubrication by introducing unfiltered oil. It's best to install a clean, dry oil filter and allow it to fill naturally upon engine start.

Is oil poured into a new oil filter dirty?

Oil poured into a new oil filter may contain particles and impurities that have not been filtered. These impurities can potentially cause damage to the engine.

Does pre-filling an oil filter improve oil pressure delivery?

Yes, pre-filling the oil filter allows for faster oil pressure delivery, ensuring sufficient lubrication to critical engine components right from the start.

Does pre-filling the oil filter reduce engine wear?

Pre-filling the oil filter reduces engine wear by providing immediate lubrication to the engine, protecting important components during startup.

How important is proper lubrication for engine longevity?

Proper lubrication is crucial for engine longevity and reliability. Following recommended lubrication practices ensures optimal engine performance and reduces the risk of premature wear and damage.

Timestamped Summary

00:00"To Fill or Not to Fill: The Oil Filter Dilemma" explores the impact of pre-filling oil filters on engine lubrication.

02:02In a real-world experiment, oil samples analyzed showed that oil in the engine was cleaner after passing through the oil filter.

05:59By pre-filling the oil filter, oil pressure delivery improved, reducing engine wear and improving overall performance.