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  • oil change...........

    I was told when changing oil you need to shake the container of new oil so all the additives come out with the oil..............
    also you should put some in the new filter before installing it...........

    do any of you do this ? really ...........

    Keith
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  • #2
    I've never heard of shaking the oil container. Have heard of putting some oil in the filter, but I don't bother. I believe there is enough oil sitting around in lifters and passages that nothing is going to hurt before the new oil gets up into the engine.
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    • #3
      I usually put it in the paint shaker for a minimum 10 minutes. Then pre heat it to the same temp as the engine block so I donít shock the gaskets as it makes its way from the valve cover to the pan. Once the oil is properly prepííd, with careful balance, I do a hand stand while emptying the container to insure all of the bottle contents are emptied so itís clean and ready to recycle. Hope this helps..........
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      • #4
        I can see where shaking the container may help if the oil has been in the shelf for a very long time. It would be especially important for oils containing wear additives for flat tapper cams. Those additives can and do settle out into the bottom of the oil pan.
        That being said do I shake oil before I pour it in? No. Is filling the filter with oil a good idea? Yes. But I donít usually do that either. An engine that has been maintained and has a decent oil pump in it should be ok without filling the filter.

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        • #5
          I do use 500 ml of EOS to 4L of oil when I change the oil in my 68, so the additives in that are mixed right into the oil. I usually start by pouring in the EOS, and then the oil.
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          • #6
            On an engine that has a vertical filter like a Chevy, I always fill the filter first before I put it on. Never do it on a Ford since the filter is almost horizontal, it would run out on the floor before you got it on. As to shaking the oil bottles, never heard of that. I figured it got shook around enough handling it and on the drive home.

            If the additives were falling out that easily, how would they ever stay mixed in the engine? Seems like they would all be lining the bottom of the pan if that were the case.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
              On an engine that has a vertical filter like a Chevy, I always fill the filter first before I put it on. Never do it on a Ford since the filter is almost horizontal, it would run out on the floor before you got it on. As to shaking the oil bottles, never heard of that. I figured it got shook around enough handling it and on the drive home.

              If the additives were falling out that easily, how would they ever stay mixed in the engine? Seems like they would all be lining the bottom of the pan if that were the case.
              you nailed it Bobby !
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Poppy65 View Post
                I usually put it in the paint shaker for a minimum 10 minutes. Then pre heat it to the same temp as the engine block so I donít shock the gaskets as it makes its way from the valve cover to the pan. Once the oil is properly prepííd, with careful balance, I do a hand stand while emptying the container to insure all of the bottle contents are emptied so itís clean and ready to recycle. Hope this helps..........
                Poppy65,
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blue34 View Post

                  you nailed it Bobby !
                  I 2nd that opinion/belief, Fellas!

                  Ryan
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                  • #10
                    back when i did my own oil changes, i would partially fill my filter on my ford engines so il pressure would come up sooner.
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                    • #11
                      Never heard of shaking the oil before pouring it in to the engine.
                      That said, I have always filled the filter at least half way before I install it.
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                      • #12
                        Yes, half full on a Ford, along with wetting the o ring with oil.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
                          Yes, half full on a Ford, along with wetting the o ring with oil.
                          x2....my daddy would slapped me up side the head if I didn't use a Motorcraft FL-1A and put some oil in it and on the rubber. lol
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