TR7 & TR8 Mailing List

Oil Filter Change

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mike Madden

Oil Filter Change
« on: March 27, 2016, 04:12:49 PM »
I recently read in the comment section of a YouTube video that when changing

the engine oil and filter on a TR8, that you should drain and fill the oil

before removing the old filter and fitting the new.  This is to avoid needing

to re-prime the oil pump.



I have never done this before.  I was always concerned with the new oil

draining out when I removed the filter.



Should I start using the method described?



Thanks



Mike Madden

1980 TR8 DHC

Corvallis, Oregon

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org



Jim Altman

Re: Oil Filter Change
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 05:14:26 PM »
More likely to be effective is to fill the new oil filter before putting it

on.  I cant see how refilling the sump will assist in keeping it primed.



Jim Altman

jaltman@altlaw.com

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

W Parris

Re: Oil Filter Change
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 06:35:55 PM »
I call bogus.  I drain the oil while under there remove filter, fill new

filter with oil then install.



Will



>

fosmith@aol.com

Re: Oil Filter Change
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 06:53:35 PM »
I think the origin of this is the statement in the TR8 ROM... "CAUTION: Do NOT delay fitting a new filter, otherwise the oil pump may drain and require priming before starting the engine."  Priming requires removing the pump then packing it with Vaseline.  



As an additional precaution, I fill the filter with clean oil while the sump is draining.  Then install it immediately after removing the old filter.  



Fred

W Parris

Re: Oil Filter Change
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 06:58:53 PM »
Pretty much how I do it. I fill it before doing anything, then you can top it

up a few times, the filter will keep taking oil.



Will



>

Dave

Re: Oil Filter Change
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 07:46:10 PM »
Ditto.  The inlet and outlet to the pump are on the top of the pump.  The pump will stay primed unless the oil leaks out past the gaskets.  The time spent changing the oil is nothing compared to the time spent waiting for it to stop raining.

 



 



Dave Massey