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Oil Filter Change

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Bill Derksen

Oil Filter Change
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:35:11 PM »
I can attest to this - I left my engine without oil for several months

while working on other stuff (don't remember if I had put a new filter

on it at the time). It took me quite a while to get it primed.



Cheers

Bill



On 3/27/16 16:53, fosmith@aol.com wrote:

>   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.

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> 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.

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> Fred

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> -----Original Message-----

> From: W Parris <parrisw@shaw.ca>

> To: Mike Madden <mmadden2012@hotmail.com>

> Cc: tr8 <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

> Sent: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 3:35 pm

> Subject: Re:   Oil Filter Change

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> I call bogus.  I drain the oil while under there remove filter, fill new

> filter with oil then install.

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> Will

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>> On Mar 27, 2016, at 1:12 PM, Mike Madden <mmadden2012@hotmail.com> wrote:

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>> 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.

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

>> draining out when I removed the filter.

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>> Should I start using the method described?

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>> Thanks

>>

>> Mike Madden

>> 1980 TR8 DHC

>> Corvallis, Oregon

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