Strange directions on changing oil filter
Posted September 06, 2011 - 01:26 AM
"Fill filter with oil to the bottom of the threads, then install on engine."
This appears both in the Kohler and Simplicity manuals.
This would be OK if the filter screwed in from below, but the filter is horizontal -- and the pictures in both manuals clearly show this.
I'm obviously not going to spill most of a filter's oil down the side of the engine and tractor -- so what am I missing?
Posted September 06, 2011 - 04:21 AM
Seriously,that is kind of dumb directions.
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:12 AM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:31 AM
1) Pre-priming the oil filter to prevent a dry start, instant oil pressure.
2) As Orangman said it wets the filter.
Does this do anything for the engine ? I doubt it but thats how my Dad taught me so that's what I do.