Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wisconsin, 25 miles north of Milwaukee
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It's not difficult to prefill the oil filter. Just pour oil in the filter, wait a couple of minutes for the oil to soak into the filter media, then add more oil until its about 3/4 full, then screw it onto the engine. For me, oil has never dripped out while installing the filter this way.
But, I don't think its a big deal either way, since the engine is not really that stressed on start up, the oil pressure comes up quickly, we have modern metals in the engine, there is leftover oil film on the moving parts, etc.