Thread: Engine Oil Q!
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:49 PM
bschmidt25 bschmidt25 is offline
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Originally Posted by kskane View Post
Thank you BimmerFan for your response. I have one questions related to "properly lubricate the filter gasket before installing the filter housing (both come with the new filter)". What does this mean, are you saying to put little engine oil on the O-rings before installing the fitting back into the engine.

Also, can I change the oil on cold engine or should I go for a drive first and then wait how long before changing the oil?
The oil filter should come with a rubber O-ring to be used on the cap for the filter housing. It's very easy to replace (I use a screwdriver to get it off). Put a little oil on it before you screw the cap back on - just like you would do with the seal on a conventional metal oil filter.

If my car is cold, I usually just take it around the neighborhood for a few minutes. Just enough to warm up the oil but not heat it up too much where it'll burn me when removing the drain plug.
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