Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Re: Oil Change Question
Like I said the way I was taught.
Anal or habit?
In my case habit.
But I am fussy for sure.
In any vehicle I have ever run, I have never had a oil related failure of any kind.
I also know it is not because I pre-fill a filter, but rather I change often, and to Summer/Winter no matter where I am on miles. And I maintain my bike, keep the under carriage reasonably clean, and inspect for crud or accumulated fluid/s, and I watch all fluids like a Hawk.
I have never dropped the drain plug. I open the fill cap, and then the controlled, "Three Screw Monty".
As I clean the filter mount I also push the rag back into the pan, and I do get some gunk, which I am not sure draining through the drain hole would get.
Again all moot points IMHO, as often as any of us change oil and filters, it is not the engine oil we need to fear.
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