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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Priming After Oil Change

Does anybody have a good way of priming the oil system after an oil change? Whenever I do it I have to do a start/kill start/kill until i think the oil pressure is back up and where it should be. I thought about taking the plug wires off and just turning the engine over. Any tips?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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Priming is not necessary. Just start the engine and let it idle, the oil pressure will go back to normal in just a few seconds. Its no different than changing the oil in a car engine and starting it afterwards. You would be surprised at how long an engine can run at idle with no oil pressue and not sustain any damage.
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Priming is not necessary. Just start the engine and let it idle, the oil pressure will go back to normal in just a few seconds. Its no different than changing the oil in a car engine and starting it afterwards. You would be surprised at how long an engine can run at idle with no oil pressue and not sustain any damage.
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The method I use is to add oil to the new filter before installing it. This method is not in my HD manual but it is in my Buell Cyclone manual. I know the engines are quite different but the idea should apply to both... when the oil pump starts to pressurize the system the filter will already have a supply of oil to send out into the engine passages. I also use this method when changing oil in my cars.
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Just spin on the filter and fill engine with oil and start the engine, beer is optional but recommended. Putting oil in the filter can result in a oily mess. Also you should wash the oil off the front motor mount the oil has a tendency to ruin the rubber on the mount resulting in motor mount failure.


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Putting oil in the filter can result in a oily mess. Also you should wash the oil off the front motor mount the oil has a tendency to ruin the rubber on the mount resulting in motor mount failure.
You don't need to put a whole lot of oil in the filter... my Buell Cyclone manual states: add 4.0 oz of oil to filter and screw filter onto filter housing.

As far as making an oily mess on the front motor mount, read HD_SHOCK's write up in this area under: "No mess oil filter change." I use this method almost to a "t", and it has worked for me... never had to wipe up any oil yet!
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We always add oil to the filter before re-installing, always. It is easy to do and doesn't really take more time to do with the guns we have....
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like others have said. Fill the holes and start the bike. No need to prime the filter.

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