oil filter questions

when you change oil filters is is normal for there to be little oil in filter. just bought the car and changed oil. when you let it does the oil drain back to pan? first time ive ever came across this.

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Too many variables to pen a good comment that applies to all circumtances... of course the orientation of the filter counts for some.... the presence or lack of an anti-drain-back valve (not to mention the possibility that something may be trapped in this valve if it is present). IMHO, it isn't something one would be concerned about..
HTH

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shogun64 wrote:

If the filter is mounted vertical and you brought it straight down and checked it, it shoud be nearly full to the top. My guess is your filter is on an angle and perhaps some drained out as you dumped it. It that case you would see very little running oil. The filter would be heavy though because most of the oil is trapped within the element and would not immediately drain out even if you turned it upside down. A new filter is very light. You could compare the weight of a new and used filter to compute the amount of oil in the old one. It's a good thing you are watching closely on a newly purchased vehicle. I really doubt that you have a problem though.
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Al Bundy wrote:

heh heh heh

heh heh heh

HEH HEH HEH

weighing oil filters? Heh heh heh
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Switch wrote:

You will find more laughs in your cooking and bible group. Continue to get your information from the nearest quick lube. HE HE HE
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Yes that's normal, unless the filter mounts upside down so the oil can drain out. <:)
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