Do NOT fill the oil filters with oil before installing
them. This oil would not be filtered and could be
accelerated wear to engine components.
Install the new filter(s) until the gasket contacts the
base. Tighten the filter 3/4 of a turn more by hand.
Do not over tighten.
Either underfilling or overfilling of engine crankcase
oil can cause engine damage.
Remove the oil filler cap to fill the crankcase with
new oil. Refer to Lubricant Specifications,
Lubricant Viscosity and Refill Capacity charts for
the proper oil and quantity to use for your engine.
If equipped with an auxiliary oil filter or system,
extra oil must be added when filling the crankcase.
If the extra oil is not added, the engine may starve
for oil. Follow the OEM filter manufacturers
Before starting the engine, ensure your oil level is
within the correct operating range on the dipstick.
To prevent crankshaft or bearing damage, crank
engine to fill all filters BEFORE starting. Do not
crank engine for more than 30 seconds.
Start and run the engine according to the
instructions in the Engine Starting section. Run at
LOW IDLE for two minutes to ensure the lube
system (including auxiliary filters, etc.) has oil and
the oil filter(s) are filled. Inspect for oil leaks.
Stop the engine and allow the oil to drain back to
the sump for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Remove the dipstick to check the oil level.
Maintain the oil level to the FULL (MAX) mark on
Every 250 Service Hours or 3 Months