ok i searched around in the archives and i still have a stupid question: almost all of my other cars have had filters that were in the position so that they could be filled with oil and then installed on the engine prior to start up. bieng as its best to change the oil after warming the engine, i dont want warm engine parts starving for oil on initial start up. ? do folks here pour any oil in thier filters and let it soak in , before turning them " upside down" and installing them on thier whatever model ferrari ( assuming your goes on like a 308 series ect) i did the gear oil and diff yesterday, i want to do the engine oil after a brief warm up and see if any changes have occured, mainly, if i am going to be looking for someone to replace a bad syncro on my 308!! the filter thing is more of a personnel thing i have always done, i have no proof that letting the filter soak up as much new oil as it can, before install, really does any good or not. it would seem that the pressure would rise faster due to the oil under pressure "wicking" through the filter material faster. or perhaps i am just plain wrong. anyone here add oil in the filters, or do they just screw them on and hit the key? thanks for any replies, MICHAEL.