Exactly! To avoid a lenghty filter filling, I alway do a "PRE-LUBE" by turning the engine with the starter but NO sparkplugs and no injectors throwing fuel into the cylinders! In large industrial engines or gas turbines and compressors, there is always a PRE-Lube system... My own procedure for oil/filter change at home includes prelubeing the oil sytem, and is like this: 1) With the engine running at operating temp, I add a botttle of oil system cleaner (Wynn's is my favorite). 2) After running the engine for 5-8 minutes at fast idle, I stop it and remove the drain plug. 3) while the engine is draining almost all the oil, I remove the sparkplugs. This accomplishes two things: allows me to inspect how are they working, and will facilitate to turn the engine freely when replacing the oil. 4) I remove the oil filter and place some rags to prevent oil drops splashing around. 5) With the sparkplugs out and the gasoline injectors disconnected, I give it two or three actuations of 3-4 seconds to the starter, so that oil clinging onto the piston rods is thrown out (the reason for stuffing rags into oil filter and oil pan drain!). This removes an extra half cup of used oil, specially if I allow some time for the remaining oil to creep down the engine. During that time, either I change the plugs with new ones or install previously used ones that are clean enough and only have their center electrode filed to restore the edge and re-gapped. (my engines have the "wasted spark" ignition system that erodes the edge from the center electrode). 6) I put a small funnel into the new oil filter and fill about 3/4 of the capacity with new oil (it takes some dexterity to quickly align the new filter onto its threads and turn it quickly enough so that no oil is spilled. With some practice it can be done in my cars that have horizontal filters without spilling any oil. 7) I put about 80% of the total oil capacity with new oil, enough to cover the oil pump pick-up. 8) I give several "Priming" turns with the starter, but as there are no sparkplugs or injectors, the engine turns very easily and the starter motor does not overheat, but the engine gets 100% primed with new oil and oil pressure registers. 9) Before going further, I check for any oil leaks, but as I'm careful enough to inspect the new filter and lube the gasket with oil, I've never experienced any oil leak, but checking it is preventive. 10) I reinstall the plugs and reconnect the injectors, and let the oil go back to the pan to carefully fill the proper level. As I use a large PH8A or MFL-1 size filter instead of the smaller factory filter, I have to add an extra quart of oil, bringing the total capacity to 6 quarts in my 2.4L Turbo engine. 11) Then I start the engine and let it warm up for 3 minutes, to re-check for leaks. 12) After I clean and pick up used oil and every thing, I let the engine cool and write down notes on the small notebook that is always in the glove box, and that is invaluable in remembering when I did any maintenance on the car, like tire rotations, oil changes, timing belt, etc. I doubt there is ANY oil change place in the whole world that does an oil change in a so careful and complete manner, so I enjoy a job well done and actually have fun and relax doing it. Best Wishes. Amclaussen.