Drained oil twice, lost prime twice
I changed the oil in my 2006 for the first time last week, used Rotella 15w-40 and pre-filled Purolator filter, cranked-up and oil light stayed on, killed engine after ~10 seconds, loosened filter, a little oil came out, re-tightened, cranked again, oil light still on, killed engine after ~5 seconds, loosened filter, cranked-up, tightened filter after oil gushed out after ~2 seconds, everything fine then.
Then I was underneath wiping off the oil when I noticed the dang o-ring hanging out of the side drain plug, CRAP!
I got a new o-ring a few days later, drained the oil COLD (I read in another thread that another owner had better luck not losing prime changing the oil cold), replaced the o-ring and oil, cranked-up, oil light stays on, kill engine after ~5 seconds, loosened filter, cranked-up, tightened filter after oil gushed out after ~2 seconds, everything fine again.
Has anyone figured out a sure-fire way not to lose prime? It can't be good on the engine as it does rattle quite a bit while the oil light is on.
I think next time I will leave filter loose, disable ignition system either by unplugging or removing fuse, and use starter to prime, any problem with that?