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Last night I ran the engine for 20 minutes after changing the oil and filter. Not sure if that’s the right thing to do, but I figured it’s better to get that new oil lubricating everything, rather than just sitting in the oil pan.

What's do you think is the best thing to do?

Of course, I ran antifreeze through the open circuit side of the engine during this time. :)

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But why not run it anyway to get that good, fresh oil covering everything?

This^^.. only I mostly prefill the filter before installation so that there's no 'void' in the flow during startup. (can't totally fill it because it mounts on an angle). For engines with the filter on a horizontal axis this is probably not possible.
Ours is upside down. No way to fill it ahead of time.

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