Is this an F-series or E-series? On the 6.0L DIT engine, it uses a cartridge style oil filter, similar to those used by BMW or Mercedes. On the F-series, the filter is on top, and on the bottom if it's an E-series. Remove the oil first, BEFORE you drain the oil from the oil pan. There is a valve inside the oil filter housing that opens up as soon as the oil filter is removed, to enable to residual oil in the housing to drain with the rest of the oil in the system. Make sure you use the CORRECT original oil filter from Ford (part number FL-2016), or else you WILL end up with driveability issues. Also make sure the oil is neither overfilled, or underfilled. It takes EXACTLY 15 liters (or quarts, whichever you're comfortable with). In answer to your question, no you don't need to put oil in the oil filter, before installing it. Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
· 1 decade ago