You are a victim of information overload. All of the opinions here have caused you to accept most of them as valid, and try to seek a compromise. This results in confusion.
First, NEVER run your engine even for 30 seconds without oil.
Second, Use quality Mann, Mahle, Knecht or even Bosch filters before resorting to FRAM...
Third, If you want to use a synthetic, choose one that is the correct viscosity range for your car, and change your oil. Mixing dino (not dyno) oil with synthetic to ease it in is unnecessary...
Finally, follow the directions for your Topsider carefully, remove the oil filler cap before suction, and when done, then open the drain plug overnight, and pump again in the morning (yes, cold). Finally, replace drain plug, replace oil filter and add new oil.
"We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror."
- Marshall McLuhan -
Northern California Wine Country...
"Turbos whistle, grapes wine..."