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Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter #4506820
09/03/17 09:31 PM
09/03/17 09:31 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline OP
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I found this website: www.oilfiltermagnets.com. They sell ceramic magnets for the inside oil filters. So, I've used filtermag and read several threads on bitog. I would be hesitant putting ceramic magnet inside the center. What are your thoughts/opnions? Thanks in advance.......................

Cheers,

Pajero


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506827
09/03/17 09:39 PM
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I would't want a magnet on the clean side of the filter like they show. Hope nobody pops one inside an eCore without thinking. eek



Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506829
09/03/17 09:44 PM
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It appears that you discard the magnet with the filter or am I wrong?

Can't the magnets be cleaned?

And do they impede the return flow of the oil through the center of the oil filter?

Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: OneEyeJack] #4506841
09/03/17 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
It appears that you discard the magnet with the filter or am I wrong?

Can't the magnets be cleaned?

And do they impede the return flow of the oil through the center of the oil filter?


Seriously?

This is BITOG and every guy who decides to use one of these is going to cut the old filter open and remove the magnet, take several photographs under a microscope, weigh the ferrous debris to a thousandth of a gram and then ask each of us to make an educated guess which components the material is from.

A spreadsheet will be maintained with the date od first use and then a concensus will be made as to what the MCI should be.

Magnet Change Interval.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: ArcticDriver] #4506848
09/03/17 10:14 PM
09/03/17 10:14 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
It appears that you discard the magnet with the filter or am I wrong?

Can't the magnets be cleaned?

And do they impede the return flow of the oil through the center of the oil filter?


Seriously?

This is BITOG and every guy who decides to use one of these is going to cut the old filter open and remove the magnet, take several photographs under a microscope, weigh the ferrous debris to a thousandth of a gram and then ask each of us to make an educated guess which components the material is from.

A spreadsheet will be maintained with the date od first use and then a concensus will be made as to what the MCI should be.

Magnet Change Interval.


Fantastic idea!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: OneEyeJack] #4506849
09/03/17 10:16 PM
09/03/17 10:16 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
It appears that you discard the magnet with the filter or am I wrong?

Can't the magnets be cleaned?

And do they impede the return flow of the oil through the center of the oil filter?


That was my concern!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506852
09/03/17 10:29 PM
09/03/17 10:29 PM
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D/FW Metroplex
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For those of us who believe the best oil filter is a good air filter, this sort of thing is much ado about nothing.


2012 Charger Pursuit aka "The Bacon Hauler"
- 5.7L + NAG1 (A5) + 2.62 (215mm)
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506872
09/03/17 11:13 PM
09/03/17 11:13 PM
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Is there any merit to installing a magnet to the oil filter?


2005 Tahoe - 135k
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1999 Passat - Rehomed
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: SnowDrifter] #4506893
09/04/17 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: SnowDrifter
Is there any merit to installing a magnet to the oil filter?


I've been using Neodymiums for years (since 2007) and there is ALWAYS "stuff" on them


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506902
09/04/17 12:41 AM
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Imo, I'd just stick with a Filtermag


2004 Toyota Prius 195K miles RP HMX 5w30 LG Biotech Fram Ultra filter
2004 Toyota Echo 155k miles Amsoil 5w30 Fram Ultra

Filtermag!
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506908
09/04/17 01:42 AM
09/04/17 01:42 AM
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The one thing that they got right and all the other magnet setups got wrong is the idea that the magnet should do its work after the oil goes through the media, not before. That's the problem these magnets solve. Now, the question might be is this needed and if so does this setup work without impeding the return flow.

It looks like you'll need tin snips or a hack saw to get the magnet out for the next oil change or just buy the whole box of magnets from this vendor.

Overall it might be worth the effort and expense for the DIY person and the hard used or long term vehicle.

Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Linctex] #4506923
09/04/17 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: SnowDrifter
Is there any merit to installing a magnet to the oil filter?


I've been using Neodymiums for years (since 2007) and there is ALWAYS "stuff" on them




I suppose that would be helpful for longer OCIs to keep the filter elements clean. But I'm curious if they caught anything the filter wouldn't catch.


2005 Tahoe - 135k
2003 Forester(the swagger wagon) - Rehomed
1999 Passat - Rehomed
Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: ZeeOSix] #4506949
09/04/17 04:56 AM
09/04/17 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
I would't want a magnet on the clean side of the filter like they show. Hope nobody pops one inside an eCore without thinking. eek




Me either. I'd pass on those. On the outside dome end, or around the filter, not the inside.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: ZeeOSix] #4506958
09/04/17 05:29 AM
09/04/17 05:29 AM
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Thanks, but no thanks. Besides reasons mentioned above, they're designed as disposable. Don't like that idea either. And I might be concerned it could interfere with the bypass function of some filters. Once again though, similar to a filter posted here recently, great promotion on the site. Probably catch some folks.

Re: Ceramic Magnets Inside oil filter [Re: Pajero] #4506996
09/04/17 06:56 AM
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MicroGreens look great compared to this.

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