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Magnetic oil drain plugs? #4743942
04/30/18 09:35 PM
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trooplewis Offline OP
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Anybody use them?
Maybe I'm using the search function wrong, but I can't find any reference to them in the forums.


Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743948
04/30/18 09:41 PM
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I bought one of those red/blue ones off Amazon

Gonna try it next oil change


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743950
04/30/18 09:43 PM
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Lots of industrial engines had magnetic drain plugs where I worked. the engines didn't last any longer than the engines with out magnetic drain plugs though. Reasonable interval oil changes are all that is needed for along engine life. Magnetic drain plugs can't hurt.


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743955
04/30/18 09:46 PM
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No, no drain plugs

I put them here instead:

Originally Posted By: Linctex

Magnets are 8mm N50 neodymium




"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: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: CT8] #4743959
04/30/18 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Magnetic drain plugs can't hurt.


Unless they do, of course.

AFAIK, nobody knows.

Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743970
04/30/18 10:04 PM
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A magnetic drain plug is only an indicator of wear, sort of an oil system snitch. Don't expect it to be something that it's not.

Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743981
04/30/18 10:14 PM
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I use it. Compared to the image above, it looks cleaner at 5-6k. It's my daily driver and rarely floor it.

I am sure that it will not collect all wear metals, maybe some iron, that's all.


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743987
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I have one on every fill and drain plug. Everything that doesn't have a plug gets it on the dipstick.


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4743996
04/30/18 10:29 PM
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I use dimple drain plugs. You can check out the company on a search. Type in dimple drain plugs I believe their website is a dimple drain plugs.com. I use it on my on a 2013 Tacoma excellent and you can get rid of an allen wrench set up if your vehicle already has that these all are wrench sizes and it can use standard box wrenches
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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4744003
04/30/18 10:35 PM
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Typically the oil filter should catch the metallic and non-metallic particles ...

They are used for differential or transfer case when there is no filter.

There is a possibility the drain plug may not match your OEM exactly (i.e. develop minors leaks) and the magnet can come loose. just saying there is a chance ... I have heard of oil leaks from friends but don't have a personal experience with magnet coming loose.

also have read the metallic parts that are now magnetized and attached together and to the magnet can separate from the magnet like a little ball and cause issues. This I am not sure since I have read it on the internet ... grin

edit:
also the drain plug with magnet maybe a little weaker since it is? hollowed out to insert the magnet ...
over time and with torque it may weaken and another potential for leak. engine oil is changed more frequently than diff oil ...

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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4744014
04/30/18 10:46 PM
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http://greddy.com/products/accessories/mag-drain/
One of the first things I did to mine along with going to Fram Ultra oil filter.


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: Ducked] #4744018
04/30/18 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
Originally Posted By: CT8
Magnetic drain plugs can't hurt.


Unless they do, of course.

AFAIK, nobody knows.
They didn't hurt any of the engines that had magnetic drain plugs.


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Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis] #4744036
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Yep, use them in all my vehicles. They do catch ferrous material that the filter can't catch.

Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4744043
04/30/18 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Yep, use them in all my vehicles. They do catch ferrous material that the filter can't catch.


if the ferrous material are big enough to see how can they go through filter?
just curious since I had debated about using them in the past but never did ...
I am open to change my mind smile

Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: CT8] #4744054
05/01/18 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Originally Posted By: CT8
Magnetic drain plugs can't hurt.


Unless they do, of course.

AFAIK, nobody knows.
They didn't hurt any of the engines that had magnetic drain plugs.


Didn't say they did.

I said that as far as I know, no one knows.

And as far as I know, you don't either.

I have one. I also have a magnetic dipstick which I think makes a whole lot more sense.

That must be why they don't, AFAIK, exist, and I had to make it myself.


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