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#4743942 - 04/30/18 09:35 PM Magnetic oil drain plugs?
trooplewis Offline


Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 16
Loc: San Diego
Anybody use them?
Maybe I'm using the search function wrong, but I can't find any reference to them in the forums.


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#4743948 - 04/30/18 09:41 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2457
Loc: Staten Island, NY
I bought one of those red/blue ones off Amazon

Gonna try it next oil change
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#4743950 - 04/30/18 09:43 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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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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#4743955 - 04/30/18 09:46 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
No, no drain plugs

I put them here instead:

Originally Posted By: Linctex

Magnets are 8mm N50 neodymium


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#4743959 - 04/30/18 09:48 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: CT8]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4465
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: CT8
Magnetic drain plugs can't hurt.


Unless they do, of course.

AFAIK, nobody knows.

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#4743970 - 04/30/18 10:04 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7485
Loc: S California
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.

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#4743981 - 04/30/18 10:14 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
dgunay Offline


Registered: 12/05/14
Posts: 624
Loc: Toronto
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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#4743987 - 04/30/18 10:18 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 2072
Loc: US-WA
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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#4743996 - 04/30/18 10:29 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 04/09/18
Posts: 34
Loc: Wethersfield Connecticut
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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#4744003 - 04/30/18 10:35 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
OilUzer Offline


Registered: 07/31/17
Posts: 254
Loc: WA
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 ...


Edited by OilUzer (04/30/18 10:41 PM)

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#4744014 - 04/30/18 10:46 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
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Loc: Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
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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#4744018 - 04/30/18 10:50 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: Ducked]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11480
Loc: Idaho
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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#4744036 - 04/30/18 11:15 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: trooplewis]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 18167
Loc: PNW
Yep, use them in all my vehicles. They do catch ferrous material that the filter can't catch.

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#4744043 - 04/30/18 11:44 PM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: ZeeOSix]
OilUzer Offline


Registered: 07/31/17
Posts: 254
Loc: WA
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

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#4744054 - 05/01/18 12:44 AM Re: Magnetic oil drain plugs? [Re: CT8]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4465
Loc: Taiwan
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.



Edited by Ducked (05/01/18 12:46 AM)

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