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Old 01-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Magnets in/on oil pan

So board at work and was thinking of something. A previous job I worked a lot with rare magnets and thought why not put something like this on or in the oil pan.

I know they make filter magnets that wrap around the filter and also magnetic drain plugs. Is all this just a bunch of snake oil? Any thing big enough would be filtered out in the oil pick up screen that could damage the motor and then any thing else would be filtered by the filter?

The magnets make sense, but do they work worth their cost?

I was thinking of doing some custom work...

I was going to drill out and epoxy in a long magnet in the drain plug to install a magnate like:

Then I was thinking of getting something like this:

to put on the out side of the pan, bottom middle. This would be on, and then at oil changes I would remove so the participial would be removed during the oil change.

Worth doing any of this kind of thing. Seems like there are mixed thoughts on this. but overall it sounds like it wont hurt any thing.... but also may not be worth the money.


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