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01-09-2013 01:19 AM
Magus2727 I have personal experience with the ones I listed. They are very well plated and don't flake as long you don't bash them against anything and use care when putting them on and off. They have gold plated ones also which I think plates better.
01-08-2013 11:41 PM
elsolo If you do choose to mount a magnet inside the oil pan (or anywhere internal), be aware that most neodymium magnets are plated, and that plating flakes off rather easily.
(I think they are nickel plated, it's shiny and not magnet attractable)

not sure about sumarian cobalt ones
01-08-2013 11:15 PM
a_2000_se ATX pans have a round magnet in them. After 130k miles mine only had a fine metal sludge around it. You can magnetize the drain plug in the oil pan like you did without high tech industrial equipment. You just need another magnet and stroke the drain plug in the same direction.

As far as spelling - it's a personal thing for most people and at different levels of OCD. Most come here for an informal gathering to communicate solutions. I can look over some of my past posts and think - what the hell was that I was trying to spell. Or I knew how to spell that. Sometimes the brain gets ahead of the fingers and ideas.....
01-08-2013 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
That could get expensive. I Usually do once every year to year and a half.
I only drive approximately 3000-3500 miles a year so that would only be about once a year. Its mostly a commuter / track car. I also don't drive it in the winter, the low ground clearance with the additional lower front bumper makes me a snow plow when their is more than 4" of snow on the ground.
01-08-2013 07:30 PM
Sniper Focus I bought magnetic drain plugs years ago on ebay for a few bucks, and they looked like what you proposed to build... a long earth magnet drilled in a drain plug.

I had them in my 5.0 and that engine has two plugs, when I did oil changes I had to make sure they were far enough apart so they wouldn't crash into each other. lol
01-08-2013 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
Once I get my motor built I plan on doing the blackstone-labs on every oil change so I have a good history of the motor since the rebuild. The magnates would help just keep the bits between the oil changes...
That could get expensive. I Usually do once every year to year and a half.
01-08-2013 07:15 PM
amc49 Even with that much attraction you'd be surprised, there are too many forces on an external magnet. Water puddle hit at speed can easily move or remove one, it instantly moves a car weighing much more than 50 lbs. Putting mag inside perfect, you don't NEED to pull it and clean it, just leave it alone. Moving an external magnet will not carry all the particles with it, some will stay behind to then be loose, a mistake. The oil itself has enough resistance to pull some of the particles loose off magnet. The crankshaft could care less about any magnet in there..........
01-08-2013 07:13 PM
Magus2727 Once I get my motor built I plan on doing the blackstone-labs on every oil change so I have a good history of the motor since the rebuild. The magnates would help just keep the bits between the oil changes...
01-08-2013 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
Well it drives me crazy when people spell stuff wrong. yes its the internet yes it a forum, but their is no reason why you cant take 1-2 extra minuets to form complete words ans sentences.

Well I think I will try some of this and get a few of these. My guess is that the distance from the oil pan to the crank shaft is enough that regardless of the strength and number of magnets used it wont through off the balance of the crank shaft due to the magnetic fields possible?
01-08-2013 07:00 PM
macdiesel You could probably buy a magnetic drain plug? Personally, I wouldn't waste my time. If you really want to know the condition of your engine you could get an oil analysis.
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