Focus Fanatics - View Single Post - Magnets in/on oil pan
View Single Post
Old 01-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
Magus2727
Focus Fanatic
 
Magus2727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62897
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
What I Drive: 2001 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 3,777
FF Reputation: 9 Magus2727 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
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: http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetai...IA-N52&cat=168

Then I was thinking of getting something like this:
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetai...8B-N52&cat=168

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.

Thanks.


__________________
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42

Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)

Last edited by Magus2727; 01-08-2013 at 05:43 PM.
Magus2727 is offline  
    Reply With Quote