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Old 10-17-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Magnetic Oil Drain Plug

Has any one try these magnetic plugs that supposedly prolong engine life??

I got this from a description on ebay.

Prolong the life of the engine and it's performance level by installing a magnetic oil drain plug. Metal particals produced by normal wear and tear could cause more damages to the engine. Replace the original drain plug with this MAGNETIC OIL DRAIN PLUG will attract and remove harmful metal particles that are floating within the motor oil and prevent them from causing harmful damages.

The MAGNETIC OIL DRAIN PLUG is a great investment and it keeps the metal particals from causing further damages between oil changes. The installation is very easy. Simple remove the original plug during your next oil change and replace it with the magnetic unit, there is no modification needed. After that, to maintain the performance level of the plug, simply wipe off the particles that are attracted on the plug during each oil change before you install it back on the the vehicle.

Is it a waste of money and time, or does it really help the engine to run cleaner??


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Old 10-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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well the throey is solid but im not to sure
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:22 PM   #3
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They use them on the Ranger manual transmissions from the factory.
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generally speaking yes they work, but... they will just get caught in the oil filter, now if you go a billion miles between oil changes then yes they could work
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A magnetized plug is going to do very little, if anything, to catch metal out of oil or transmission fluid, regardless of how strong it is due to its small surface area. Its just a gimmick, not to be confused with the relatively large rectangular magnets put in manual transmissions (which have no filter) to catch filings.

If you take the pan off and install a big magnet inside you could say it would do something, but a little plug that's less than a half-inch across? Take the money you'd spend on the plug and buy a better filter.
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http://filtermag.com/
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I thought they always made drain plugs magnetic?? do they not do that anymore??

and as for saving the engine there really isn't that much magnetic surface area from just the plug, but it helps alittle

the gimic thing I always wanna try is the Magnet wrap for the oil filter, anybody tried one of those?
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There was someone on here a while ago who had one and we had a long, drawn-out discussion about it. What it boiled down to (for me) was they claim it catches small metallic particles that are too small to be caught by the oil filter...however, if a piece of metal is small enough to pass through the filter media unhindered, its not very likely to cause significant engine damage. Odds are you could run two identical cars for the same number of miles, with the only difference being one has the "Filtermag" and the other doesn't, and at the end there wouldn't be any appreciable difference.
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I work on fleet vehicles for a living, and can tell you magnetic drain plugs DO catch metal shavings. The metal shavings sink to the bottom of the oil pan, where the drain plug is located.

Transmissions come from the factory with magnets to catch metal shavings.

I say its worth the few bucks to buy the drain plug. You can also buy these at your local auto parts store.
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I work on fleet vehicles for a living, and can tell you magnetic drain plugs DO catch metal shavings. The metal shavings sink to the bottom of the oil pan, where the drain plug is located.

Transmissions come from the factory with magnets to catch metal shavings.

I say its worth the few bucks to buy the drain plug. You can also buy these at your local auto parts store.
So then is worth to get the Filtermag and the magnetic drain plug?
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