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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-09-2007, 07:31 PM
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I like my magnet solution because it traps the filings in the filter (and its free). When its replaced the metal filings goe with it:

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Because my job provides an unlimited supply of these hard drive magnets I've used them for all sorts of things. I glued a bunch of them on a stick to drag around on the shop floor to pick up metal filings and junk. A paper towel does an adequate job of removing the stuff so I'm sure it would work fine for this plug.

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Because my job provides an unlimited supply of these hard drive magnets I've used them for all sorts of things. I glued a bunch of them on a stick to drag around on the shop floor to pick up metal filings and junk. A paper towel does an adequate job of removing the stuff so I'm sure it would work fine for this plug.
I use the sticky side of duct tape remove filings/chips from a magnet. Not sure how well that would work with an oily magnet, only one way to find out!

When cleaning up chips after metal working, I wrap a plastic bag around the magnet. When done, turn the bag inside-out and toss chips into recycling bucket.

WARNING: those hard drive magnets are hella strong! Don't get any fingers or other body parts between two of them as they snap together. It WILL leave a nasty mark! Hurts, too!

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WARNING: those hard drive magnets are hella strong! Don't get any fingers or other body parts between two of them as they snap together. It WILL leave a nasty mark! Hurts, too!
Been there - Done that - Got the nasty blood blister when two of those things snapped together in the palm of my hand. I've been a bit scared of them ever since. Well, maybe not scared, but I am a LOT more careful how I handle them.
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seems like this is more useful for a differential application [do we already have mag plugs, i forget] .

i have a magtec trans pan and diff cover on my truck, the magnets are quite large and actually do get some shavings on them.

i also have mag plugs on my quads, they too get some material on them. i guess one way to look at it is, the stuff that's on the magnet isn't contributing to clogging up you filter prematurely if you use synth and long change intervals.
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the oil drain plug is over kill, but a transmission drain plug would be another story. are these available for a 2005 subaru outback limited 2.5?
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Engine protection overkill?? I guess to each their own. Everytime i change my oil theres stuff on this magnet. I guess I'd rather have the particals out of my engine rather floating around in there. As for these plugs I don't sell anymore. I'm offering a far superior drain plugs for engine, tranny and rear diff's.


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Engine protection overkill?? I guess to each their own. Everytime i change my oil theres stuff on this magnet. I guess I'd rather have the particals out of my engine rather floating around in there. As for these plugs I don't sell anymore. I'm offering a far superior drain plugs for engine, tranny and rear diff's.
Well, if it's a big chunk the filter will stop it, if it's a small chunk that gets through the filter it's small enough to hide in the oil film between parts.

Of course for a trans or a rear diff where there may be no filter to speak of, there's value to them.

Now there's certainly some benefit to having one on the oil plug as a diagnostic tool to pick up cam/follower/lifter/gear wear, but won't pick up journal bearing wear, of course.


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Back from the dead... the oil pan and tranmission bolts are different sizes on the '98 Outback right? Looking for a magnetic one for the transmission...
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They are the same, I don't sell these anymore. I sell dimple, they are far better than these. Plus dimple plugs are made in USA.


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Tried the Dimple M20X1.5 plug in the trans today, works perfect!

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