Magnetized Drain Plug.

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by fetor56, May 2, 2008.

  1. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    For ppl wanting to filter ferrous metal particles from their oil buy a good quality Rare-Earth or Samarium Cobalt magnet and attach it to the exposed end of your drain plug....magnetism is transferrable so u won't need any glue and it's very powerful.You can also countersink it inside your drain plug but that's more messing around and not particularly necessary.
    In NO WAY does this replace regular oil changes of good quality oil.(Recognition to BoltsMissing)
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  2. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    This is the only reason I want a 4-stroke, really.
     
  3. So you can play with nuts? LOL.
     
  4. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I guess nuts would be the female part in the nut-bolt relationship... so, yes... yes, I'd love to play with nuts. As long as they're Grade 8 nuts.
     
  5. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

  6. cheap ride

    cheap ride Guest

    Fetor,where did you buy your plug? what was the cost? and Sparky, very clever reply,well done.
     
  7. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    The plug was with the engine...i just bought a rare-earth magnet 10mm X 5mm for $2 from a specialist magnet store & snapped it onto the end of the plug.........instant magnetized drainplug. :cool:
     
  8. Woah. That magnet is not even in the pan. That's pretty amazing. But with the magnet not in the pan,wouldn't you think that area around the oil pan itself would get magnetized? Unless the oil pan is aluminum.
     
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    The engine casing is aluminium...the drainplug is steel and so are MOST of the internal engine components,so any loose ferrous particles floating around in the oil are attracted to the magnetized steel.
     
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