I changing my oil in a View 3.0 Mercedes diesel, then it dawned on me ,
when I owned a 7.3 Ltr. F-250 Super Duty , I stuck a magnet, a very powerful magnet , on the bottom of my oil pan.
WHY, you might be asking yourself, well if there is any metal , of any kind
in the oil , it will be picked up by the magnet,even if it's microscopic .
I know this works ,because I saw first hand ,an oil pan that had a magnet stuck to its bottom, during a 350,000 mile rebuild.
There was, a good amount of metal particulates , built up in the pan where the magnet was located, outside .
You can do this to a gas or diesel engine , it dont
I have an aluminum lower half,so a magnet won't work,the conventional way.
I'm going to put a (Super) high strength magnet on the end of the oil drain plug. I have some small diameter ones. I just have to remember where I put the dang things.