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Old 04-26-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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Oil change

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 matter.

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.

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How about a magnet for the filter?


All you will be picking up is steel. No brass, bronze, or aluminum, but I guess you already know that.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:36 PM   #3
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I had magnets on my oil filters on my boat. I kept them when I sold the boat and you just reminded me that I wanted to install them on the MH. Thanks for the reminder.
I did take apart a filter with the magnet at the end and it does keep the small metals in filter and when you change filter they are also gone !!!
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The oil drain plugs on our 3 vehicles (a Ford, Saturn & Cummins) have "factory" magnets...
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I did not know they manufactured a magnet ,specifically for that purpose.
I wonder how long , its been on the market ?
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Here we go again...$$$
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In the aviation business, there are magnets in the engine oil and the transmission fluid. When the magnet picks up a piece of metal it turns on a caution light in the cockpit. Quite critical in a helicopter's transmission.
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