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Magnet in the drain plug?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustBuket, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    I'm building an engine and I was just wondering about any possible metal bits floating around in the fresh engine when it finally does get running. Would it be possible to JB Weld a magnet to the oil drain plug? I was thinking maybe ppl don't do this because the heat may take away the magnectic pull of the magnet? JW if this is a good idea or not.
     
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    You can buy a magnetic drain plug to replace your stocker - screw-in replacement!
    I bought mine from either summit or JEGS.
    -- Mike
     
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    yeah, i got a magentic drain plug at my local parts place... most of em oughta have em.

    j
     
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    damn thats a smart idea. lol.
     
  5. RustBuket

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    Why thank you! :lol /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    ive seen a magnetic strip you put around your oil filter too. in fact, it's on page 196 of the new jc whitney catalog. i was thinking about buying it, but didn't know if it was just a gimmick or was actually worth getting.
     
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    Not only are magnetic drain plugs good for initial engine start up, they are also a good indication of engine condition through out its life. Every time you do an oil change you can check for bits of engine that are stuck to it. It won't collect bits of bearing, but it will collect cylinder wall, piston rings etc. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif But hopefully you'll never see any of that. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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