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Old 26-Mar-2007, 04:47 PM
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can't hurt but at the same time I don't think it helps. really small particles are suspended in oil and will get filtered out, bigger particles (which there shouldn't be anyways!!!) will either settle to the bottom and get drained out at oil change time or get filtered out as well. I see no real advantage to a magnetic oil drain plug.
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 04:54 PM
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I'm also assuming that because my K20 is predominately aluminum, there won't be much to stick to the magnets anyway.
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 05:13 PM
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well no, I'm pretty sure all the 'wear' surfaces are gonna be hardened steel. like all your bearings and journals, cam, followers, oil pump gear, cylinder sleeves and piston rings... so there could still be metallic elements in your oil, I'm just saying it gets filtered out well before it can reach the drain plug.
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 06:22 PM
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What about for the transmissions? They are all sealed up and to my knowledge dont have any way of filtering out particles right?
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 07:39 PM
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most cars don't have filters on manual tranny's but like bbarbulo said they metal get suspended in the oil. drain and fill your tranny as normal. maybey look into what oil fit's your driving habbits and car best is alll you really need but i'm sure it couldn't hurt
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ya manny trannys don't have filters, but at the same time I don't know of any magnetic plugs for the tranny. also, the gearbox, if it has regular maintenance, it should be fine. if you got metal in the oil you got big problems in the tranny.
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 10:05 PM
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Aren't the drain plugs for manual transmissions already magnetic from the factory?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 12:48 AM
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magnetic plugs, for the oil pan, are essentially beneficial during engine break-in and hard racing conditions (circuit, radical drag). for obvious reasons
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 01:59 AM
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ive seen plenty of guys pulling these out after a few months to find it covered in metal.

will it pick up the flake from the synchros in the tranny?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 07:19 AM
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all this debate over a magnetic drain plug? its $14... get it and see for yourself...it will NOT hurt anything and it MIGHT give you some kind of piece of mind...
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by LEITNER
all this debate over a magnetic drain plug? its $14... get it and see for yourself...it will NOT hurt anything and it MIGHT give you some kind of piece of mind...

It's a bird, it's a plane ,,,,

Nope its captain sarcasm to the rescue .....
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
but at the same time I don't know of any magnetic plugs for the tranny.
http://www.passwordjdm.com/product.a...on=1&P_ID=1109

But has anyone here had a tranny open???
if so do you really think youll need the magnetic drain plug?


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magnetic plugs, for the oil pan, are essentially beneficial during engine break-in and hard racing conditions (circuit, radical drag). for obvious reasons

I have a magnetic engine drain plug, and the only time there was accumulation was on engine break in and it was minimal, on oil changes theres barley anything there...which is good
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 02:11 PM
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if you get the mfactory drain plugs, for 30$, it isn't a costly thing to add to your car just for the peace of mind or adds reassurance
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it's on special right now from Touge for 23 shipped. i picked up a set for the tsx. whether or not they work, i will let you know once i install them.
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 06:18 PM
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Id say just get an oil catch can.
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better suggestion. why don't you buy a semi-circle curve magnet from home depot and wrap it around your oil filter?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 08:09 PM
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i ve only personally opened the originall tranny from my d16z6 and i'm not 100% but i think it had a magnet in the housing
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Originally posted by trigga
Id say just get an oil catch can.
There illegal arnt they?. hell.. .. I'm not even sure what they do?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 08:41 PM
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Oil catch can filters the oil vapour from valve cover, not the oil filter.

If this is a concern, mount an additional oil filter using the oil filter relocation kit.
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