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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Magnetic Drain Plugs & Filters!

Anyone had any experience with the magnetic drain pan plugs or magnetic oil filters?? Looks like a cheap insurance to me if they actually work... Opinions?

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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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Never seen 'magnetic oil filters', but magnetic drain plugs for engines, trannys, tcases, and axles have been around for decades, and are known to be a good thing. They help keep any shavings from being recirculated into gears, and let you know if there is a problem when you change fluids and see shavings stuck to the plug...
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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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i have seen magnetic oil filters advertised advertised a couple places.. i did a quick google search and this is what i came up with

http://www.filtermag.com/

I have also seen them with the magnet built into the filter. It didn't make a whole lot of sense to buy one with the filter built in because you had to pay extra for the magnet and i replace my filter every oil change. im curious if any jeepers have used either the plug or filter before.
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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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summit racing selling the magnets for the filters..

You could just make your own.
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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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i agree. it doesn't look very difficult to make.
do you think they are effective and worth my time/money?
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Unread 10-25-2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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I'd imagine if they were that useful you'd see them as OE parts already on your vehicle.

Engineers have been putting magnets in transmissions for a long time but not in oil pans or oil filters....

Seems a little like overkill to me...
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Unread 10-25-2007, 10:58 PM   #7
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my old 1996 chevy cavalier had a magnetic oil drain plug stock
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Unread 10-25-2007, 11:01 PM   #8
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i think that the magnetic oil plug is a good idea so is the magnetic oil fliter although ithing that the oil filter might be a littke over board. the filter is there to collect thing like metal shaving right? so y would u need a magnet there?
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Although these posts are a bit "stale", let me add that I have had a Filtermag on my '07 Liberty since new. At 2K miles we cut open the filter and WOW, you had to see the metallic "dust" that the Filtermag had "captured"! To answer one of the above replies, NO oil filter will filter out particles under about 20 microns, unless it is an additional "bypass" filter. Filtermag will attract and hold much smaller particles that the regular filter can, thus also inproving the efficiency of the factory filter. I have seen the results of using a Filtermag on several vehicles, including Toyotas. Pretty impressive!
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Does anyone know what size drain plug you need for the ZJ?
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Although these posts are a bit "stale", let me add that I have had a Filtermag on my '07 Liberty since new. At 2K miles we cut open the filter and WOW, you had to see the metallic "dust" that the Filtermag had "captured"! To answer one of the above replies, NO oil filter will filter out particles under about 20 microns, unless it is an additional "bypass" filter. Filtermag will attract and hold much smaller particles that the regular filter can, thus also inproving the efficiency of the factory filter. I have seen the results of using a Filtermag on several vehicles, including Toyotas. Pretty impressive!
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