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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Tranny pan magnet on steroids

We all have the little magnet in our pans to catch shavings, etc from transmission wear (and maybe breakage). Does anyone think it would do any good to get say, a 3-4" diameter magnet, like you'd find on a speaker or nut and bolt cup, and slap it on the bottom of your tranny pan? Don't ask me why I even thought of this, it's a slow day at work and there's been a ton of tranny threads lately.

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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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If you were gonna do that, is seems better to me to use a smaller but more powerful magnet, like rare earth magnets. They'll take up less space, weigh less, and attract more metal bits.
Be careful with them though, they can be so strong they can smash fingers if you let them "jump".
But just curious, what's wrong with the magnet that's already there?
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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Is there something wrong with your trans that you would consider to add 1 more?
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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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Nothing really. Just one of those thoughts.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Nothing really. Just one of those thoughts.
I hear ya. Now you got me thinking about it hah

Besides, rare earth magnets can be pretty damn fun to play with!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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I couldn't see it harming anything. I have a pretty big one stuck to the lid of my tool box. I need to adjust my rear band in a month or so, so I might slap it on the bottom of the pan tonight and see what it collects between now and then.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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Here's another one of "those" thoughts. Trans is full of electric controls called solenoids which are just electromagnets. If field of capture magnet gets too big could it effect the effectiveness of the control by slowing engagement? I have no freaking idea if it could really happen,lol, just a thought.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #8
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Things that make you go hmmmm.....
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Unread 08-14-2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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Who's trans is on its way out and wants to do some experimenting?
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