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Old 05-01-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Magnetic supercharger plug results? Here they are.

I recently 'aqcuired' 5 magnetic SC drain plugs from www.canadiansupercharger.com (Brian McPhee, the owner, has been a long-time supporter and valued Vendor of ours).

I installed one in Chadow427'* M90 when he was here to visit:
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(no results to report yet, but I'm bugging him)

Sent another to Billboost37, who installed it in his GenV. He'll post his results in this topic shortly.

Two of the remaining 3 were installed in my most recent nosedrive rebuild. One as a drain (obviously at the low point) and one as the fill:

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The results after 150 miles? After a nosedrive rebuild with new bearings? Keep in mind the following pic is only ONE of the two plugs, and the bottom drain plug (which hasn't been pulled) probably (very likely) has more debris stuck to it. This is magnetic (steel/iron) debris that would NORMALLY be circulating in my oil, slowly wearing down my gears and bearings. 150 mile plug on the left, new plug on the right:

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That'* not just a blob of 'goop'. That'* magnetic debris.
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Very interesting. I am surprised, that much derbis is floating around in the oil in there. What is the price$ of this magnetic drain plug? From seeing these pictures, it seems that they could be a worthy investment. I wonder what the other members' findings will be?
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Bill...didn't you have a little more goop before that bugger grabbed the metal tray?

I had a little bit more than that on mine. Interesting thing we are seeing is it'* low mileage, however... the SC oil is clean and the plug is gooped.

Almost pays to pull the plug every oil change and clean it off.
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There was a little more on mine before the two plugs pictured grabbed each other in a deathgrip.

And keep in mind, my lower drain plug is magnetic, and will probably have at least the same amount if not more than you see on this one. And I have new bearings. My oil is crystal clear, but it should be at only 150 miles. We'll clean this off and check it again about 500 miles.

Keep in mind these plugs require drilling and tapping. Which means you have to pull your nosedrive off to do it, and protect the rotor bearings. I'll get a price from CSC today, and see if we can work something out for those that don't have the right drill/tap. Maybe some sort of kit or something. I'm a believer.
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Which means you have to pull your nosedrive off to do it, and protect the rotor bearings.
Why would you protect the rotor bearings across the room on the supercharger after you've removed the nose drive.

Proect the nose drive shaft bearings..then drill and tap the NOSEDRIVE where the previous plug was located.

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Are these drain plugs neodymium magnets? They look (and sound) it.

I'm very interested as well. Maybe I will install a drain on the bottom this summer.
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Lack of coffee talking earlier.

Nosedrive bearings should be protected during drilling and tapping. I'll get ahold of CSC today.
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Make sure you quote the nosedrive drain plugs and not the oil pan ones

Although..heck..get quotes on both if ya can!
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Idea - Wouldnt there be a way to place maybe cooling hose attachments to these fittings and run some kinda like cooler to cool the oil. Kinda like a rear axle cooler like on a Dana 60 used on some mopars.

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I recently 'aqcuired' 5 magnetic SC drain plugs from www.canadiansupercharger.com (Brian McPhee, the owner, has been a long-time supporter and valued Vendor of ours).

I installed one in Chadow427'* M90 when he was here to visit:

(no results to report yet, but I'm bugging him)

Sent another to Billboost37, who installed it in his GenV. He'll post his results in this topic shortly.

Two of the remaining 3 were installed in my most recent nosedrive rebuild. One as a drain (obviously at the low point) and one as the fill:



The results after 150 miles? After a nosedrive rebuild with new bearings? Keep in mind the following pic is only ONE of the two plugs, and the bottom drain plug (which hasn't been pulled) probably (very likely) has more debris stuck to it. This is magnetic (steel/iron) debris that would NORMALLY be circulating in my oil, slowly wearing down my gears and bearings. 150 mile plug on the left, new plug on the right:





That'* not just a blob of 'goop'. That'* magnetic debris.
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Not sure that there would be any benefit derived from cooling the supercharger oil.
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