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Old 03-04-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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Ok cool. Thought so, just wanted to check. Now where can I get some of these? They may help me out someday. I drive this car pretty hard and with the tranny shifting all the time almost to redline, it'* possible it could weaken..maybe, even though i have a good amount of tq less than what'* it'* rated for. Still a possibilty.
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MOS: You have a drain plug? Lucky bastard.


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No, i may have mis-typed - I meant that I put an extra magnet on my Oil Pan, just above the drain plug.
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:52 PM   #13
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Here'* a naive question: why the magents? I'm assuming just to keep your tranny clean of any metal shavings by attracting them to the magnets? I havn't really heard much about using these, someone enlighten me
On most cars, it'* just a sense of self security. Probably isn't doing anything for a good tranny/engine, but it ain't hurting nothing either, so why not. It'* a pretty cheap "just in case"....
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I posted the link for the site I bought mine off. Just cruise around there, you'll find 'em. And since my tranny is on it'* last legs, I want to preserve it as long as possible. I am a firm believer that they will help keep my transmission alive.


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Old 03-04-2005, 05:12 PM   #15
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mmm...most transmissions already have a magnet in the pan. If you've ever changed your own fluid/filter you should have seen it and cleaned it. I clean mine every time I change the filter, its amazing how much stuff that thing collects.
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It'* amazing how much it MISSES, too.
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I gotta agree with Will, based just on what I saw when I cleaned mine

In my opinion, the factory magnet is borderline useless. It'* just one of them plastic magnets like mom has a whole fridge of. Didn't look to me like it would be very long before it was just overwhelmed.

Granted, if you have a good, well maintained tranny already, then adding more magnets is probably overkill. But personally, I got mine out of some burnt out hard drives I found in the trash bin here, so not only did I get to rip the guts out of a hard drive (FUN!!) I got 5 pretty heavy duty magnets (broke one) to play with "just in case"...

I'll see what good they do in a month or two when I change my filter again
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hehe yeah, my comment was mostly aimed at those saying "whats the magnet for?" and not as a 'well you've already got one, don't need two'.
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Interesting...very interesting...
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Interesting...very interesting...
Which part?
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