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Old 04-17-2007, 01:31 PM   #171
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I was thinking this because... if you look at the goop on a trans pan magnet..It isn't metal chunks, more like metal goo. I'm wondering if it adheres to the pan or is possibly going to lose concentration and work it'* way back into the oil over time if you lose or remove the magnet.
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How about a test over time where someone pulls their oil pan? We know that the pan contains more oil than can be drained due to the location of the plug. I'm wondering if the theory about releasing the magnet will work or if the goop would stay in the bottom...which in theory isn't hurting anything.
I've debated/alternated putting the magnet above or below the drain plug. I have no ide which is better, though. It'* a little herder to get to the magnet when it'* above the drain plug, but my theory is a hard drive magnet is powerful enough to grab up there. And when you release it, the stuff shoul fall into the flow of the draining oil.

I ain't pulling the pan, though, unless absolutely neccessary.
I was thinking about putting it above the plug as well, since 1/3 qt of oil usually sits at the bottom as Bill stated. These magnets will hold no problem, and the particles would probably empty better.

Pulling the pan would be the best way. But since I just pulled mine to replace the gasket I'm not doing it again.

A magnetic oil pan drain plug would be the best idea.
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If the drain plug is magetic, and y'all'* button magnets are really as strong as they sound, you've got your wish. Put the magent on the plug istelf, which should magnetize it at least as long as it'* on there.
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The ones we have now are too big, but yes, we could find some that are the right size and make one.
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I was thinking on the outside, for now. Last I remember, putting a magnet on magnetic mterial made it magnetic as well, if only temporarily. So, unless I misunderstood the size, you should be able to fit it on the head of the plug??

But inside would be real nice!!
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Oh yeah, I was thinking on the inside. These are strong enough to hold on the outside though, and would probably attract crap through the length of the bolt. Good idea.
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Would it fit inside a socket? So you don't have to remove it when pulling the plug??

Might be fun getting a socket on there, though, if they're as strong as y'all say....
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Sorry to be off topic...but I keep coming back to this thread when I see an update...to see who got hurt by the magnets...lol
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Would it fit inside a socket? So you don't have to remove it when pulling the plug??

Might be fun getting a socket on there, though, if they're as strong as y'all say....
You know, I was thinking of this same thing after I posted earlier today. Putting it on the outside would work, but it will not fit inside a socket. So you'd have to take the magnet off first anyway.

I suppose you could use a crescent wrench on the plug and be careful not to knock the magnet off.....although, the magnet would probably attract to the wrench when you put it near it.

Bill, the injuries we sustained has become one of the topics in this thread

Speaking of which....Andrew where are the videos!!??
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