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454me 11-05-2005 02:10 PM

I think I have a good idea. What do you think?
I have always believed in magnets to help remove particles form the tranny and engine. I was looking for a magnet to put on the oil filter but the nicers ones cost something like $50 bucks.

I remembered that I had tore some old hard drives apart and taken the magnets out of them. There are 4 in each drive and are real strong magnets. I have put 3 on my oil filter each 1/3 around and when I change the oil will see how well the work. So if your a pack rat like me and think this is interesting the next time you see an old computer set out for the trash pick it up and take the hard drive apart. The magnets are epoxied in and takes a little effort to remove them with out breaking them. Then just dispose of the rest of the computer. Just another ranting of a mad man.

poncho62 11-05-2005 02:27 PM

Turbo350s have one in the pan....................stock, from the factory.

dinger 11-05-2005 03:25 PM

Your filter will catch anything smaller than about 8 microns. Finding metal particles in your oil will also probably too late. :D

OneMoreTime 11-05-2005 04:15 PM

Those are used in aircraft engines more as an inspection device to see if any abnormal things are going on..Would work in a car about the same..


steve t 11-05-2005 04:16 PM

might be good on new motor for break in, after that it's like dinger said

ChevelleSS_LS6 11-05-2005 10:15 PM

they have magnets in the 4T40E in my grand am, too bad it's not the heavier duty w/ performance axle ratio 4t45e.

I found a good magnet and stuck it on the oil filter, I can't tell if it does anything since I can't seem to cut the filters open without crushing them or taking a hacksaw to it <making it look like I have all sorts of crap in the engine.

red65mustang 11-06-2005 07:55 AM

buy a oil pan drain plug with a magnet ($10?), the magnet is isolated from the plug and pan so it can catch and hold metal to remove when you change the oil....alot easier than opening filters....and say a prayer to the great motor god before you remove the magnetic plug: "please!!!!.no metal on the magnet"

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