Fordmods Logo

magnetic sump plug 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 5 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: magnetic sump plug
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:15 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 385

Joined: 4th Nov 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EL GLi

Location: Around The Place
NSW, Australia

On Ebay last night i seen a sump plug for ea-au but it had a magnet on it to collect all the metal any thoughts on this
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: magnetic sump plug
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:44 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 3355

Joined: 10th Jan 2010

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: EL XR6

Location: albion park, wollongong
NSW, Australia

I actually installed that one today . Seemed to work fine . Not leaking and should catch any shaving from when I tapped into the sump

 

_________________

El XR6 Turbo
Dark Agents,Sunroof, bilstein shocks, 6000k HIDS, 329 mm slotted rotors, twin pot calipers , Climate Control, GarrettT04 turbo,log manifold, crow turbo cam, microtech lt10c, 42lb injectors , 044, surge tank , T56 , rebuilt bottom end , alloy plenum .

Aiming for 300 rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: magnetic sump plug
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:37 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

That magnet will not do much. Sure you'll see stuff stuck to it, but it'll be a small percentage of what's in the oil.

Anything that will stick to it would also be filtered out by the oil filter.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: magnetic sump plug
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 385

Joined: 4th Nov 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EL GLi

Location: Around The Place
NSW, Australia

yeh thats what i was thinking the oil filter would do didnt think it would n any good stronger magnet would be better but at $12 sounds like a cheapy
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: magnetic sump plug
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:30 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 836

Joined: 1st Apr 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF XR6 Wagon, AU2 XR6 VCT

Power: 148 rwkw

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

Yep, any large particles should be caught by the oil filter. It's a full-flow filter, so all the oil has to pass through it before going to the bearings, valve gear, etc. But an oil filter catches only down to 30-40 microns, typically. If you want to catch the smaller metal particles, get a Filtermag - a super-strong magnet you attach to the oil filter (http://www.filtermag.net.au/). Of course any magnet will work only with iron-based metals and won't pick up other particles like aluminium, copper, lead, etc.

 

_________________

95 EF XR6 wagon, 17" FTRs, DBA, QFM, KYB/Koni, AU block, ported EF head, SS Inductions, Territory intake, MLS gasket, milled, Franklin RH24B cam, Coby headers, no cat, Tickford 2.5", 2800rpm stall, J3 chip

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 5 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:06 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names