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magnetic oil drain plug

Any of you have one? If so, ever see anything stuck to it at oil change time?
Either way I think it's a good thing to have which is cheap insurance just in case anything may be going wrong internally. How else would we know? Ordering mine tomorrow.
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I've seen shows on Spike use them. They seem to work REALLY well. I personally would recommend it.
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i have had one for about a year, i only change my oil twice a year so the last time i removed it there was nothing stuck to it.
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i have had one for about a year, i only change my oil twice a year so the last time i removed it there was nothing stuck to it.
Thats good that nothing's on it but why only twice a year on oil changes?
I need to change mine like every 3 months which is usually under 3000 miles and the **** is black and in need for change. You running amsoil?
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I change mine maybe 3 times a year.
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i only put 6k a year on my truck tops lol

i drive maybe 70 miles a week, takes me less then 10 minutes to get to work.
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I change mine maybe 3 times a year.
Yeah same here 3-4 tops.
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mines about 80-100 a week... and 2 vacations a year usually ~900 each...
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My fiance's sonoma had a magnet on hers and it rarely had stuff on it, but it would clean it off when i changed the oil. Wow, I cannot believe you guys drive so little. Up until a month ago I changed my oil every month for about a year. I was driving that much to school and work, lol.
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my buddys got one on his dakota and we were talking about it last week, i was thinking about getting one, i havent change my oil yet since i bought the truck, but is over due. i drive 80+ miles a day so i change mine alot
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My brothers f-250 has one in the transmission. You wouldn't believe how much stuff it caught when he lunched a few synchros
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Put a magnet on the outside of your oil filter. Then any metal shavings go when you change the filter. Just don't forget to put your magnet on your new filter.
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Put a magnet on the outside of your oil filter. Then any metal shavings go when you change the filter. Just don't forget to put your magnet on your new filter.
i now have a use for these 2 high powered magnets i have
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i say go for it. cheap insurance even if your motor broken all the way in
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Put a magnet on the outside of your oil filter. Then any metal shavings go when you change the filter. Just don't forget to put your magnet on your new filter.

Thats a great idea. I'm gonna do that. You can even get a magnetic oil filter. I've seen them for $12-$25 but I think that price is too steep for something that will go into the garbage.
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Thats good that nothing's on it but why only twice a year on oil changes?
I need to change mine like every 3 months which is usually under 3000 miles and the **** is black and in need for change. You running amsoil?
Run synthetic and a good oil filter and change it every 7-10,000.
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http://www.filtermag.com/

You guys may want to check these out.
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http://www.filtermag.com/

You guys may want to check these out.
That's what I've used on my past 3 vehicles.
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