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Is this a waste of money?

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sound slike it really works, but will it benefit me at all? it might be a waste of 20 bucks. Let me know what you pro's think of this because I don't know much.
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That is not a direct link. What exactly is it?
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It's called a filtromax, it's a magnet that sticks to your oil filter and holds metal particles to the magnet instead of having them float around in your engine oil.
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Not a bad idea but aren't there already magnets in the oil pan?
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I don't know, to be honest i'm ashamed to say I don't know anything about cars. My father is a mechanic of 35 years and he never teaches me anything, so I have to come on the internet to learn stuff.
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Why don't u ask him?
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personally i dont think it would work very well, and i do recall there are magnets in the oil pan
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buy it and give us a review....

whats 20 bucks?
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theres A magnet in the pan, at the end of the plug, but isnt that what the filter is for? to catch the metal partials and crap from getting back into your engine and oil pan??
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buy it and give us a review....

whats 20 bucks?
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buy it and give us a review....

whats 20 bucks?
I have no problem spending the 20 bucks but how would I give a review? I don't even know what to look for, would the truck run more smoothly, how would I even know if the damn thing is working? I don't know, I think it may be a useless accesorry
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You would have to run it till you changed you oil then cut the oil filter open and see if you can see any metal.
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use it for 3000 miles then cut the used filter in half. Bet you see stuff you wished you hadn't.
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use it for 3000 miles then cut the used filter in half. Bet you see stuff you wished you hadn't.
I think i might try it, but i'm gonna first try cutting open a filter that didn't have the magnet attached and then a filter with the magnet and do a comparison. But hopw the hell am I gonna slice the filter in half? won't I need a saw? they are made of steel.
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I think i might try it, but i'm gonna first try cutting open a filter that didn't have the magnet attached and then a filter with the magnet and do a comparison. But hopw the hell am I gonna slice the filter in half? won't I need a saw? they are made of steel.
If they were made of steel i wouldnt of been able to do this

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ok so I guess it's easy to break open, sick computer by the way:)
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i honestly dont think it would much better than the magnet already in the oil pan.
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