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Default Transmission/Primary Plug and Oil Filter Magnets

Has anyone tried these rare-earth magnet drain plugs?
http://www.cyclesolutionsonline.com/...Drain_Plug.htm

They're a little pricey, so I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with these. I have a stock magnetic plug but I'm a little concerned about it coming loose in the primary.

I'm also wondering about putting magnets on the outside of the oil filter. I guess this would help trap some of the tiny ferrous particles that might get through the filter. But I wonder if they'd interfere with other nearby stuff, like the voltage regulator and the Oxygen sensor wires (I'm using the ThunderMax with wide-band O2 sensors). I'm probably being too cautious though.
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Has anyone tried these rare-earth magnet drain plugs?
http://www.cyclesolutionsonline.com/...Drain_Plug.htm

They're a little pricey, so I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with these. I have a stock magnetic plug but I'm a little concerned about it coming loose in the primary.

I'm also wondering about putting magnets on the outside of the oil filter. I guess this would help trap some of the tiny ferrous particles that might get through the filter. But I wonder if they'd interfere with other nearby stuff, like the voltage regulator and the Oxygen sensor wires (I'm using the ThunderMax with wide-band O2 sensors). I'm probably being too cautious though.
Just my opinion, but a magnet is a magnet nothing magic about rare earth magnets.

I have been running a magnet on my oil filter for years. No interference with my electronics. I recently switched over to a larger filter with a built in magnet. I bought mine from Dennis Kirk: Part# 306804
Extra-Long High-Performance Magnetic Oil Filter. Never a problem.

Ozark
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They look like they would be good thing to have.
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Just my opinion, but a magnet is a magnet nothing magic about rare earth magnets.
True, except that rare earth magnets are stronger. So they may grab shavings, sludge, etc more rapidly and effectively.

On the other hand, too strong a magnet could have undesirable effects, such as signal interference (Ampere's Law). Not sure if the oil filter would be close enough to cause a problem. If its a conventional magnet, I'm sure it wouldn't be strong enough to cause issues, but something stronger might.
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