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2008 C2S. Is a magnetic oil drain plug a good idea or not? Was reading on L & N website about IMS failures and they suggested one. Appreicate advice.

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Tony

It’s not a bad idea… I have the LN Engineering Bigfoot magnetic drain plug and it definitely gathers fine particles from the oil.

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Would examination of the oil filter show the same thing?

No, what I see on the magnetic plug reminds me of graphite; it's very fine and would be very difficult to see (if captured) on the filter.

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So, is what Jager points out in his picture on the end of his magnetic drain plug "normal"? I've never used a magnetic drain plug before so I'm just wondering...

Tony

Pretty much normal from my experience.

Olde VW (bugs) had magnetic drain plugs. Even in our Formula Vee racecar it looked like that.

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Magnetic drain plugs are used on everything from motor cycles to Cadillac's to race cars, and on engines, transmissions and differentials; they are a low cost tool with no moving parts that can help you assess the general condition of your engine, and sometimes help identify a developing problem before it becomes a disaster. Not bad for a couple of bucks.....

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Magnetic drain plugs are used on everything from motor cycles to Cadillac's to race cars, and on engines, transmissions and differentials; they are a low cost tool with no moving parts that can help you assess the general condition of your engine, and sometimes help identify a developing problem before it becomes a disaster. Not bad for a couple of bucks.....

Thanks, where can I get one from ?

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