Magnetic sump plug

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Big Ben, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Big Ben

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  2. tcw

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    I'd expect those ones to be more expensive than they are - especially given they're titanium.

    Better than a hex head too imo (clearance for undoing etc). Might pick one up.
     
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    I put a goldplug one in my gearbox for peace of mind. It was well made and the magnet was very strong. I keep meaning to get one for the engine too, weather or not either of them will do anything I don’t know but it’s peace of mind.
     
  5. lewishunter98

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    Don't suppose you know of the thread size etc do you? Just about to put a new gearbox in mine so would be nice to have a magnetic one!

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    I can’t remember sorry. I’m sure I asked on here if you have a search, I think they might have even been a site trader at one point and I might have asked on their post (maybe).
     
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    the gearbox already has a magnet in it...
     
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    Yeh I realised that after doing it.
     
  9. lewishunter98

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    Oh does it? I don't recall one when I changed my box oil. I do remember a fair amount of swarf material in the oil though when it was in the drain pan (my box is toast)

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    it fits between the 2 gearbox casings - it will only hold so much metal - mainly small bits of swarf in the box etc

    a second megnet sump plug to be honest would be a good indication of gearbox condition as if it was full of metal bits then it wouldnt be a good sign as it would mean the gearbox magnet was full as well!
     
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  11. Big Ben

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    Thanks for reply’s. I’ll put one in just out of curiosity I think. Can’t do any harm
     
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