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Offline ZG RIDER

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is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:00:04 am »
97 C-10 with 71500K. Drain plug came out clean no metal. Is it magnetic to catch metal bits?

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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 05:57:47 am »
97 C-10 with 71500K. Drain plugs came out clean no metal. Are they magnetic to catch metal bits?
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 06:18:20 am »
No

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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 07:02:56 am »
NO.... Stock drain plug is not magnetic. I drilled mine and pressed in some small rare earth magnets and holy crap are they strong; would pick up without a problem a 16" adjustable wrench.

Plus I come home from rides with road junk stuck under the motor!  lol
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 09:18:47 am »
Good idea T Cro!  Funny about road junk sticking to them too, lol.

Where do you get these Rare Earth magnets?  I've never looked for them, maybe they're easy to find.
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 09:20:33 am »
NO.... Stock drain plug is not magnetic. I drilled mine and pressed in some small rare earth magnets and holy crap are they strong; would pick up without a problem a 16" adjustable wrench.

Plus I come home from rides with road junk stuck under the motor!  lol
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 09:32:25 am »
Good idea T Cro!  Funny about road junk sticking to them too, lol.

Where do you get these Rare Earth magnets?  I've never looked for them, maybe they're easy to find.

Found mine at a surplus/junk store; but they like magnets for some reason and have all sorts of them as well as tons and tons of surplus hardware. Look for .25" OD x .50" length.
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 09:42:46 am »
Where do you get Rare Earth magnets? At the second hand music store....
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 09:45:52 am »
BTW. Did anyone notice how I changed the OP from singular to plural on the drain plug? If the OP doesn't know, there are two drain plugs.
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 10:19:57 am »
BTW. Did anyone notice how I changed the OP from singular to plural on the drain plug? If the OP doesn't know, there are two drain plugs.
I read it three times and never caught the change.  Good eye
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 03:41:35 pm »
You can buy the mag plugs, 6 bucks maybe, google will find 'em.
magneticdrainplug.com or something like that.
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 05:42:40 pm »
I think I found mine on ebay, can't remember the company that made them.   Got one for the rear drive drain plug too.  ;D
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 08:22:36 pm »
I just put the rare earth magnet on the head of the drain plug. It seems to be very effective. They are way stronger than a standard magnet. I put a few around the oil filter also, just because I had them. Airplane people cut filters open and look for trouble, so I thought it would be a good indicator.
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2012, 11:38:50 am »
What, nobody noticed he has 71.5 million miles on his bike? ;D
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Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 11:44:31 am »
What, nobody noticed he has 71.5 million miles on his bike? ;D

Yes, but then I thought maybe kilometers(?)
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