Axle drain plug

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Re: Axle drain plug

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby ampwhu » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:26 am

ive around 8 very small magnets around my oil filter (screw on type) that are held in place by a strip of gaffa tape. when replacinging the filter, I cut the magnets out and stick them to the new filter. the crap it collects is unreal. I also have the sump plug magnet.

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby Ian Jones » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:09 pm

Would be surprised if the surface temperature of the oil filter or sump ever got to 80c. Unless someone knows different.

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Re: Axle drain plug

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby Ian Jones » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:44 pm

As MikeNash has said, his oil temperature gets to 80 C if he tries hard. Getting back to Neodymium magnets, I'm sure that mounting some on the filter housing and sump would be a good idea. They are so much stronger than ferrite magnets that a, say, 2mm thick PTFE sheet between the magnet and the metal should solve the heat problem whilst giving the benefit of the magnetic field. Neodymium magnets are so strong that they would probably hold the PTFE in place but probably better to mechanically fix as well. Just an idea.

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby philthehill » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:54 pm

There is little point in placing magnets on the side or bottom of the sump as to remove/clean any captured steel/iron crud from the inside of the sump the sump will have to be removed.
Much better to place the magnets on the oil filter body or easily removable parts like the drain plug.


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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby Ian Jones » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 pm

Good point. Filter housing it is.

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby Sleeper » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:40 am

Looking at...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Permanent ... SwFdpbMhYF

Decided to shop around and came up with..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N50-Strong-S ... 2749.l2649

bought six of them ( around £8 ) and I know they are STRONG , as have used them before , the idea of not just sticking them to the oil filter individually but making a type of belt to hold them in position...

First idea is leather and JBWeld , will keep you posted...

John :wink:

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Re: Axle drain plug

Postby Sleeper » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:07 pm

Then maybe......

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=69493

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