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Poker2009
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Magnetic oil sump plug Reply with quote

Is this the correct magnetic sump plug for a 997 C2S?

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod134835/Oil-Drain-Plug-w--MAGNET-Porsche-996---997---Boxster---Cayman/

and is Design911 the best place to buy? I don't want any problems with it not fitting correctly, or sticking out?!

Was just thinking this morning, it is probably a good idea to have one in place, and check for metal at oil changes incase of IMS issues.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's the one. Had one for a while and no metallic bits stuck to it on the last interim (12 monthly) oil change Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for confirming, it was cheaper on eurocarparts at £18.50 so ordered from there.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Poker2009. I cant find the magnetic plug on eurocarparts using the car ID and search function. Do you still have the Product code for the plug you bought please?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aftermarket Sump Plug (** Magnetic drain plug - URO)

Product Code: 333330081
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a quick sneak-peek on carparts4less and is 13.99 - even cheaper
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John997 wrote:
Just had a quick sneak-peek on carparts4less and is 13.99 - even cheaper


Are you able to post the link (I have a 996 but it should fit) - when I went on the CP4less site, I could only find the seal rather than the plug itself. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Product code: 333330081

and 2.4% off from quidco (if you are that way inclined!)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Poker 2009. Just had a look. Seems some plug bodies are made from aluminium others from stainless steel (like the 'Gold plug'). read some reviews where the aluminium are so soft that the head gets chewed up. Am leaning towards a gold plug.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmm. Dilemma now as the Gold Plug has a large head which protrudes down, whereas the Aluminium one is nearly flush. Would there not also be an issue with the aluminium/steel sump different metals corrosion making it harder to take out and therefore increasing risk of rounding the Allen hole?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have put me off changing mine now..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ended up with both plugs coming. When i do the oil change, I'll make a decision. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys - didnt mean to cause 'buyer's remorse'.....

I notice they do a cut down gold plug for the boxster - which doesnt stick out as far. As far as I know they are all the same thread size (M18 x 1.5).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just done the oil change on the 997.1 3.6
Surprisingly the Gold Plug MP10 did not fit. Thread and diameter were OK but the head was too big in diameter and did not fit into the recess to push up on the 'o' ring and seat, as pointed out earlier the hex head would of hung well below the sump. The aluminium plug (333330081) fitted perfectly and was virtually a replica of the Porsche original.
Top: Aluminium, Middle: Original, Bottom: Goldplug
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good write up - thankyou.

I will be using the aluminium one I bought at next oil change.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from here:

http://www.magneticoildrainplugs.co.uk/

Not the cheapest, but they do sound like they know what they are doing. Fits fine too
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up - I will follow your lead and go with the magnetic one.....
I would also sell the other gold plug on ebay - have seen lots on there....
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