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Hertsdriver
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Magnetic sump plugs Reply with quote

Hi all,
Anybody got a clear view of a way to get a magnetic sump plug that doesn't cost £25? I know I probably sound a bit cheap but really? £25? its a sump plug with a magnet... has anybody tried an ebay cheapie? do the magnets just fall out?

ebay seems to throw up a few alternatives, not sure if anyone has a view or if its just a case of pants down because its a porsche? Grin

£24 fro D911:
https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod134835/Oil-Drain-Plug-w--MAGNET-Porsche-996---997---Boxster---Cayman/

£6.24 jobbie:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Sump-Plug-Sump-Washers-Replace-900-219-009-30-for-Porsche-Boxster-Carrera/362649119210?hash=item546f9269ea:g:1S8AAOSwpaZbh2t6

£15 ebay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Boxter-Magnetic-Oil-Drain-Plug-Magnetic-Engine-Oil-Sump-Plug/192326268183?fits=Car+Make%3APorsche&hash=item2cc789f517:g:NcgAAOSw4A5YrJxN
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't bother with the cheap ones, I bought one, magnet was glued on, not even straight, still sitting on the shelf in the garage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just buy a magnet and glue it to your sump plug. Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Magnetic sump plugs Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Hi all,
Anybody got a clear view of a way to get a magnetic sump plug that doesn't cost £25? I know I probably sound a bit cheap but really? £25? its a sump plug with a magnet... has anybody tried an ebay cheapie? do the magnets just fall out?

ebay seems to throw up a few alternatives, not sure if anyone has a view or if its just a case of pants down because its a porsche? Grin

£24 fro D911:
https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod134835/Oil-Drain-Plug-w--MAGNET-Porsche-996---997---Boxster---Cayman/

£6.24 jobbie:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Sump-Plug-Sump-Washers-Replace-900-219-009-30-for-Porsche-Boxster-Carrera/362649119210?hash=item546f9269ea:g:1S8AAOSwpaZbh2t6

£15 ebay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Boxter-Magnetic-Oil-Drain-Plug-Magnetic-Engine-Oil-Sump-Plug/192326268183?fits=Car+Make%3APorsche&hash=item2cc789f517:g:NcgAAOSw4A5YrJxN


they all look better than the one i bought.

Just put my car details in and it said it wasn't compatible! thats the £15 one
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh dear that one is poor....

have found the one that d911 sell is £13 on carpartforless....

Alex have you tried glueing a magnet to a sump plugthen? any issues?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but how hard can it be? If I did I'd machine a pocket in the plug for it to sit in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm missing the point, but what exactly are magnetic sump plugs supposed to do? Most debris will be caught by the filter anyway and the majority of the engine is aluminium... Confused
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

99pFlake wrote:
Maybe I'm missing the point, but what exactly are magnetic sump plugs supposed to do? Most debris will be caught by the filter anyway and the majority of the engine is aluminium... Confused


Quite a large portion of the engine is steel, the crank and rods for example, piston rings, cams, valves etc... Its just another way to monitor what is happening in the engine.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't tearing open the filter on an oil change do the same thing?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

99pFlake wrote:
Doesn't tearing open the filter on an oil change do the same thing?


Only if you have a magnet Grin
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