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      06-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Magnetic oil pan drain plug

I am planning to change the oil now that I have gotten to 5k miles, and just ordered the filter cap tool, filter and other supplies from bavauto.

I bought the magnetic oil drain plug and plan to use it at some point. Does anyone think 5k miles is too soon? The microscopic metal fragments help with initial break in, but eventually become detrimental. I am going to let the dealer do the free services at the 10k intervals, so the next time I change the oil on my own probably won't be until 15k.

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      06-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Might be a stupid question but if motor is made mostly out of aluminium that does not stick to a magnet, what would it catch?
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Does anyone think 5k miles is too soon?
5K miles is not too soon. I changed mine at 1,200 miles, 2,400 miles, 5K, 7.5K, ect.

I normally just change my oil and filter every three or four months or at 6K miles. I usually end up changing it sooner than later.



I used the UUC magnetic drain plug. There is plenty of metal inside of a new engine! Just take a look at my pics.

UUC magnetic oil drain plug...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...t=uuc+magnetic
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Might be a stupid question but if motor is made mostly out of aluminium that does not stick to a magnet, what would it catch?

Not the parts that break in. Bearings, piston rings, and cylinder liners... If they were made of aluminum then an engine would be lucky to make it home from the dealership before it was worn out. I use the UCC plug as well.

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5K miles is not too soon. I changed mine at 1,200 miles, 2,400 miles, 5K, 7.5K, ect.

I normally just change my oil and filter every three or four months or at 6K miles. I usually end up changing it sooner than later.



I used the UUC magnetic drain plug. There is plenty of metal inside of a new engine! Just take a look at my pics.

UUC magnetic oil drain plug...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...t=uuc+magnetic
After seeing the pictures, I am convinced and just ordered one. Now I just have to make sure the guys at the dealer don't steel it when it's time for service...
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After seeing the pictures, I am convinced and just ordered one. Now I just have to make sure the guys at the dealer don't steel it when it's time for service...

^^ ...one more reason to do your own oil changes!
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      06-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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5K miles is not too soon. I changed mine at 1,200 miles, 2,400 miles, 5K, 7.5K, ect.

I normally just change my oil and filter every three or four months or at 6K miles. I usually end up changing it sooner than later.



I used the UUC magnetic drain plug. There is plenty of metal inside of a new engine! Just take a look at my pics.

UUC magnetic oil drain plug...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...t=uuc+magnetic
Nice thread, thanks! I'll change it at 5K.
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I put a magnetic plug in at oil drop at 400km
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A good move I say. I use a magnetic drain plug in all my cars!
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