BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-02-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Thumbs up UUC magnetic oil drain plug...

Hi Guys,

I am reposting these photos bc I think some of you might have missed this post. I really think this UUC magnetic drain plug is a worthwhile mod. Just look at what it picked up in a few thousand miles of AUtobahn driving!

Here is a link to the original post. You will have to scroll thru till the end. But bellow are all teh important photos.



Quote:
Originally Posted by TP 135i View Post
Love to see a pic of the drain plug after it's first service. Interested in how much it actually collects.
Sure thing, will do!
Here is what the UUC magnetic drain plug looks like. The magnet they use is really strong. I was thinking it would be like a magnetic screw driver strength... but its realy quite stronger than a screw driver!




Ok... as promissed... here is what I found on the end of my UUC oil drain plug. This is after about 7K kms of use. What I found was really just a fine metalic dust. Actually I was expecting more ferret metal particles - from my VW days. I think this just proves that frequent OCI has gotten rid of alot of metal particles from my engine. This was my fifth oil change in 24K miles(total).


here is what I found....

UUC oil drain plug untouched - just removed from oil pan...


a closer look - untouched...


the silver stuff on the paper towel is the metal collected on the end of the magnetic drain plug.


all cleaned up!



Dackel



UPDATE...

See my post #43... While the UUC plug is ok, the Dimple Plugs are MUCH stronger and better made for the long haul.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=43


Dimple BMW plugs...
http://magneticdrainplugs.co/bmwautomobiles.php



I really LOVE my Dimple magnetic oil drain plugs!








.

Last edited by Dackelone; 03-02-2011 at 07:45 PM.
Appreciate 1
      03-03-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
mke135i
Lieutenant
mke135i's Avatar
15
Rep
436
Posts

Drives: 2008 BMW 135i Cabrio
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Midwest

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 135i  [0.00]
Curious how many miles on that engine when the pictures were taken?
Edit: Nevermind, just saw it had 24K at the time of oil change
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2011, 12:24 AM   #3
R33K128i
1b4d128
R33K128i's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
216
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philly, PA

iTrader: (1)

I have one. Putting it on with my next oil change. It's due. I'm being lazy .
__________________
2009 BMW 128i
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2011, 02:28 AM   #4
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mke135i View Post
Curious how many miles on that engine when the pictures were taken?
Edit: Nevermind, just saw it had 24K at the time of oil change

Yea... 24K miles. This was my sixth oil change on the car too. I normally go with 5K OCI.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #5
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
Rikx1M's Avatar
Germany
377
Rep
2,026
Posts

Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the car was born

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
I went to buy...shipping is more than the plug!

Definitely see the positives on getting this plug. Anyone else here in APO AE want to buy a plug and we can cut shipping costs?
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
BSM 135i
Colonel
BSM 135i's Avatar
No_Country
136
Rep
2,229
Posts

Drives: 08' BSM E82
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cali

iTrader: (23)

Send a message via AIM to BSM 135i
nice! i had the UUC plug but got rid of it for the ECS plug because i didn't like the way you could see the glue that is used to secure the magnet to the bolt, the ECS was only $12 and came with 10 washers and just looked like a better quality piece with just a tad bit larger magnet. but either way that was just my opinion and i don't doubt that either plug does it's job.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
NYC6
Banned
United_States
43
Rep
2,071
Posts

Drives: '10 135i PPKI/06 C6 Z51 Vette
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: LI/NY

iTrader: (0)

I'll pick on up.
Appreciate 0
      05-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Hi Gang,

I changed my oil a few weeks ago. This would be the 3rd time I have changed the oil using the UUC magnetic oil drain plug. As you can see there was far less metalic particles on the oil drain plug tis time around. There pics are before and after I wiped the magnetic clean. FYI... I change my oil every 5k or 6K miles using BMW LL4 (bc I am in Germany!) using BMW oil filters.


Dackel
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2011, 03:52 AM   #9
BMW86
Major General
Australia
330
Rep
9,169
Posts

Drives: CLA45 AMG Macan S
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Need to get me one of these
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2011, 05:02 AM   #10
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

I am really amazed on how much metal the UUC magnet pulls out of the oil. The first two oil changes there was a lot of metal particles. Now just a fine metalic dust. I would really urge anyone who plans on keeping their one - to use one of these magnets.
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #11
RoadRunner///M
Major General
RoadRunner///M's Avatar
No_Country
276
Rep
6,523
Posts

Drives: 1M (Sold), M3 F80
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Oz

iTrader: (0)

+1
I have used in my BMW motorcycle for past few years and it picks up heaps of particles, mind you so does the oil filter
__________________
BMW F80 M3 DCT - Silverstone II - AA Mids, BM3 tune
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2013, 05:17 AM   #12
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Is anyone else using this magnetic drain plug? I really like mine.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2013, 06:11 AM   #13
Mr Kleen
teh porcupine
Mr Kleen's Avatar
Germany
65
Rep
1,726
Posts

Drives: 2013 X1 Sdrive28i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wiesbaden

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 BMW X1  [5.00]
I'm due for an oil change, I'll look into ordering one. As long as it keeps the oil in the pan it can't hurt.



EDIT: Just placed my order. Free shipping to APO!
__________________

Last edited by Mr Kleen; 07-30-2013 at 06:20 AM.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #14
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Kleen View Post
I'm due for an oil change, I'll look into ordering one. As long as it keeps the oil in the pan it can't hurt.



EDIT: Just placed my order. Free shipping to APO!

WoW! Thats cool. I think I paid more in shipping than the magnet sold for.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #15
Swadeness
Captain
43
Rep
632
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
Is anyone else using this magnetic drain plug? I really like mine.
I've been using mine ever since the first break in oil change and it still collects metalic dust like your picture. Better there than in the motor.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-03-2013, 03:40 AM   #16
dknl
Private First Class
1
Rep
101
Posts

Drives: none
Join Date: May 2012
Location: here

iTrader: (0)

For those that want to be on cheap side...On my old GtI, I would take apart an old dead hard drive and the strong magnets from that on oil pan and on filter. Way more coverage and prolly do better job. Just remove magnet prior to oil change to flush it out. Not sure u will be able to get magnet on oil filter on the 1 but oil pan should be easy enough.
Appreciate 0
      08-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #17
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dknl View Post
For those that want to be on cheap side...On my old GtI, I would take apart an old dead hard drive and the strong magnets from that on oil pan and on filter. Way more coverage and prolly do better job. Just remove magnet prior to oil change to flush it out. Not sure u will be able to get magnet on oil filter on the 1 but oil pan should be easy enough.
Good tip. But on our 1er's we have an all alloy oil pan(and oil filter housing!)... so magnets won't stick to the pan.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
dknl
Private First Class
1
Rep
101
Posts

Drives: none
Join Date: May 2012
Location: here

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
Good tip. But on our 1er's we have an all alloy oil pan(and oil filter housing!)... so magnets won't stick to the pan.
Aaah...that sux then.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2014, 02:57 AM   #19
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8221
Rep
22,573
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

I have been using the UUC magnetic oil drain plug myself. But recently I found a better one. By better I mean the magnet is MUCH stronger. Its made by a company called Dimple. They are a bit pricey(at $35) but the quality is very good! I highly recommend these Dimple ones.

www.drainplugmagnets.com
__________________
Appreciate 2
      01-14-2014, 03:48 AM   #20
Nugget
Colonel
Nugget's Avatar
Australia
225
Rep
2,330
Posts

Drives: 2017 M140i, 1994 M3, 1997 M3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Perth

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [5.00]
I use gold plugs ones for my engine and differential.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2014, 05:09 AM   #21
Swadeness
Captain
43
Rep
632
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
I have been using the UUC magnetic oil drain plug myself. But recently I found a better one. By better I mean the magnet is MUCH stronger. Its made by a company called Dimple. They are a bit pricey(at $35) but the quality is very good! I highly recommend these Dimple ones.

www.drainplugmagnets.com
Do you think you are catching more metal particles now with the new plug?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2014, 05:30 AM   #22
RoadRunner///M
Major General
RoadRunner///M's Avatar
No_Country
276
Rep
6,523
Posts

Drives: 1M (Sold), M3 F80
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Oz

iTrader: (0)

BMW Dealer 'blacklisted' my warranty because I had a magnetic sump plug. Idiots!
__________________
BMW F80 M3 DCT - Silverstone II - AA Mids, BM3 tune
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST