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dirkdiggler 12-26-2011 08:40 AM

Anyone Need a Boxster Magnetic Drain Plug??
 
Bought the materials to make my own Magnetic Drain plug and was forced to buy more supplies than I actually needed to make just one for Myself.

My extra supplies seem to be lasting forever!!!

Includes the drain plug and gasket with very strong RARE EARTH MAGNET fused onto the plug.

These are great indicators of how much metal you have floating around in your oil and also great for detecting IMS bearing failure before its too late.


$16 shipped each.


PM me and let me know if any of you guys need one??

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Eric G 12-29-2011 12:32 PM

Mine just got here today. This was money well spent as the plug is really nice. Thanks!!!

97 Boxster 12-29-2011 07:15 PM

If I purchase one can you send a few extra gaskets so I can replace them at each oil change? Thanks

dirkdiggler 01-03-2012 11:33 AM

Hi, I do not have any spare gaskets unfortunately, each plug I buy only comes with one gasket.

You can buy gaskets at local stores I imagine

rene525d 01-03-2012 11:45 AM

Can you ship to Malta? EU.

dirkdiggler 01-03-2012 01:11 PM

I can ship anywhere in the world if you like.

dirkdiggler 01-15-2012 11:43 AM

just got back from vaca, will send out ones bought on Monday. sorry for delay!

dirkdiggler 01-20-2012 12:19 PM

Yours was sent out monday and I will be sending the other 2 that were just ordered tomorrow.

dirkdiggler 01-30-2012 10:56 AM

Those 2 were sent out.

dirkdiggler 02-11-2012 10:56 AM

all paid for plugs have been sent guys!

dirkdiggler 02-22-2012 05:37 PM

1 more plug set out.

dirkdiggler 03-03-2012 12:32 PM

pm replied on the plug

dirkdiggler 03-11-2012 01:30 PM

Its getting warmer.....which means oil change time!!! Anyone need a Mag Plug?

mikefocke 03-12-2012 11:12 AM

Are the magnetic drain plugs THE solution?

I don't think so because the interval between checks of the drain plug is less than the interval between beginning of failure and boom. What is that interval? Less than 500 miles and no one is going to check the plug (or the filter) that often.

Install drain plug ... drive a while ... failure starts ... IMS sheds ... parts collect on plug ... boom happens ... your next 3k (or whenever) check was scheduled to happen and you would have caught it if the 5th item was before the 7th. But if it wasn't (and there is a better chance it wasn't) your plug may not have done anything for you. Now if you detect around the 4th to 5th item, then any ferrous bits may have been trapped by the plug and saved from ingestion. So I'm not saying the item is useless, just that its chances of helping you are the product of the probability of IMS failure in the first place times the probability that your check was in the right interval. My guess is that total is about 1/10 of 1% per car year.

dirkdiggler 03-27-2012 10:55 AM

Not sure about everyone else but my magnetic plug on my car collects stuff between oil changes....that would otherwise be floating around in the oil.......

magnusk9 03-27-2012 02:09 PM

I'll take on shipped to NJ... paypal work?

dirkdiggler 03-28-2012 12:58 PM

pm sent magnusk9

UNYboater 03-29-2012 07:10 AM

Do you recommend the metal crush washers with this plug? Or the rubber style?

cbbepop 03-29-2012 11:42 AM

hey

any plugs left? lol
If so, i'll take one

dirkdiggler 04-04-2012 08:32 PM

yes I do have some more. pm sent

Ive used both rubber and fabric style washers and no issues with either.


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