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Old 12-05-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Oil Drain Plug - "Updated" Magnetic plug

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has tried this new, updated version of the magnetic drain plug that is now offered on pelicanparts?

It is called: Billet Aluminum Hard Anodized Magnetic Drain Plug, (requires one 900-123-106-30 sealing ring)

Link: 2003 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible - Filters & Belts - Page 3

My current OEM plug is starting to get stripped so I want a new one and am curious about this magnetic plug. I remember when I was considering ordering one a year or two ago there was a lot of comments regarding how the magnetic plug was soft and would either strip or break. I would appreciate any comments regarding if this new, updated plug is stronger or has any other issues with it. Thanks!

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Old 12-05-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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Bought and installed one a couple weeks ago. To replace the one that I broke. Learned objectively to ensure that the 8mm allen driver is seated. I did not and sheared the head off. Also forgot the 18 vs. 37 ft-lb thing. Only problem with the old one was operator error. The remaining portion of the plug does not seal well.
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I have had one and used it for over a year and was going to do my third oil change with it and stripped it out this morning. Now I am struggling with how to solve my problem of getting it out of the pan.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:18 AM   #4
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Get an allen key that is just a hair larger and use your hammer to insert the larger allen key. If key is just to big you may have to use a grinding wheel to make the appropriate size. If that does not work Craftsman make a lot of tools for the removal of stripped nots and bolts!
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Also forgot the 18 vs. 37 ft-lb thing.
A very good & important point.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:17 AM   #6
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Use a big torx drive to hammer in.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:34 PM   #7
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I wish I had saw this post this morning. Shredded the plug in the hole, I'm just hoping the threads in the case are ok.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:39 AM   #8
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Use a big torx drive to hammer in.
Good tip, thanks
That will work ! - one time. Great way to extract one that you intend to replace.Eventually it will chew up the hex recess to the point where more radical methods may be required ?
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Use a big torx drive to hammer in.
That is what I ultimately had to do. Replaced the magnetic oil drain plug with the OEM one.
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You can always put rare earth magnets on the filter instead .
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:34 PM   #11
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I ended up by cutting a slot in the plug with a dremel or something. I then used a jack holding an air hammer chisel bit (just the bit, not the hammer) in place and turned the bit with vice grips. Lowered the jack gradually once it broke free. I then replaced the plug with the old oem one! Don't wanna do that again.
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After reading these. Think I will go back to the OEM plug and magnets on the filter housing

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