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Old 05-15-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Spring Oil Change

THis is how my Magnetic plug looked...pretty happy



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Old 05-15-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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THis is how my Magnetic plug looked...pretty happy

You shouldn't be happy, that should be standard on all 986/996.
So FY Ferdinand Porsche who give us nightmares about IMS.....
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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if you still have the oil, send a sample to your local CAT dealer for analysis
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:20 AM   #4
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I do ....but

The oil pan it ran into has been used for everything...one of those that traps the oil and you pour it out....no telling what is in the crevices and bottom. I need to actually find a new oil pan....this one almost runs over as the oil is draining from my Boxster
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Pdwight, can you please give us the part number for the magnetic drain plug?
Thanks!
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Thank you sir!
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Cheap early warning system
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Yes, makes totally sense. Will order one and install at my next oil change.
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Isn't that a metal flake at 9 o'clock?
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Ha, ha. Made you look.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #12
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All these will fit:


Magnetic Oil Drain Sump Plug M18 x 1 5 18mm 1 5 M18X1 5 18mm x 1 5 PSR1492 | eBay

Magnetic Oil Drain Sump Plug M18 x 1 5 18mm 1 5 M18X1 5 18mm x 1 5 PSR1491 | eBay

Magnetic Oil Drain Plug Sump Plug BMW K Series M18X1 50 K100 K1000 K1100 K1200 | eBay
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:35 PM   #13
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And no mention of or questioning oil weight or brand?????

Just do what my dad did when I was a kid. Dig a hole and pour the oil in and it magically vanishes back into the oil reserves.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:59 PM   #14
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Looks like a good deal, the L&N magnetic drain plug is a lot more $. Also, I like the hex head rather than a hex key
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #15
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Sorry

This is my 3rd oil change in 2 years, always Mobil 1 European formula

As for the Hex Key it is 8mm and I have never had a problem...19 foot pounds with my torque wrench and no leaks (new washer every time)

I kinda like this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mishimoto-Magnetic-Oil-Drain-Plug-M18-x-1-5-Black-MMODP-1815B/151660168895?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D30987%26meid%3D93db74bcd7014e4abcd3f88498b0 7763%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D3505 51405102&rt=nc


BUt I like the big surface area of the one I am using


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