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Magnetic sump plug ?

My mechanic tells me that he doesn't like to use a magnetic plug, reason being that any metal should be trapped in the filter, rather than being able to come off the plug and circulate ??
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My mechanic tells me that he doesn't like to use a magnetic plug, reason being that any metal should be trapped in the filter, rather than being able to come off the plug and circulate ??
What he is missing is that some ferrous metallic grit is so fine it passes through the filter. The filter also has an infamously poor by pass valve that tends to stick open, letting all debris by pass the filter.

Get a magnetic plug, and if you really care about the car, get a spin on filter adaptor. Your engine will thank you.............
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Any loose material that is trapped by the magnet on your plug is no longer circulating through your engine. Think of it as a pair of suspenders to go with your belt.

Your mechanic probably doesn't like several things you do...so what?
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Consider those particles have to go through the pump to reach the filter.
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+1 JFP, and even a magnet to go on the metal filter. Best, Mark
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