Homemade magnetic drain plug...
I honestly can't remember if I ever asked this question. Been thinking about it forever. First time I changed my oil, I stripped the drain. It has been tapped out and there is now a big old bolt in there. Works fine. But it is just a bolt that my bro in law and I sawed in half...not a "drain plug" and it is an odd size that I can't order a magnetic plug to match. Every time I change my oil, I contemplate using some JB quick weld and attaching a round rare earth magnet.
The magnets I have are STRONG. So they would stick naturally. Plus the JB weld...seems like it would work. But I'm super paranoid that the magnet could come off. If I had a drill press, I would recess it, but I don't.
Thoughts on this? Is it worth the risk or should I just keep changing my oil frequently? I know the heat would be an issue with the magnet, and I don't know if it is worth the trouble. Sorry if I asked before...I searched and couldn't find it. And tomm is oil change day.
Paper...you dig on magnets, right? What do you think?
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Last edited by Lockjaw; 08-22-2009 at 03:12 PM.