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Re: Magnets on Oil Filters

In message <m0urFkI-0008X5C@yage.tembel.org> shields@tembel.org (Michael Shields) writes:

> It seems to me that if this were really worth doing, you'd be able to
> buy a $50 magnet with a VAG part number...

Many years ago, a friend bought a magnetic drain plug for his Mini Cooper.

A couple of days later, I was underneath a rally car while he was discussing 
this purchase with a factory rally engineer.  The latter's opinion was - if the 
drain plug magnet catches anything, it's already too late. 

I _have_, however, seen rally engines with small Eclipse ALNICO magnets bolted 
to the inside of the sump.  This was years ago - I've no idea if it does 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club