[s-cars] Magnetic filters for oil any good?
James Murray (QB/EMC)
james.murray at ericsson.com
Sun Feb 22 18:14:48 EST 2004
Not sure I completely agree with your first point.... but I certainly agree with you on the 2nd one and for under $5 dollars I think it's a worthy experiment to find out if you are right about the first point...
This place has them for cheap and all different sizes:
Cheers, /James "no turbolators for me" Murray.
P.S. Going to try it on my car and my father's diesel van...
From: Robert Myers
To: James Murray (QB/EMC); s-car-list at audifans.com
Sent: 2/22/2004 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Magnetic filters for oil any good?
My inclination would be to suggest that this is wasted effort and
ex$pen$e. With an aluminum engine most of the bits of metal inside the
engine should be also of aluminum. Aluminum is a non-magnetic metal and
will not be attracted to a magnet. Granted, there are steel parts as
and bits of wear debris from the steel would tend to be collected by a
magnet. The question would be, "Is it enough to make a difference?"
can perhaps be best answered by two more questions. "How frequently do
change the oil and filter?" "Do you use a quality filter?"
The third question would be: "If this actually is a good idea then why
spend ~$50 for a magnet when quality magnets can be purchased for FAR
The fourth question might be: "Psst! Hey, Buddy - wanna buy a
for your car?" :-)
At 01:55 PM 2/22/2004 -0600, James Murray (QB/EMC) wrote:
>I came across this product and it looks interesting, any experience, or
>comments about it? I can't see it hurting anything...but is it useful
>just a wast of time?
>Any reasons why using a couple of simple rare earth magnet wouldn't be
>It would be interesting to get a small cheap one from Radio Shack and
>the results at the next oil change...
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