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MountainMax

RE: Metal Filings on Drain Plugs

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Hey guys, I bought a set of Ziptye magnetic oil drain plugs and put them in on my last oil change about 300km ago. I changed the oil again tonight and noticed there was quite a bit of metal on them, is this normal? Anyone else running magnetic drain plugs? I know it's normal to get a bit on them in any engine, but there was quite a bit on each very fine and very dark in color.

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Yeah it's normal max, I've run a mag plug for ages and sometimes see slithers of metal.

The first time I removed the plug I shit myself, I guess it had picked up th residual slithers that had not been removed previously and it looked bad...but never had any gearbox problems.

I think the dark stuff is residue from the clutch friction plates as they wear over time and and accumulate in the sump with the slithers.

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yeah, im hoping the next oil change won't be so much, but i guess im glad i have them, better to have them on my drain plugs and cleaned out every couple of weeks then floating around in my engine.

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That's exactly what it looked like :bonk:

i figured as much...the first time i changed my oil after the install i was like :lame: but anyways yes thats normal.

the way i see it is, its better on the magnet then cycling through my motor. heck my last wr went over 10k miles never needed a valve adjust or anything...

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Great post Mountain Max. I too was a little upset that I saw what I saw. I have a magnet and have had for a long time. Thanks for the consensus from all you fellow WR riders. Jason

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it reminds me of vehicles rear differentials, most of them have magnets in them and they are always full of this silty material and usually no problems there either.

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