Originally Posted by xmanjid
So you mean those magnets really work
I dunno about the goofy idea of putting the magnet on your oil filter, but oil magnets have been around longer than even old geezers like me. Way back when, they were oil drain plugs with a protruding magnet. Some vehicles even came with the things.
I'd think having the magnet in the oil pan would work better, as the oil would presumably be moving slower there than it would thru a filter, so there would be less
chance of the moving oil re-distributing ferrous metals back into circulation. Plus, if it really pulled much metal, I'd be worried about it interfering with the filter.
They only work for ferrous metals, and I don't recall ever seeing more than a tiny little bit of metal on one in a hopped up 427.
I suppose it would be possible to get aluminum particles out of your oil with a repulsion coil type technology.
At least they didn't put it in the throttle body. And it doesn't appear to be made from pressed snake bodies.