magnetic drain plug results- good news - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Tech Tips/DIY/How To

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2012, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 327
Thanks: 4
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 2329
comnjeep is on a distinguished road
magnetic drain plug results- good news

I put the Dorman mag drain plug on last oil change and just changed oil again. Dorman magnetic #65216. This is not really a recommended use for this plug ( I think only because their website is outdated)..

2012 V8 wk2 overland; about 6000 interval miles on it with purolator pure 1 filter and mobil 1 5w-20 in it.. 11,400 miles on car.. Took long trip to colorado mountains, otherwise mostly city driving short trips. Added 1/2 qt interval add..

The mag drain plug had virtually no metal on it. I was shocked. It was the third oil change (700, 5000, then this one). I have a C6Z06 I track and drive harder of course, but use similar oil and filter.. Both drain plugs on that have a button of metal filings on them (despite good oil analysis results) each oil change..

Also, I torqued it to 25ft-lbs and it was a bit looser than that when removed (maybe 15-20). Not sure why.

In short I'm not sure I'd recommend that plug because:

1) it seems unnecessary (in my case)
2) it may not quite fit (but the threads are a perfect match)..

I did reinstall it and checked the torque again and will do so from time to time.

Hope this helps someone.

PS, I do wonder if there is a cover for the gap for the oil drain hole in the plastic under-pan.. Salt spray will get in there all winter if not. I'd buy something if I can, or will make something if needed. I also wonder how hard it is to change the oil with the OEM skid plates I'm considering in the V8.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good News and Bad News.... Jaster386 Grand Cherokee - WJ 5 05-31-2015 06:45 AM
Good news..... Bad news bradc28 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 06-08-2011 11:01 AM
Oil drain plug Knightrider03m Performance Modifications 5 10-14-2010 08:32 AM
A/C Drain plug StoneCold Troubleshooting/Problems 10 06-03-2010 03:17 PM

» Premium Vendor Showcase
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.