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Just looking at the damaged engine pics with that rocker bolt or whatever it was and I wondered if somebody tossed it in. Which made me think about the old 1 or 2 magnets in the bottom of the pan idea. I dont think its a problem and I was going to do this with my new deeper pan. Any opinions. Maybe this should be somewhere else.
 

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Drain plugs, at least some of them, used to have a magnetic tip; so when you changed the oil, you got most of the metal shavings that never made it to the filter. I believe they are still available, but I need to do some looking around for a source.

Personally, with today's oil filters and oils, I wouldn't bother with a magnet in the oil pan. But that is just me ;)

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I use to have a million little magnets that fit perfectly on the end of a drain plug. I used them on the end of drain plugs and they never dissapeared. I never noticed a lot of dirt on them but yep I would do it. I may still have some if I can find them but I have to look.
 

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ive never heard about that trick. i guess it grabs all the extra junk then huh?
 

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Yeah the magnet will hold all the little small pieces, but with out a very large drain plug you would never know about that bolt without dropping the pan, or a bore scope, get a magnetic plug
 

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Lol man if i ever saw a bolt in the oil filter i would s**t, yeah i would use that too, but honestly i like to use a screen so you can really see what's going on in there, you can use the filter magnets too and cut the filter open
 

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Hell, besides the bolt in my oil pan there was a few washers and a nut or two as well. The original owner must have been using the oil pan to store his extra hardware. :)
 

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Yes, I think the magnets are a good idea.
But I really just wanted to chime in and tell you guys about the extra connecting rod nut that the factory left in the oil pan of my wife's old '94 Shadow. We bought the car new, so I know I was the first one to remove the oil pan after she scraped a hole in it. Anyway, there was that extra nut in there. I made damn sure it hadn't come from any of the connecting rods. :)
 

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I found an assembly lube tube cap in my slants oil pan. It had had the living piss beat out of it by the crank for 110K miles (as far as I could tell), at least it was plastic.... I actually couldn't figure out what the heck it was until I popped the cap off of MY tube of assembly lube.

I hate lazy mechanics...or at least those that pay no attension to detail. I think it is amazing the slant made it to 110K with that kind of careless assembly.

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Lmao a slant can make it to 110k with no water, most of it's oil missing, never taking it out of 1st gear screaming it all over the place, man that was the best week long test we ever did, we finally got bored of all the time that slant was consuming trying to kill it, so we just tossed it
 

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Evildriver-3 said:
Lmao a slant can make it to 110k with no water, most of it's oil missing, never taking it out of 1st gear screaming it all over the place, man that was the best week long test we ever did, we finally got bored of all the time that slant was consuming trying to kill it, so we just tossed it
Yup. I pulled one out of a Postal Van (1 ton) I had bought to cut off the cab and turn it into an inclossed trailer. Tried to sell the engine and tranny togeather and couldn't giveit away. Anybody with one doesnt need another one. They dont break before the vehicle is a pile of rust.
 

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I have a pushrod laying in the oilpan of my '88 318. I heard it fall over when it hit bottom, so I figured it'll be okay till I pull the pan off. Than was about 25000 miles ago. I reckon the only time it should become a problem is if my engine is running and my truck is upside down. I doubt that pushrod will be my primary concern in that event.
 

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lol no it won't, no oil being sucked up will be
 
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