not chancing ebay with aluminum crap.................:hmm:
It might be $10 tops from the dealer and you can have it today. Ask for AAA or car club discount...even if you don't have either, you can always ask for a break for any part and will often get a little something off anyway. Most don't ask at a dealer, I suppose, but you can.not chancing ebay with aluminum crap.................:hmm:
:rofl:Oops...when OP asked for OE quality, I guess I focused on that more than even thinking whether ours was magnetic or not.
Whatever the OE plug is made from, though, I think I'd want to be that, whether magnetic, plastic, or cardboard!
I never thought that I've never collected metal on my drain plug...though I know there's a magnet or two in our drain pan. Hmmm? Has anyone ever just tossed a few extra magnets in?
I wonder if by being magnetic, whether it might then be of a material that would expand and contract differently than our aluminum drain pan. I'm sure there's some room for this built in, but also, the hollow plug has seemingly saved many guys from otherwise cracking the drain pan.
Okay, BMW, do I get my commission now?
Seems like it would be to me too.looking at the plug, is the hollow part eliminated by putting the magnet in there? seems like it is
Seems like it would be to me too.
So many have cracked their drain plugs only to discover how nice it is to get it out easily with an extractor.
I guess it can't hurt...you could drill a magnet out easily if you needed. Only risk is how strong the bolt is vs. those who might be tightening it. If it's only you, not much of a risk. Jiffy Lube? Morons? Then OE might save you an oil pan. I don't know how strong these non-oem plugs are and when they'd break.
Then again, I know I worry too much about too many things!
If you didn't use a magnetic plug, will your engine blow ?
I use Castrol. Will my engine blow if I don't use a magnetic plug ?
and your reason for polluting the thread is?Oh, OK. I haven't read it. But I am just wondering if and when my engine will blow ?
18 ft-lbs. Damn. I thought it was 'pretty tight'; that's the torque I've always used on it! :lmao:nah,myself. 18 ft lbs, wouldnt bring my lawn mower to jiffy lube
and your reason for polluting the thread is?