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Old 05-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Dimple magnetic drain plug review, After pics added

Just picked this up for my ZL1 and I must say I'm impressed with the presentation from dimple....for 35.00 part, I couldn't be happier....Very nice.. Will install when I do my first oil change.

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I put 2571 miles on this oil. Plug came out with lots of little metal shavings. Felt gritty, like sandpaper. Strong little plug. LOL
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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nice i just ordered one today
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Updated With Video. Sorry, not the best video, but you'll get the idea.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the write up & video , just ordered one.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the write up & video , just ordered one.

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No problem, little plug impressed me... I was surprised at how strong the magnetic is..
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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Going to get one myself looks good!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #7
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Looks like a darned strong magnet. Just ordered!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Looks like a darned strong magnet. Just ordered!
Yep, I feel safer using it vs the stock plug. Good piece of mind
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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Looks good.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #10
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show us a pic after you change the oil...I bought one of these for my bike and my truck....

never had anything on them when I changed the oil...always suspected these were a con....

Like to see if they work on the Camaro.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #11
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I look at these kinds of products as "feel-good" purchases. A waste of money, IMHO. If you have enough cast-iron shavings floating around in your oil to warrant using this plug, catching them is the least of your worries. By the time it gets there, the damage is already done.

That's my professional technical opinion, anyway. I will say, though, that their packaging and presentation is 5-stars. Well done.
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I look at these kinds of products as "feel-good" purchases. A waste of money, IMHO. If you have enough cast-iron shavings floating around in your oil to warrant using this plug, catching them is the least of your worries. By the time it gets there, the damage is already done.

That's my professional technical opinion, anyway. I will say, though, that their packaging and presentation is 5-stars. Well done.
I agree with you on the "feel good" purchase, it is a nice piece of mind. Might I add though, there are some cars that come from the factory with a magnet plug... I also know and have seen a few magnets in the tranny pan... So they are used for a reason.
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I agree with you on the "feel good" purchase, it is a nice piece of mind. Might I add though, there are some cars that come from the factory with a magnet plug... I also know and have seen a few magnets in the tranny pan... So they are used for a reason.
You are correct about some transmissions having magnets in the pan. There are components within an automatic transmission that are normal wear items, but are made with iron or steel core. The magnet is there to pull iron particulate out of the oil so that they don't get embedded in the valve body or clutch material.

Your engine does not have normal wear items made out of iron core material. And while there is certainly wear on the cam and crank, it is at a very slow rate and doesn't introduce any harmful particulate concentrations that a normal oil change would not eliminate.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #14
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I believe in Magnetic drain plugs...My Silverado came with one from the factory.

I do think $35.00 is a bit out of line though...

I have had this one on my Camaro for almost three years now..5 bucks.


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I bought one just for the hell of it....
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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there not quite as Macho. but i know atleast the rear in a Maro has a magnetic plug.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #17
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there not quite as Macho. but i know atleast the rear in a Maro has a magnetic plug.
I think it would be great If the first person to put 3000 miles on their Camaro with this plug installed did a review.. I know I will, but might take 3 months for my review... I might change my oil when I get home from CamaroFest, I know that trip is good for 1500 miles... Plus I think I have about 300 miles on my oil now... I'll make it a point to give everyone an update....

I hope not to find anything... Lol... but we shall see.
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Mine just came yesterday, and holy crap is that strong magnet!

As far as it being a "feel good" purchase, yeah.....I feel good knowing it's there so I'm perfectly ok with it. I can certainly think of worse ways to spend $35.
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Mine just came yesterday, and holy crap is that strong magnet!

As far as it being a "feel good" purchase, yeah.....I feel good knowing it's there so I'm perfectly ok with it. I can certainly think of worse ways to spend $35.
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Can get it at NAPA 5-6 bucks !!! w/O-ring
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #21
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While I agree its more of a feel good kinda purchase...there have been more than one case of needle bearings from a failed rocker arm stuck on a magnetic drain plug... So definitely not a waste of money
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #22
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While I agree its more of a feel good kinda purchase...there have been more than one case of needle bearings from a failed rocker arm stuck on a magnetic drain plug... So definitely not a waste of money
I agree... It one of those items that are nice to have... Many don't even think about something like this.... But it's the little things like this that are nice to have just in case...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #23
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Just ordered mine this morning along with the magnetic filter attachment...Might be overkill but I am getting ready to pull the heads, cam and etc. for some serious mods.....Just want that extra piece of mind!

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Old 09-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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Just ordered a Dimple magnetic drain plug. Its worthwhile because the filter can't grab iron particles smaller than 30 microns. Iron particles in that 1 to 30 micron range can increase wear rates. We can't do anything, short of using a bypass or parallel fine filtration oil filter, about small hard silica (rock) grit getting in through the air filter into the combustion chamber and slipping past the rings, but at least the iron particles won't cause extra wear.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:04 PM   #25
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Dimple one is a strong magnet, unlike many cheapo ones you find in stores that barely have any magnetism at all. ... so dimple it is...
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