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If you replacing with magnet plug
The # is 65264 Google.
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Another way to get a similar result . . . I stuck a neodymium magnet from an old speaker to the back of the drain bolt. I don't even remove it from the bolt when I remove the drain bolt.

But thanks for the info!
 

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Now that is a idea. How did you secure the magnet to the bolt?
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Now that is a idea. How did you secure the magnet to the bolt?
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It attracts the bolt with such force, it has not fallen off in almost 60K km.

I've done it before with other cars either using a neodymium from a speaker or a rare earth magnet (can buy from hobby stores). I used to have a magnet on my oil drain plug as well until I switched to a fumoto oil drain valve. I like it because I put a clear silicon hose on the end of the valve, and the used oil goes directly into a container, so I no longer need/use a drain pan to do my oil. Which was always a pain to clean/store.

Over the years I've found that due to the filter and the short drain intervals, the magnet doesn't seem to make much of a difference for the engine oil. But for manual transmissions, and their very long drain intervals, the magnets helped quite a lot by collecting significantly more metal.
 

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lol
I took the valve out and installed a
magnetic plug.
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lol
I took the valve out and installed a
magnetic plug.
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Ha ha. Yah like I said when it comes to oil changes, because of the oil filter, and relatively short drain intverals (at least 1-2 a year) versus the non-filtered transmission oil, with the very long drain interval, I was finding benefit with a magnetic plug for the transmission, but for the engine oil, not so much.
 

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Any pictures? I would like to see ehat you guys are talking about.
 

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I don't have one of a neodymium magnet on the back of the stock oil drain plug as I haven't had that setup for a few years now, but you can imagine:

Stick one of these magnets:


To the back of this drain bolt


And the stock transmission drain plug on my Sky already has a magnet, but in the past, I have added a magnet to the drain plug like this:


This is not my actual car, but I have a valve just like this instead of the stock drain bolt now. I put a hose on the end of it, and the oil goes directly into a jug, and I don't have to use a drain pan anymore which was always a pain to clear/store. Helps quite a lot to speed up an oil change without having to deal with the drain pan, nor screwing on and off the drain bolt.
 

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Great pics.
Are you saying the Ar5 comes with a magnet plug?
On the drain plug.

Does anyone know if the rear has one?
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Actually, thinking back on it now, I believe either the CTS diff plug, or the AR5 drain plug had it, but not both, and I can't remember which was which now.
 

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Looks right, but you should check their application guide first. Just make sure you get an extender/adapter. The LNF oil pan needs it, or the fumoto won't thread all the way in. You can also get a 1-2 ft clear silicone hose for like $1-2 bucks while you order them as well. I paid $30 for the valve, the extender, and the hose when I got mine.
 
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