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Just to share information among ZTH's DIY faithfuls...

Did you know dat if u attach a magnet to your oil filter it will benefit your car in the long run?

This is how it works... put a decent strong magnet to the oil filter.. not too strong not too weak... it will eventually attract all small particals of metal to it and it will not be recyled back to the engine.

It will collect magnetic particles and then they get thrown out when you change the oil filter.

Some of the material that is collected by the magnet would have been trapped inside the filter media. You have to wonder how much of the sub 10-20 micron material it is collecting.


cheers!!! I'm on my way to look for a used hard disc magnet!
 

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i've heard of ppl selling it....
but its damn exp...
btw how u make a magnet stick onto the oil filter without dropping of when u're autocrossing malaysia's kampung road?? :lol:
hdd magnet is flat one i thought??

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IF all the wear&tear components are made of steel or iron, then can lah!

HDD magnet is so strong that even removal by hand needs some effort. Don't think it'll drop off with normal driving.
 

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Originally posted by CcL@Apr 23 2004, 04:51 PM
i've heard of ppl selling it....
but its damn exp...
btw how u make a magnet stick onto the oil filter without dropping of when u're autocrossing malaysia's kampung road?? :lol:
hdd magnet is flat one i thought??

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aiseh.... ask sifu JL how to make the magnet not to fall off the oil filter la... sure he got great ideas wan... rite JL? I think i will just use cable - tie or sumthing lah.. UHU also can.. ngek ngek ngek...
 

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Well, if oil filter is metal, then HDD magnet sure WON'T fall off.
I am having HDD magnet on my car for my fuel railing.
So far.. after so many rough rides, still there..

Ok kua :)

If not so sure then can use EPOXY..
Stick around the magnet..

When want to remove use knife and CUT..
 

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Originally posted by ezwong2002@Apr 23 2004, 04:44 PM
Just to share information among ZTH's DIY faithfuls...

Did you know dat if u attach a magnet to your oil filter it will benefit your car in the long run?

This is how it works... put a decent strong magnet to the oil filter.. not too strong not too weak... it will eventually attract all small particals of metal to it and it will not be recyled back to the engine.

It will collect magnetic particles and then they get thrown out when you change the oil filter.

Some of the material that is collected by the magnet would have been trapped inside the filter media. You have to wonder how much of the sub 10-20 micron material it is collecting.


cheers!!! I'm on my way to look for a used hard disc magnet!
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing. :P
 

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can used speaker magnet ker??i'm using a speaker magnet that i took out from the old speaker........ :huh:
 

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uwah... loud speaker magnet wo.. very the huge... I got 1 spare HDD magnet... I'm willing to part with the magnet for 2 glass of teh tariks.. hehehe :lol:
 

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then wat the approx size magnet need to put?

any1 pic can show?
 

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check dis sites out...OIL FILTER MAGNET
with magnet and without...



Oil Filter Magnet is a powerful precision device that magnetizes the oil filter and effectively traps and removes virtually all micro-abrasive alloy particles from the oil inside the filter. When an engine is newly assembled, the piston rings do not fit precisely into the cylinders despite highly accurate machining techniques. The piston rings wear to precisely fit in the cylinder during the break-in period. Unfortunately, the wearing of the piston rings and cylinder walls continues, due to micro abrasive particles depositing even more contaminants into the oil. Some of the particles are large enough to be caught in the oil filter. Those that are not, continue to circulate with the oil, passing between the piston rings and cylinders wall and through all the bearings. The micro abrasives cause scratches, generating more particles, thereby worsening the problem.


Typical engine withoutOil Filter Magnet.

Typical engine withOil Filter Magnet.


Conventional oil filters, combined with the Oil Filter Magnet , remove virtually all of the micro abrasive particles from the oil. Piston rings without abrasive metal particles will slowly polish and restore cylinder walls to their "like new" condition; significantly reducing wear. Engine life is dramatically prolonged, delaying or preventing the wear that leads to pollution.

Even high quality oil filters and oil treatments cannot remove fine abrasive alloy particles which cause major engine wear and decrease engine performance.

In order for oil filters to trap particles under 25 microns, the oil filter would need to severely restrict the flow of engine oil. This restricted flow would reduce oil pressure to a critical level (oil starvation) and low oil pressure will, of course, result in engine failure.


Benefits

-Your engine will last much longer.
-Uni-directional magnet. It does not interfere with any other electrical device.
-Oil will remain clean and metal free.
-One hundred times more effective than magnetic drain plugs.
-Prevents and/or decreases the burning of oil
-Helps protect the environment by reducing pollution.
-Lasts a lifetime. Transfers from filter to filter.
-Strong 4,500 Gauss magnet.
-Easy to fit, simply snap it on; no tools required.
-Protect your investment and enhance your vehicle's resale value !
-Manufactured in the USA & used by the USA government
-This oil magnet system used in aircraft
 

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GOOD !! More reasons to DIY !!

So guys.. when are you doing this? heheh/.
 

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i will find few HDD's magnec 1st.........hehheheee :lol:
 

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where the oil filter located for wira???

<_<
 

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Benefits

-Your engine will last much longer.
- Uni-directional magnet.It does not interfere with any other electrical device.
-Oil will remain clean and metal free.
what does it means by uni-directional magnet ?
is HDD magnet uni-directional magnet ?
 

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Originally posted by Hamgachan@Apr 27 2004, 01:13 PM

Benefits

-Your engine will last much longer.
- Uni-directional magnet.It does not interfere with any other electrical device.
-Oil will remain clean and metal free.
what does it means by uni-directional magnet ?
is HDD magnet uni-directional magnet ?
Yes..
Because the other side of the magnet is covered with a metal plate. That's why you can't stick things on the other side of the HDD magnet. only one side..

ONE SIDE.. UNI..

UniDIrectional.
 

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Special Offer !!!

Those who want to do this DIY but got no HDD magnet.. NO WORRY !! You just need MONEY ! hahaha

Go buy a 40 - 80 GB HDD (Serial ATA is the best).. then pass it to me..
I will exchange with HDD magnets :) heheh..

Buy Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA with 8Mb Cache.. because I need that.. I mean.. because the HDD magnet are more powerful and it is more useful for this DIY..

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Anyway.. HDD magnet can be easily found if you try to dig out those big dustbins behind ImBi Plaza and Low Yatt... YOu can get lot's of spoiled HDD.. Then you korek the Magnet from there.

Note : I found a working 40X CD ROM drive once last 2 years in Penang's shopping complex dustbin... :) hehehe.

You might get lucky..
 

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Hahaha...Yea..go buy new HDD and exchange. If not..take out ur house pc old HDD and "korek" the magnet. Then buy new HDD fix for ur pc!! Good idea huh?? :lol:
 

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Originally posted by johnsonlam@Apr 27 2004, 03:57 PM
Special Offer !!!

Those who want to do this DIY but got no HDD magnet.. NO WORRY !! You just need MONEY ! hahaha

Go buy a 40 - 80 GB HDD (Serial ATA is the best).. then pass it to me..
I will exchange with HDD magnets :) heheh..

Buy Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA with 8Mb Cache.. because I need that.. I mean.. because the HDD magnet are more powerful and it is more useful for this DIY..

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Anyway.. HDD magnet can be easily found if you try to dig out those big dustbins behind ImBi Plaza and Low Yatt... YOu can get lot's of spoiled HDD.. Then you korek the Magnet from there.

Note : I found a working 40X CD ROM drive once last 2 years in Penang's shopping complex dustbin... :) hehehe.

You might get lucky..
JL sipek gao katuk people... since when u get profit from DIY garage lah? :lol: JK JK... hehhe... here is the attached pic of the magnet for those without any idea.
 

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This is where I stick the magnet... actually not stick by glue.. just pure magnet power. I'll see got difference or not at the next oil change!
 

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Originally posted by ezwong2002@Apr 27 2004, 07:12 PM
This is where I stick the magnet... actually not stick by glue.. just pure magnet power. I'll see got difference or not at the next oil change!
u sick to the side of the oil filter? y not at the bottom?
 

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hhmm.. so err.. the only way to see the result is by viewing it at the next oil change? =p
 

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JL,

beside than HDD magnet, wat else stuff we can find from?
 

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Originally posted by khtong@Apr 28 2004, 11:33 AM
JL,

beside than HDD magnet, wat else stuff we can find from?
HDD magnet is the strongest..
Those sub-woofer magnets are also quite strong.. can try that..
Or.. built a solenoid to run OFF electricity.. But.. not worth it lah.
 

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ezwong,

your palm got a lot of comlicated lines lah..
Must be working hard...

and very rich !!

 

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Originally posted by johnsonlam@Apr 28 2004, 01:19 PM
ezwong,

your palm got a lot of comlicated lines lah..
Must be working hard...

and very rich !!

must be sell a lot sotong... :lol:




juz kidding :rolleyes:
 

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hahaha... perli pulak.. the fact is my life complicated at times also la.. sigh.. biasa lah.. saman berbukit-bukit not yet pay. Rich? :blink: If I kena RM3million lottery la.. :lol:
 

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hmm i've got 2 broken HDD here but how the hell do i get teh HDD screws OUT?

it looks like some kind of allen key.. but it has more grooves.

where do i get this screwdriver or is it called the hallen key? or special edition allen key??? hehe and how much does it cost?
 

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Originally posted by thri-p@Apr 29 2004, 08:10 PM
know how much it cost? approx?
Aiya...go to the computer shop ask them to open up for you lah ... :D or you can pass to me i can open up for you my company got this type of tools to open up.

Anywhere i already got my HDD Magnet and had place it bottom of my oil filter. :D
 

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Originally posted by yeongk+Apr 29 2004, 09:38 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (yeongk @ Apr 29 2004, 09:38 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-thri-p@Apr 29 2004, 08:10 PM
know how much it cost? approx?
Aiya...go to the computer shop ask them to open up for you lah ... :D or you can pass to me i can open up for you my company got this type of tools to open up.

Anywhere i already got my HDD Magnet and had place it bottom of my oil filter. :D [/b][/quote]
hey yeongk...so fast fix the magnet already ar? thought u not yet get the magnet and i'm looking for u pula. I've got 1 also..but not yet fix it. May be later after i change my oil filter.. wanna service liao.
 

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Originally posted by netmatrix@Apr 29 2004, 08:08 PM
The screws are called TORX screws. U can buy the torx screwdrivers form hardware shop, machinery shop or your local handphone shop. If u go low yatt sure can get one.
No need to buy la...my HDD also this kinda screw. That time i dont have the torx ..and can't wait. so i'm using a cutter press it hard and turn, it's open!!..and done!! :D
 

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if it's so strong stuck on the oil filter,
will it be difficult to detach it from the oil filter
on the next oil change ?
 

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hi,
FYI, during last changed my Corolla A/T oil filter 3 yrs ago, i found 3 small magnets sticking at the metal filter. I do not know it is original from factory or placed by previous owner. These magnets managed to traps lots of tiny chips around its body.

Btw, how about getting a 12" subwoofer magnet and stick it under the oil pan :lol: ? but if doing this way hav to think of how to remove the tiny chips from the oil pan at every oil change...
 

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which side to fix da magnet arr.. juz let itbe by the side arrr?? of da oil filter
 

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HDD magnet AKA earth magnet, if no HDD magnet go round asking for earth magnet, very very the strong wan the magnet power, small also strong adi, so imagine use big one, woosh :P actually never really did think about this kinda thing hor, small particles in the engine and all
ahahhahah :lol:
 

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i had hdd magnets all this while and dunno what to do with them. thanks for the info guys.
btw i'm a computer technician :lol:
 

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Originally posted by protonevo@Apr 30 2004, 03:14 PM
I you don't mind, I can open the HDD magnet for you. Just buy me 1 100Plus ;>
You also 100 Plus fever ? hhehe..

Haiya.. I haven't do this DIY yet... Grrr... My Oil Filter hidden one.. (Try to see a friend's Nissan Sunny's Engine bay, you will find the Oil filter in a very veyr difficult position)..

Maybe I will attempt this during Lunch.
 

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me in ipoh. just put the magnets in my car this morning. four of them. hehehhe :lol: