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Old 11-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Magnetic Drain Plug by Dimple

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Has anyone had any experience with Dimple magnetic drain plugs? I've been reading a couple of articles and watched the youtube videos and figure it's cheap enough to try out at least.

I sent them an email asking for cost and shipping charges to Canada and someone replied back asking to confirm the thread size of the oil drain plug - I've not been able to find this and my local Chrysler dealer is useless. When I called to ask them the thread size, they couldn't tell me and I made the mistake of telling them that I was ordering a non-OEM plug. That caused the guy to go into convulsions about the danger of installing non-OEM oil drain plugs and that, by his account, would cause horrific engine failure, a leak on my driveway to rival that of the Exxon Valdez and might even cause my wife to leave me.

I might have exaggerated a bit there, but I did get to listen to his 1 minute spiel.

Does anyone know the thread size for the oil drain plug of 2005 300C 5.7 HEMI?
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't forget the nematodes in your lawn and the end of life as we know it. I'd recommend the Fumoto drain valve, though. It isn't magnetic, but it sure makes oil changes easier.
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I've ordered the following:

Drain Plug = SS M14x1.5
Oil Filter Magnet Set = BlackHole Six Pack

Total cost was $59.90USD (I'm Canadian but hasn't shown on my CC statement yet). The owner kindly offered me free shipping through USPS as well. Due to my 3rd party warranty, I can't do my own oil changes but I use a local Jiffy Lube. I mentioned the drain plug to my regular service tech and he said it won't be a problem .. they'll clean the drain plug before reinstalling and transfer the magnets to the new oil filter.

I'm due for my next oil change in January 2011 so I'll take a couple of pictures of the drain plug to see how much difference it made.
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My 1999 300M has one (P/O put it in not me) and it has some tiny bits on it every now and then after 4-5k intervals. Is it worth spending money on? IMO no, as most wear metals in the engine are brass, copper, or other non-ferrous (or at least non-magnetic) metals. Remember, oil goes straight to the filter after the pan, so the plug gets the dirtiest worst oil exposed to it. Not having had anything significant ever show up on my plug with 176k miles, I'll say it's worthless.
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I agree with Tomguy. If your filter is working properly, and everyone knows we've had lots of oil filter discussions, even minute particles should be captured in the filter. Just my $ .02.
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