Does the bolt magnet come with the 300, or did you buy it aftermarket?
That's a good price. Do you have a link? I found the Turbo-Mag website and they're selling them for CAN 21.99 (whatever that works out to in USD I'm sure it's not $12).II kings 9:20 said:Aftermarket, it is a Turbomag out of Toronto, I got it off ebay for $12.00 +$5.00 shipping regardless of how many you buy. The bolt is the best place to put the mag, won't go on the pan anyway since it is aluminum. I run these on all my cars and on the trans. pan as well. I use Filtermag on the filter on all my cars. I spoke with the maker of the Mobil 1 filter (Champion labs) and the engineers laugh at the idea of magnets. The proof is in the pudding not in the recepie, these things work as advertised, they keep metal fron circulating in the engine and no engineer can dispute (with any legitimacy) the results. One can have all kinds of theories and excuses on these magnets but the facts are the metal on the paper towel was on the tip of the bolt and not circulating in my engine. See the filtermag results in my other thread.
Right you are about new engines and metal, it sure is nice to have it stuck on the bolt and not in the oil, though I have no proof of improved longevity using magnets.ekool said:Alot of oil pan and trans pan bolts are magnetic from the factory, I'm not sure why anyone would "laugh" at the idea of this, it is quite normal.
Also, on a brand new engine, it is normal to get some metal shavings.