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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Sep-15-2008, 07:54:57 AM   #11
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i was hoping for something more uh.....clean? less ghetto-rigged, i suppose.

maybe a drain plug with the magnet inside. that would be pretty cool.
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If you magnetize the whole plug, that would make the surrounding area around the drain magnetized. Metal shavings (if any) would also be trap/stuck there when the plug is pulled rather than coming out with the plug. Better to stick with OEM plug. Just a thought.
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i was hoping for something more uh.....clean? less ghetto-rigged, i suppose.

maybe a drain plug with the magnet inside. that would be pretty cool.
That is exactly like what it sounds like.
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Ummm... the design looks identical to the magnetic drain plug BMW uses on my real BMW's transmission drain (2 wheeled BMWs) and on rear-drives (think diff, but different). If a high-temp epoxy is used, there is nothing in engine oil that's going to attack it. JB-Weld epoxy has been specified for use by BMW in repairing some engine blocks (the 4 cylinder profile gasket problem..) so I'd guess BMW has some confidence in it.

Sounds like a bunch of arm-chair engineers debating something they REALLY don't have any data on. Come back when you can report one coming apart..
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Ummm... the design looks identical to the magnetic drain plug BMW uses on my real BMW's transmission drain (2 wheeled BMWs) and on rear-drives (think diff, but different). If a high-temp epoxy is used, there is nothing in engine oil that's going to attack it. JB-Weld epoxy has been specified for use by BMW in repairing some engine blocks (the 4 cylinder profile gasket problem..) so I'd guess BMW has some confidence in it.

Sounds like a bunch of arm-chair engineers debating something they REALLY don't have any data on. Come back when you can report one coming apart..
1) What makes your BMW "real"?
2) I have wayyyy to many bad experience with UUC's products being garbage to
3) let my engine be the one with the failed drain plug for your real data

All that said, I'll ship you mine for free (including shipping) if you'd like to try running it in your car for some real data
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1) What makes your BMW "real"?
2) I have wayyyy to many bad experience with UUC's products being garbage to
3) let my engine be the one with the failed drain plug for your real data

All that said, I'll ship you mine for free (including shipping) if you'd like to try running it in your car for some real data
1 - it has 2 wheels. BMW started with aircraft engines, went to motorcycles then went to cars. The bikes have bailed the company out twice when it was about to fold.. cars are just transportation. BMW is a motorcycle company that makes some half-way decent cars..

2 - I haven't.

3 - I don't understand #3

I don't need yours - mine is sitting in my toolbox waiting for my next oil change to be installed.

And again - without data - it's just theory (and rather questionable theory since you know nothing about what epoxy was used.. and BMW uses the SAME DESIGN on drain plugs they manufacturer.)

Small edit: The one I received actually looks identical to the drain plug on the transmission on my '07 R12R.. could it be? Dunno.. but since the bike gets lots more miles on it than the car - I should be doing a transmission drain sometime in the next few months, I'll take some photos so you can compare them.
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1 - it has 2 wheels. BMW started with aircraft engines, went to motorcycles then went to cars. The bikes have bailed the company out twice when it was about to fold.. cars are just transportation. BMW is a motorcycle company that makes some half-way decent cars..
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Curious as to why this was the design, since many aftermarket Honda companies don't epoxy on a magnet on a nut. This is a Blox magnetic oil drain plug:
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1) What makes your BMW "real"?
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3) let my engine be the one with the failed drain plug for your real data

All that said, I'll ship you mine for free (including shipping) if you'd like to try running it in your car for some real data
I'll take it
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BTW obioban, What UUC products have you used in the past?
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