Here's a little tip that does work. Place a magnet on the side of your oil filter
. It helps to attract metal particles out of the oil
and to the wall of your filter, where it can be disposed of when you throw away the filter.
It is common to have a drain plug
with a magnet on it. Anyone that does have the luxury of draining oil
from the plug
as the manufacturer intended, will often notice a greyish paste stuck to it. This is fine metal dust from wear in the engine
. Metal paste running around in the oil aids wear. The chances of all the metal coming past that drain bung is rather remote
for a start. But what is een more remote
, is the ability to ever get the bung out for most of us boaties.
Placing a magnet on the side of the oil filter
works very well at pulling out those metalic particles. More oil gets to flow through the filter than ever gets near the drain bung.
It doesn't really matter what sort of magnet you use. But there are a couple of easy solutions.
A "fridge seal" magent is a great idea. It comes in a long strip and is either within a plastic sleave or it is a magnetic/plastic composite. It is flexible and can simply be wraped around the filter and being magnetic, self adheres.
But any magnet will do. The important point is rust. Magnets will rust easily. So you need to protect it with a good paint
of thick paint
or what have you. Just stick it to the filter and Bob's ya Uncle.