"Reduce Engine Wear By 70%" Magnetic Oil Filter Thingy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
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    Anyone heard of or tried this product? ( www.filtermag.com ) They claim up to 70% reduction in engine wear from small steel particles. Costs about $35 USD and just fits on the side of your oil filter.
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    magnets in oil drain plugs are nothing new.
    I doubt it will do any good in mower engine though...................
     
  3. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Canadian, run synthetic, change it as the mfgr' recommends, and keep the air cleaner clean.. Your machine will thank you for it by providing it's maximum lifespan..
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205





    Just went to synthetic................
    No more valve noise on the kohler.
    Big difference.
     
  5. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    :blob3: txlawnking, said it best, i have a kohler with 3200hrs and runs like it did when i bought it, a little lucas oil treatment helps too.
     
  6. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    what good is a filter mag going to do in a aluiminum engine?
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too Funny!!!!! :laugh: :drinkup:
     
  8. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jimmyed, it has an aluminum block possibly, but all steel pistons, crank, connecting rods, bearings... . Buy a magnet and put it on the side of the filter and it will do the same thing. The idea is to trap and hold tiny fragments of metal that wear and break away from moving parts as they wear out.
     
  9. TROTTMAN

    TROTTMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 397

    Sounds like a good idea for the hydro system. My buddy is having to have his ZTR have an entire new hydro system hooked up because when one motor went out it let metal pieces into the whole system. Now everything has to be replaced.
     
  10. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    But still, what about aluminum peices breaking away?
     

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