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#703049 - 07/27/17 11:59 pm Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs  
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After reading a recent post, I have to ask the question, is there a real issue with the ball in the pick up tube sticking because of the magnetic drain plug?

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#703079 - 07/28/17 7:02 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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I've used 'em for years with no problem but some folks reckon they make the ball stick down.



#703086 - 07/28/17 8:55 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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Same experience as Nick, used for 30 plus years, not had it happen, this has come up before. There are 4 options for fitting the plate and more than one type of sump plate/ magnet combo available., so given that its pretty difficult to make stuff idiot proof there probably is a combo of fits / magnets that will do something wrong.


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#703102 - 07/28/17 12:43 pm Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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i have an ordinary office supply store magnet wired to tbe screen inside the oil tank on my old OIF.

not as immediate as one in the sump, but less controversial.


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#703138 - 07/28/17 4:56 pm Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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I had the ball stick twice on a plate with a magnetic drain plug in the center of the plate. Switch to one from SRM with the drain in the back of the plate and no more problem. This is a quote from SRM: "Note our kits have the drain plug situated in the correct position, some on the market I have seen the magnet too close to the pick up pipe and the magnet holds the ball bearing down in the scavenge pipe, resulting in oil not being bale to be returned to the oil tank. Drain plug must be fitted facing rear wheel." Here's their ad
http://www.eBay.com/itm/BSA-A7-A10-A50-A65all-years-sump-filter-kit-/272521684317?hash=item3f738ee55d:g:2nUAAMXQydtTNFZF&vxp=mtr


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#703191 - 07/29/17 12:11 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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Drain plug must be fitted facing rear wheel." Here's their ad
http://www.eBay.com/itm/BSA-A7-A10-A50-A65all-years-sump-filter-kit-/272521684317?hash=item3f738ee55d:g:2nUAAMXQydtTNFZF&vxp=mtr

worth repeating.


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#703208 - 07/29/17 2:16 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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Some of the cheaper drain plates have the plug in the center.


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#703529 - 08/01/17 2:48 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: htown]  
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Strange that! The scavenge pipe is toward the rear of the sump aperture so with the drain plug facing the rear wheel wont the magnet be right next to the pipe?




#703539 - 08/01/17 6:48 am Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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I have used them both ways 'round with no problem.



#703737 - 08/02/17 11:03 pm Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: htown]  
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Originally Posted by htown
Some of the cheaper drain plates have the plug in the center.


Bit of a harsh statement. I bought a billet one with the plug in the centre. Never given a moments trouble. The previous one was a cast unit with the drain at one end, the threads came out with that one on one day.


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#703873 - 08/03/17 11:11 pm Re: Finned Sump Plates and Magnetic Drain Plugs [Re: qbeanie]  
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Hi All
Position of the drain plug is one consideration, the strength of the magnet is the other
(there are magnets and there are magnets!!!!)
I had the ball in the pickup stick on a pre unit BSA because of the magnet strength
I reported the issue to the makers who now give instructions on the fitting position of the plate and drain plug

John


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