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Old 08-10-2010, 08:01 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
A few ways that magnets could/can help is:
Place one on drain pan by the drain plug and remove just before draining the oil. This can keep magnetic metal shavings from moving through the engine to help keep wear down.
That isn't a bad idea at all. A large CB attenna magnet should do the job. Of course, this is also assuming my aluminum engine has cast iron sleeves
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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