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    Default Parts left over after oil change

    I finished my oil change, and everything seems to be ok. But I found these parts left over afterwards.



    Just kidding. I replaced the OEM plugs with the Dimple Magnetic Plugs.
    Sorry, I get silly after a couple glasses of wine

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    Default Cute.....

    Good wine... it has to be if you forgot those parts...
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    Default Glad you swapped

    If those are junk, pitch. If not, sometimes folks ruin their drain plugs and need one. Of course, I have 6 of them, waiting for somebody to need one.....😉
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    Nice going Pam! Pass the wine.
    I fixin to do mine also, I have some gold plugs waiting for that time.
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    You can use them as ear plugs so you don't hear what's happening to your engine when all the oil runs out.
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    Magnetic drain plugs are moving up on my list of "Gottahaves".
    Question: Is there any functional differences between these two different brands?

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    Thw OEM plug do have magnets also but not a strong. Plus some people have stripped out the OEM plugs trying to get them off because they use an allen or torx to remove them and are tight. You have to make sure you are using the correct bit and it is seated all the way in to not strip it out. The aftermarket plugs just require regular sockets.
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    Thanks, Paul.
    Since I trust your judgment: I'm getting another pair of dimples!

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    Cute Pam-- Ya had me wondering.

    Some other recent posting had a guy wondering why we bother to spend the money for good, HEX drive,quality magnet drain plugs. Well we do.
    I also have a pair of OEM plugs if anyone needs a set

    Stripped out, wimpy a$$ OEM drain plugs cause :::::
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    I went with the Dimple plugs at my first oil change. So I also have a set of the OEM plugs.



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    I also had FOUND Extra part inside the oil pan magnet. See the attached photo and tell where it belongs and hopefully it was not an indication that the engine is self destroying from the inside. Maybe it was dropped in during manufacturing and nobody noticed or so I hope.
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    I think you would have got a lot more responses if you didn't let on you were joking

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    Anyone have a close up of their dimple plug?
    It looks to me from web pictures that a lot of material was removed to make room for that magnet, weakening the thread area.
    Show Chrome from LaMonster has a smaller magnet and more metal to support the threads. The OEM would be strongest in the thread area, but weakest in the hollow torx area.
    Any input? Leaning toward the LaMonster ShowChrome.
    Or, getting the OEM plugs out and having Torx/Hex bits brazed/welded permanently into them with 3/8 drive.
    BTW, the VIM kit is great for robust torx bits. Been using those for a while, they just work and last.

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    What ever happened to Pam, the original poster. I met her on a trip to Arizona.
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew L View Post
    What ever happened to Pam, the original poster. I met her on a trip to Arizona.
    I've been wondering about her myself. She was a frequent contributor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    I've been wondering about her myself. She was a frequent contributor.
    Last I heard ( 7-17 ) She sold Her Spyder and went back to TWO wheels ....traitor ??? ..... ......Mike

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    She got rid of the Spyder and went back to HArley last I heard and as others have said.

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    I read something about this in the past it came off something and there was a bulletin on it.. Take it to the dealer. I dont recall what it was may have to research the old posts.. referring to post # 13

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer51 View Post
    I also had FOUND Extra part inside the oil pan magnet. See the attached photo and tell where it belongs and hopefully it was not an indication that the engine is self destroying from the inside. Maybe it was dropped in during manufacturing and nobody noticed or so I hope. .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer51 View Post
    I also had FOUND Extra part inside the oil pan magnet. See the attached photo and tell where it belongs and hopefully it was not an indication that the engine is self destroying from the inside. Maybe it was dropped in during manufacturing and nobody noticed or so I hope.
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    Not sure if this thread in anyway is related to yours??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pampurrs View Post
    I finished my oil change, and everything seems to be ok. But I found these parts left over afterwards.



    Just kidding. I replaced the OEM plugs with the Dimple Magnetic Plugs.
    Sorry, I get silly after a couple glasses of wine

    Pam
    You best save those for when the Dimple plug breaks off when you try to remove it. They are weak at the o-ring groove due to the magnet inside. The trans side plug is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer51 View Post
    I also had FOUND Extra part inside the oil pan magnet. See the attached photo and tell where it belongs and hopefully it was not an indication that the engine is self destroying from the inside. Maybe it was dropped in during manufacturing and nobody noticed or so I hope.
    20200321_185937.jpg
    Finless Bob had the same happen. Set screw came out on the drain plug. He had it fixed as part of a service bulletin I think. Need to find Bob, he can explain the details.

    Pretty sure it is an oil galley plug, but could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonation View Post
    Anyone have a close up of their dimple plug?
    It looks to me from web pictures that a lot of material was removed to make room for that magnet, weakening the thread area.
    Show Chrome from LaMonster has a smaller magnet and more metal to support the threads. The OEM would be strongest in the thread area, but weakest in the hollow torx area.
    Any input? Leaning toward the LaMonster ShowChrome.
    Or, getting the OEM plugs out and having Torx/Hex bits brazed/welded permanently into them with 3/8 drive.
    BTW, the VIM kit is great for robust torx bits. Been using those for a while, they just work and last.

    https://www.amazon.com/Vim-HCT1050-1.../dp/B000VUM6BU
    All, including oem have failed. A while back I posted dimensions about the magnet diameters and other info on FB. Even had a failed oem given to me to demonstrate they fail too. Thinnest drain material remaining was a Gold Plug, Dimple was close but has a very slightly smaller diameter magnet. Wanted to get them all XRayed to see how deep the drilling is for the magnet, but never got to it.

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    I’d be interested in a spare set of OEM drain plugs. I live in Cold Lake Alberta.

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