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06-25-2008, 08:30 PM
Hello All, I've been reading about the magnetic devices you attach to an oil filter or transmission case to help remove metal fragments. Any opinion? Hype or help?

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06-14-2010, 04:48 PM
The majority of contaminants that wind up in automatics are non-ferrous so they won't be attracted to the magnet. However there are trace ferrous metals that can be picked up.
After opening up many Autotransmissions I have never found a lot of metalic particles on the ones with built in magnets except in the case of mechanical failure and by then the magnet won't really help.
These add on magnets won't hurt but there benefits are minimal.
System flushing and filter changes at reasonable intervals provide more positive results.