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The Neodymium magnets showed up yesterday. They are ridiculously strong. It's really hard to even separate them!

Thank you K & J Magnetics .

The drain plugs will be available soon.

If this works out, I'll try to develop plugs for everything ( Engine, TX case, Rear Diff)

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I'm in! How about plugs for my Pilot too? Haha.
 

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What positions?
Looking back at my pictures, the transmission is already magnetic. Thanks though, true gentleman right there!
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. Tying this to the trans oil thread, I like the idea to use LockTite 648. That's good stuff for both interference and tight clearance fits.
 

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The AWD Traverse comes with OEM magnetic drainplugs at the TX case and Rear Diff, but I've seen them firsthand, and they are not very strong.
What would two Neodymium magnets cost GM? $0.20 a car ?
 

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So I went out and bought a bunch of GM magnetic drainplugs for the TX Case and Rear Diff ( Its the same plug)
To even call this a "Magnetic" plug is a joke. The thing will barely lift a paperclip off the table. The magnetic material is some kind of rubber compound. You can pry it right out with an awl.....
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This is the Neodymium magnet that I'm installing.

Yes, it really has 16 lbs of pull. That should keep the oil clean!!

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Quick update on the Transmission drain plugs. The magnets came today, and I drilled out one of the plugs to 1/4" for the magnet and I'm not thrilled by how much wall thickness remains so I ordered some 3/16" magnets which are still crazy strong with 2.5lbs of pull. Hang tight....

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Well, good news and bad news on the TX Case / Rear Diff Magnetic plugs. Good new first.... Their awesome!
Magnet pull is easily 20x better at 16lbs. than the stock one . My drain plug is on the right.
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The bad news? They are more expensive than anticipated. I made 4 of them, and the price point I need to sell them at is $25 each + shipping.

So, I have 4 for sale. If you watched that video of the guy servicing his Traverse, the Rear Diff was much more funky than the TX Case , so maybe it makes more sense to only do the Rear Diff..... OR.... do it right, and do both. If I get allot of response, I can make a large batch of them, and the cost will come down due to economy of scale and shipping costs.

So, what do you guys think?

 

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I'm good for one of the four you have already made.
PM me with a total price to zip 60010
 

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I wonder if the 2018+ Traverse differential and transfer case are the same as on the Gen 1 in that video? With most of us running in front wheel drive most of the time, it's possible that the Gen 2 differential doesn't see as much wear and oil degradation. That said, I'm in for one of the rear diff magnet plugs.
 

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In FWD the TX case is in neutral.... but since the rear tires touch the ground, the rear diff is always spinning when the car is moving.
 

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Agree about the diff still moving but it's not under load so possibly not as damaging to the oil and parts. That said, a stronger magnet can only help.
 

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Quick update. The smaller 3/16" magnets arrived today, So I will drill and assemble them tomorrow.

2 of the 4 TX case / Diff plugs are sold.

1 of the 4 Trans plugs are sold.

Based off the response, this is all there will be, so if you want one, message me. First come will be first served.

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