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I think someone was asking about Pan magnets...

Boy, so much for the "High Tech" approach by MB..

Here is a pic (sorry, a bit blurry) of the "Updated" Pan magnet for the 722.6 Boxes.

A stupid, SIMPLE doughnut magnet!

Go Figure...

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LOL.

Until things get really bad, I'm not sure there's much ferrous stuff to stick to a magnet. The threads from guys with them seem to confirm that, just a film on it. Let us know the next time you drop the pan whether the new 'n improved design works miracles. ;)
 

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I thought they'd make the magnet in the shape of a cigar for male driver.
 

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I thought they'd make the magnet in the shape of a cigar for male driver.

Uuuuuhhhh, it's my WIFE'S Car! Does that "splain" it?? ~:-O
 

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That looks exactly like the "rare earth" magnet we used for my son's electricity-generating-windmill middle school science project. Hmmmmmmm.
 

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Finally...

I'd like to delude myself that MB is realizing the simple stuff works - no need to reinvent the wheel and sell for 5x the price..

Or maybe its "value" engineering at its best...

Thanks for sharing G-AMG
 

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Gregs210 was indeed correct, I do not know why they bother with the magnet. By the time it starts picking up metal it is already too late:D
 

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I'd like to delude myself that MB is realizing the simple stuff works - no need to reinvent the wheel and sell for 5x the price..

Or maybe its "value" engineering at its best...

Thanks for sharing G-AMG
You're so cute when you're naive. ;)

When you have a minute tomorrow, call Smythe with the P/N from that bag. If they quote you less than $10 I'll buy you a beer. :D :D
 

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Too bad they dont have a simple drain bolt magnet like some other manufacturers. Then you don't have to pull the pan to inspect it for filings.
 

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Too bad they dont have a simple drain bolt magnet like some other manufacturers. Then you don't have to pull the pan to inspect it for filings.
#8;)
 

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wow, now that's high tech stuff right there. a round magnet with a hole in the middle = less weight which = your cars goes much faster with less weight!!:D
Only a matter of time before we start seeing this "upgrade" in all the done up civics ;)

I bet it makes the trany shift just like new again :thumbsup:

Cheers
 

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Gregs210 was indeed correct, I do not know why they bother with the magnet. By the time it starts picking up metal it is already too late:D
Some steel "mud" and miniature shavings are normal in gear boxes. I did put new gears in the differential in my pickup and the plug magnet collected about 1/2 teaspoon of steel mud.
Than when I was replacing conductor plate on my Mercedes -I had good amount of steel shaving on speed sensor. SS is a magnet and that is where the shavings stick. You don't see them at the bottom of the pan.
 

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Value engineering at its best one 169 magnet for the W210 is about 17 bucks.

The good news, if you are W212 driver, two round ones 000 are required and their unit cost is less 3 bucks each and there is more fluid. Happy driving.
 

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Inside MB tranny pan, I don't see any small round bump for the magnet to sit on as in some GM car's tranny pan. So my question is
Must the MB magnetic donut be in sexual position with the drain plug?
 

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You put the new, improved, zesty circular expensive one back in the same location as you removed the so called "grid magnet"-----you did have a grid magnet didn't you!!!
 

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That's not my tanny pan. The picture is linked from the stickies for reference.
 

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Ok so this is a shoulda coulda thing.

The original "grid magnet" was not round it was rectangular and serrated and was/is placed in the lower right quadrant of the pan picture that you think is like yours.

There is no bump.
 
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