Studies by industry experts, educational institutions, professional associations, and others have consistently determined that very small ferrous debris (often less than 5 microns in size) traveling through a vehicle’s lubrication system may cause considerable damage to engine wear-sensitive surfaces. By contrast, a human hair is about 40 microns in thickness.
Modern engines have tighter tolerances, resulting in smaller, and more restricted pathways for oil to travel, and they rely less on steel and more on lightweight materials, such as aluminum. Tighter tolerances and large “soft” targets make the removal of hard ferrous debris critical for optimal performance and longevity. The greater the amount of soft materials made from aluminum, lead, copper, zinc, and other soft materials found in an engine, the larger the number of targets for steel debris to strike and damage. Unfortunately, the typical factory spin-on oil filter is not capable of capturing the ferrous material below 25 microns. And damage to engines from debris as small as 2 microns has been documented.
Made of strong billet aluminum, MagDog fits almost any spin-on oil filter. Installation is quick and simple, and maintenance consists of opening the chamber and cleaning the magnets about every 25,000 miles. MagDog has been tested by independent laboratories with extremely positive results.
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Gear Box Rebuild
Written By GuessWorks
Gearboxes may seem complicated but they are very simple in their construction, and surprisingly easy to put together. The main issues are having the right tools to do the job. So here’s a list of what you will need.
- Torque Wrench with a maximum range in excess of 150lbft
- 1 1/2″ deep socket ( a ball joint socket is ideal )
- Small ratchet and a long extension is useful
- Other sockets 1 1/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8
- Small cold chisel
- Steel punch (1/8″ diameter)
- Larger steel drift
- Mallet (soft and hard headed)
- Small screw driver
There are three main rotational parts in the gearbox, the 1st motion shaft ( or input shaft ) which carries the bottom drop gear and what could be called 4th gear, the laygear which transfers the power from the input to the rest of the gearset, and finally the 3rd motion shaft which carries all the remaining gears.
First of all make sure you have everything you need…
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