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post #49 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 12:12 AM
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I think the magnetic plug is enough.
Normally I'd agree with that. But when the factory plug can't hold all the crap, it could use some help.


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Just installed this and factory swaybar and trackbar clear fine on a 2018 2500.
Good to know! Just found one I had bought for my 17 3500 in a pile of stuff in the garage. Glad to know it will work on my 18 2500

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I just picked one up a few weeks ago, yes they are higher than they used to be but so is everything!!!https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-GM-03....c100290.m3507
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In one case I traded the pickup in on a new one (no parts were available), in another I changed to a MH cover and to 75W-140 and it seemed to have helped (originally the paint burnt off the cover, twice), and with the current 3500 I'm cautiously optimistic that my frequent cleanings of the magnet will keep it alive.

Those were/are AAM examples, all bone stock, but I have many more examples, mostly with Dana axles, that were modified axles.

Big difference between welding the drain plug shut and welding the cover to the housing, by the way.
Interesting that adding a MH helped... What exactly did it help? Did it just lower temps or did it reduce fatigue on the parts you noticed were already showing signs of stress?

And magnets stuck to the inside of a metal cover are safe to run. I wouldnt place one on the inside of the housing though.
As you already know, the MH has a magnet on the drain plug and the fill dip stick is magnetized as well. That should be more than enough unless there's something wrong or the R&P was installed incorrectly.

And my bad... For whatever reason I thought you were saying the cover should be welded on. Didnt really know why either but...its clear we all have an opinion.

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Interesting that adding a MH helped... What exactly did it help? Did it just lower temps or did it reduce fatigue on the parts you noticed were already showing signs of stress?
Can't say that I know how, or even if, it helped.

On that one (a '10 2500) I foolishly didn't break it in correctly, and then outdid myself in stupidity and didn't change the fluid until after several thousand miles.

When it finally got on the lift, it wasn't a pretty sight. Almost all the paint had burnt off the cover and the "fluid" inside was black, and had lumps in it.

Can't recall what fluid went in, but the cover was cleaned and repainted. Only to find that after a 1,000-mile trip the paint was gone, again.
So it was in a bit of desperation that the MH cover went on, with Amsoil 75W-140, for the return trip.

Since powder coat holds up to heat better, I don't know how much cooler it ran, if at all.
What I do know is that the friend who bought that pickup still drives it, and has towed quite heavy with it, without any problems.
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Installed the DOR spacers last night. Now it has plenty of room. Pretty sure it was fine before but I had ordered them so I installed them.
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