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Old 09-23-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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freeze plug

I have gotten a new/used engine to replace the one I blew up. I've gotten it all torn apart and am cleaning it, and it appears that there is a freeze plug floating around in the blocks's coolant chambers.
Any suggestions as to how I might get it out? I think it's too big to just leave there. Looks like it might block coolant flow. I see freeze plug kits online, but punching holes in my heads is a bit scarey.


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Old 09-24-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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Re: freeze plug

do u have an engine stand? it may do u wonders so that u can flip the engine around to see if its willing to come close to the hole so u can take it out, if not a little magnet that extends from an autoparts store might do the trick. as far as removing the rest of them, i usually take a screwdriver and tap a hole kida close to the egde until it penetrates the freeze plug then pry it out. there are replacement freeze plugs available, but sometimes they are size specific so u might want to measure yours as best as u can. there are also the rubber/metal freeze plugs that compresses the rubber as u tighten them up as replacements and it installs easily.

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Old 09-24-2008, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: freeze plug

chances are if the freeze plug is in there, its not just going to fall out, you wil have to find a way to get it where you can drill a 1/8" hole in it, and screw a screw in the side that would be the inside if it was installed correctly, then use a slide hammer to pull it out just as if you were installing one into the motor but slide hammer it until it comes all the way through
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