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Old 12-26-2007, 06:16 AM
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Hey guys,does anyone know an easy way to install a new freeze plug,I'm removing a block heater thats in a freeze plug hole and installing a OEM heater in the oil filter mounting.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:27 AM
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You can get a freeze plug installer from Snap-on, but they are high. Use the largest deep well socket you can fit in the plug and tap it in with a hammer. You can use an extension if you have room. make sure to put some RTV around the plug.
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Thanks pipelayer,should I use the blue RTV?
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Also you can get get a rubber expanding plug if it's in a bad spot to get to. If you use a steel plug paint that thing so it don't rust out on ya, I like the brass plugs myself. And the last thing I am sure you know but I will put it out their anyway, you could just leave it in place.
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Thanks pipelayer,should I use the blue RTV?
What ever high temp automotive RTV you have.
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Also you can get get a rubber expanding plug if it's in a bad spot to get to. If you use a steel plug paint that thing so it don't rust out on ya, I like the brass plugs myself. And the last thing I am sure you know but I will put it out their anyway, you could just leave it in place.
The problem I have with leaving it in is every aftermarkt block heater I put in there ends up leaking with time ,so I'm putting in a FOMOCO block heater.Thanks for the paint tip.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:26 PM
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The problem I have with leaving it in is every aftermarkt block heater I put in there ends up leaking with time ,so I'm putting in a FOMOCO block heater.Thanks for the paint tip.
Hmmm, you must have a nick in surface of that hole. May be a good thing to wipe it down with brake cleaner to help the RTV stick if it's a problem hole. Good luck.
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