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Old 09-25-2013, 08:03 PM
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Coolant flush issue.

I looked at several write-ups and most recommended removing the coolant plugs from the block. Has anyone else had issues getting the coolant plugs out of the block? I actually damaged both plugs trying to get them out. I wonder if the previous owner used loc-tite on them or something?

Other than that my coolant flush went well, should be the last flush ever since I put in some ELC. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues with those plugs.
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Mine were a beast...I used longer extensions for better leverage and out they came...replaced with fumoto's and now it's quick and easy...
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:58 PM
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I cracked one and broke the side out of the other... they are not coming out now without a drill. Luckily the damage to the plugs did not effect the integrity of the seal. I even used some penetrating lube, but they would still not come out. Then they finally cracked/broke.
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Those bad mammer jammer's were in there eh? I would definitely go with fumoto's when you get them out...very easy and the juice goes where you want it..
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I guess I was lucky. Mine came out fairly easy when I did the flush and change to ELC.


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I was surprised too... never heard of anyone having issues with them before. I researched and read several write-ups and there was nothing mentioned about block plug issues.
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