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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Just installed new freeze plugs pics plus question

Just got my new freeze plugs installed. I've never done them before, I expected them to go in a little bit tougher. All they required were very small love taps with a hammer and socket. I did put them in the freezer first for about an hour though.



I've got them inset inside the hole around a 1/32. This one here was the deepest set one, is it ok?





If its alright I guess all of them will be. I did coat them with red rtv before putting them in as suggested by oldfrog.

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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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They look fine. Good job !

Make sure that gasket surface is spotless before you reassemble everything.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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I will thanks, I have to wait on my new header to come in too.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Like oldfrog said, they look perfect. You could fill the block up to the point of the freeze plugs to see if anything weeps out if you're worried about anything.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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now would be a good time to get the head cleaned up. I used sharp putty knife and a brass wheel on a drill to get in there and get er shining. Then shop vacced the ports to remove anything that may have worked its way in there. Don t forget to check for straightness before you mate the header up.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #6
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How bad were the old ones? Reason I ask is there are some more plugs at the rear of the engine.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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They were pretty bad I guess, two were leaking and when I was trying to knock them sideways to pull them out I was punching holes through them like they were pretty rotten.
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If you dont have it back together yet, take a look at that motor mount while it's exposed.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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I will old frog, I also have bigger issues now. We had a flood today that actually created a river through our yard. When it stopped a minute ago I popped the hood to discover that water had splashed bad enough to make it to the top of the valve cover. More than likely some had to have gotten in the exposed intake and exhaust ports plus in the pcv holes on top of the valve cover. I may have just screwed my whole project.
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Geez...where do you live...in Vietnam?
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I will old frog, I also have bigger issues now. We had a flood today that actually created a river through our yard. When it stopped a minute ago I popped the hood to discover that water had splashed bad enough to make it to the top of the valve cover. More than likely some had to have gotten in the exposed intake and exhaust ports plus in the pcv holes on top of the valve cover. I may have just screwed my whole project.
Just drain the oil, let it dry out for a bit, you'll be fine. The water can't really do anything if you don't run the engine and you drain it before it can sit and rust anything.
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Just drain the oil, let it dry out for a bit, you'll be fine. The water can't really do anything if you don't run the engine and you drain it before it can sit and rust anything.
It would be a good plan, if you do that, to pull the plugs when you first turn it over and make sure there is no water trapped in the cylinders .

If it's in there it will just squirt out the spark plug holes .

You don't want it to hydro lock it and mess up some valves or something .
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You must live in the millview area, I remember as a kid it would flood around my grandma's house. Keep your chin up, you'll make it through this.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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Yea I'm pretty close to millville, just a few miles away in callaway
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