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freeze plugs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i just bought a new motor and when i was transorting it it rolled out of the tire it was sitting in. i just started cleaning the thing up to re-gasket it and noticed that 2 freeze plugs have fallen out, i was gonna go buy a complete new set of them tomorrow, how do i remove the rest of them and install the new ones?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Use a punch and hit them near the side and get them to move and rotate so you can pry them out. Make sure you get brass freeze plugs. They are 1 5/8" if its a SBC and 1 3/4" if its a BBC.
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'd say grab a small screwdriver and hit it off to one side. hopefully it doesnt fall in. then you can pry it out with the screwdriver or try to turn it sideways in the hole so you can grab it and pry on the freeze plug with a pair of channel locks and leverage it out.
    Then drive the new one in with a large socket? Use sealer also. :cool1:
     

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