Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

how do you get a freeze plug out?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lotsa_Faith, May 31, 2003.

  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Posts:
    474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mckinney, Texas
    the freeze plug by the oil filter is leaking like crazy on my truck. how do you get it out to replace it?
     
  2. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Posts:
    2,457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, Ca USA
    Usually, I pop a srew driver into the middle and make a hole, then hammer the plug into the block against the cylendar wall at one edge. This creates an edge for you to pry it back out and replace with a new one.
     
  3. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Posts:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    If the engine is out of the vehicle I use a dent puller. Another way is to use a punch, drive the edge of the plug into the block a little bit so the plug turns sideways, put a pair of vice grips on the plug and pull it out. If it is stubborn use the round side of the vice grips like a the end of a claw hammer pulling a nail and kind of roll it out like pulling a nail out of a board.

    John
     

Share This Page