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Old 12-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

Ok...so I was trying to remove my freeze plug from my 350 and I guess I hit it so hard that it went in...i didnt fall all the way in but...I cant get it out...Can someone help me get it out..
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

steel or brass? if theyre steel, get a one of those telescoping magnets to help you fish it out, if theyre brass youll have to use a screwdriver or really long pair or needlenose pliars

once you get the plug by the opening, grab the lip with a pair or channel locks and pull it out sideways
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

it's a brass freeze plug...but how to I turn in around in the hole so that the lip is out...because it seems like I cant get it out enough to grap it...the engine is still in the truck..
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

channel locks
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

just keep monkeying with it, youll get it turned around eventually, all you need is a place to grab with channel locks
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

drill a hole in it, then use something through the hole to pull it out. If you have a slide hammer, it should be cake.
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

Ok what about the metal and crap getting into the block...? I dont have a slide hammer....it seems as if it expanded or something when i knocked it in...
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

you only have to drill a small hole. there should not be many shavings that make it in the block. A couple shavings wont hurt nearly as bad as an entire freeze plug!


anyways, you could drill the hole, put a lag bolt through it or even a heavy screw or something, then you have a "handle" to grab onto with some locking pliers. yeah i'm sure its not gonna just fall back out. The screw could provide leverage to turn it sideways so you can yank it out.

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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

i had the same thing happen to me, i just fished for it and got it, but the motor was on a stand so it was easier
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

Well guys, while I was drilling a hole in it...It caught up on the bit, and came right out! So I got my block heater installed, and it's working great!
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

good to hear
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

glad you got it.
even if it fell into the the water jacket, and you couldnt reach it,
it wouldnt hurt anything to just leave it in there...
wouldnt be the first time its ever happened...
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

That is some kind of luck!
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

Quote: Originally Posted by Crew Cab Sonoma
glad you got it.
even if it fell into the the water jacket, and you couldnt reach it,
it wouldnt hurt anything to just leave it in there...
wouldnt be the first time its ever happened...
yeah, 1 or 2 is nothing to worry about... its when you have a pile in there that you start to have problems

we have an engine come in our shop a year or so ago that the guy wanted rebuilt, and when we took it apart, we found quite a few plugs in the block, as if the last time it was rebuilt they just pounded them in and put new ones in
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

If its ever hard to come out of the hole, you could always bend it to make it smaller. It wouldnt take much.
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Re: HELP PLEASE....Freeze plug Fell in

Quote: Originally Posted by Maverick2664
yeah, 1 or 2 is nothing to worry about... its when you have a pile in there that you start to have problems

we have an engine come in our shop a year or so ago that the guy wanted rebuilt, and when we took it apart, we found quite a few plugs in the block, as if the last time it was rebuilt they just pounded them in and put new ones in
I'm guilty of having one floating around in my motor.........but all of them......WOW!!!
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