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Old 05-19-2012, 12:25 PM
tuckdriver tuckdriver is offline
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Default replacing freeze plugs

i know them as soft plugs....

have one in the back of the motor, passenger side. was interested in knowing how i might get it out... screw something in and pop it out?
and how hard it might be to get one back in, there's not much space back there to work with. was hoping i didn't have to drop the motor.

was told about a new plug...just push it in and screw tight, it'll expand into place and seal. does anyone know about this, and does it work? any reviews out there?

thanks man.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:00 AM
1997D_RANGER 1997D_RANGER is offline
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What do they do?
Is there any benefit in swapping them?
if the risk is not worth the reward, you might want to have it done professionally!
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: replacing freeze plugs

More info on which engine you have also year of truck bla bla

Yes you can do the screwdriver punch method just don't punch it into the water passage
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: replacing freeze plugs

I've seen those screw type ones in person. The only thing I'd we worried about is the rubber getting bloated from the coolant and starting to decay. would work for a quick fix but i wouldnt count on it forever.
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