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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 07, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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How in the HELL do you get freeze plugs out?????????????????????????????

I know I can get them in okay......I just can't get them out!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 07, 07:40 PM
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I bang them on one side with a drift pin to get them to spin then grab it with a big pair of channel locks. sometimes they end up going all the way through with out spinning but no big deal you can still grab it with the channel locks and pull them out when that happens

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I typically don't mix hammers and screwdrivers but occasionally the 2 work together well... If you put an "old" straight blade screwdriver on the edge of the core plug and tap on it with a hammer it will turn the plug in the hole it's in... Should be easy to figure out from there...

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BFH and alot of cussn
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Re: How in the HELL do you get freeze plugs out?????????????????????????????

A gas wrench works really good too....

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drill, screw, slidehammer.

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Re: How in the HELL do you get freeze plugs out?????????????????????????????

Knock them thru and use a long-nose vise grips. Get a good hold and you can pull them out fairly easily, but you may have to bend them up pretty good.

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a big channel lock works the best.
knock them into the block with a hammer and a punch, then grab them backwards with the channel lock and "flip" them out using the lip around the hole as a fulcrum to pry them thru.
it's so easy, that you will verbally curse at yourself for not figuring it out.

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Process doesn't seem to have changed in the last 50 years or so.

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Fill the block with water and place outside...at least here in the northeast..next day they will be out.
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Fill the block with water and place outside...at least here in the northeast..next day they will be out.
That's actually pretty funny. I was also thinking about drilling through my cylinder walls and knocking them out with a punch......then welding the holes back up!!!
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It has been known using the hammwer and screw driver method to hit hard and go right thru and hit the cylinder wall by inexpecianced ppl...all forcew no care...
Using a drill bit 1st, no need to go all the way thru, just enough to make the wall thin, then use the hammer /screw driver method....with the screwdriver thru the hole, just off center the plug can then be flicked out.

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i`m all about the slide hammer meathod mentioned above...
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Re: How in the HELL do you get freeze plugs out?????????????????????????????

By the time you drill the hole for the slide hammer you could already have the plug out using channel locks. As mentioned tap the plug in and then gar it with either vise grips or channel locks, I like to use a small block of wood as a leverage point and out comes the plug. It is really VERY simple. You do not need to pound on them to get them out of the hole.

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