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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 07, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed freeze plugs......why are they wet around the edge?????

I just installed a set of soft plug about 3 days ago and I noticed that there was a slight bit of water around the edges. Is this normal??? Was I supposed to use a sealer??? Will they expand when it gets hot??? Thanks!!!........yikes~!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 07, 08:08 PM
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Re: Just installed freeze plugs......why are they wet around the edge?????

We always use a sealer .... good old Indian Head gasket shellac. Yours will probably stop after they build up some rust. You could run some block sealer or stop leak for a few days too, that should seal them up.

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Barr's leak pellets works well too.. Need something that will not solidify in the radiator .

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Re: Just installed freeze plugs......why are they wet around the edge?????

The engine is still on the stand and hasn't been fired. Do you think it would be smart to pull them out and put in new ones with sealer??? Thanks!
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Yup. It'll never be easier than it is right now.
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Re: Just installed freeze plugs......why are they wet around the edge?????

pull em out and install new ones.
ask the parts place for the sealer aswell.


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The engine is still on the stand and hasn't been fired. Do you think it would be smart to pull them out and put in new ones with sealer??? Thanks!
Did you fill the block on the stand to test or is this moisture from something else?

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Re: Just installed freeze plugs......why are they wet around the edge?????

No....it's left over water from the drain. I'm only doing a top-end job (different heads, rockers...ect). I have both new plugs and sealer in hand. Now it's off to the garage. Thanks guys!!
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