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Question about Freeze plug

Posted by LTUDSM, Mar 16, 2010

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  1. LTUDSM

    LTUDSM Proven Member

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    I had a leak through the freeze plug,which is under the intake manifold. I bought a rubber one,that comes with the nut in a middle.So i put that one in and after couple days it started to leak again.... My question is: If ill put the metal (OEM) in there,will it stop the leak?? Is there any possibilities,that the hole,where the freeze plug goes can wear out???
     

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  2. deerhunter0881

    deerhunter0881 Proven Member

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    did you clean the hole out? scrape the edge with knife and wire brush too make sure there is nothing that could make it leak.
     

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  3. LTUDSM

    LTUDSM Proven Member

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    no i didn't ,i finger touch the hole,before inserting the rubber freeze plug,the edges around were smooth.... do i need to clean the edges really really good???
     

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  4. tallywacker

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    Yes you do
     

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  5. LTUDSM

    LTUDSM Proven Member

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    ok,thanks for the input.....
     

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  6. KYNDL7

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    I would replace that with a metal freeze plug, those expanding rubber plugs are more of a temporary plug.
     
  7. LTUDSM

    LTUDSM Proven Member

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    do i need to use any kind of sealant ,before tapping the freeze plug in??
     

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  8. boostd_mitsu

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    no you don't, just make sure you get it in evenly all the way around
     

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  9. SleepingTsi94

    SleepingTsi94 Proven Member

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    I use anaerobic sealant when I do them.


    LOCTITE® 510
    510 Gasket Eliminator is a single component, medium strength, anaerobic sealant with good heat resistance. The product cures at ambient temperature when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces

    It does not have to be Loctite brand should be able get it at any auto parts store.
     
  10. hondaslayer1

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    make shure it goes in even. i have one that was not even and i sealed it with hi temp rtv and it leaked. i had to pull the trans to fix it it was leaking on my clutch. also it was a pain in the to get it out. good luck.
     

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