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Freeze Plug Install ????\'s
Lastnight i was under my truck and noticed that the freeze plug behind the starter was leaking pretty good. It has always leaked since i put the motor in (December), but it was only a little bit and that was while the coolant system was under pressure. Now it is dripping enough while it is setting to seriouly concern me, so i crawl under. Since I am going to rebuild a 350 for the old girl this fall i just wanted to patch the rusted area on the freeze plug with a little bit of stiff epoxy.
Well while cleaning the area up (with some carb and choke cleaner and a screwdriver) I punctured the rusted area with the screwdriver, duh [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. What a nice shower that gave me [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. Let me just say for those that have never had the pleasure of tasting anitfreeze, it is sweet [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
On to the serious part, I have to put a new freeze plug in tonight and some guidence and advice would be appreciated. I plan to put a thin coat of black permatex on the outer edge of the plug then drive it home with a socket and hammer. Does this sound about right?