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    How come when a core plug decides to leak, it's always the one above the starter???? I mean there are five others that could have been a little easier to get at!!!!
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    Its the innate obstinacy of inanimate objects.

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    • #3
      Doesnt really matter. If one goes you should replace them all. And while you are in there flush everything. Going through the same thing on the T-cab now (center right side one popped). New plugs arrived today!! Steve
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      • #4
        I think the rear ones tend to go first for some reason, not sure why. They're the ones you should knock out anyway to clean out the block; you might as well pull the starter and flush some water through it while you're at it.

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        • #5
          rear ones tend to go first, because there is more "crud" back there!

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          • #6
            There is a pipe plug type thingy on the same boss area as the rearmost freeze plug on the right side of my engine. Is it a drain for the block that should also come out for cleaning or something else (like maybe an access to the oil galley for a mechanical guage)? My block wasnt too bad as someone has replaced several freeze plugs over the years and presumably cleaned everything while they were there. Thanks, Steve
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            • #7
              pipe plug

              The pipe plug is a drain for the block anti-freeze. I put a petcock on mine to facilitate flushing the cooling system.
              My engine was totally gone through not that long ago and was completely cleaned. I think(it looks like) that the core plug isn't in far enough.....it's not flush like the others.
              I shoulda, woulda,coulda done them my self, but was part of the machine shop services.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                The pipe plug is a drain for the block anti-freeze. I put a petcock on mine to facilitate flushing the cooling system.
                My engine was totally gone through not that long ago and was completely cleaned. I think(it looks like) that the core plug isn't in far enough.....it's not flush like the others.
                I shoulda, woulda,coulda done them my self, but was part of the machine shop services.

                Thanks for the info. Make sure the machine shop used the correct plugs. Mine has 3 different metal ones and a rubber one in it. I think the one that gave up had been replaced with one that was too small. The one opposite it was slightly smaller in diameter and otherwise the truck had a mixture of shallow and deep plugs in the other holes. It was a farm truck before I bought it and I guess they used what was onhand when they replaced them. My local FLAPS had a mixture of the deeper ones and the rubber ones but not enough of either and no brass so I ordered all 6 in brass from SI. Dont remember exactly how much they were (I ordered other stuff also) but not a budget breaker. I got all of the old ones out today and got everything pretty well rinsed out between rainstorms. Hopefully I will be able to get them back in tommorrow morning. Good Luck with yours, Steve
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tom B View Post
                  Its the innate obstinacy of inanimate objects.
                  True that, but I betcha can't say it three times fast.

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