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Techical Discussions => Tech- - Engine => Topic started by: firedome on December 23, 2009, 01:28:03 PM

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: firedome on December 23, 2009, 01:28:03 PM
Best to go with steel, brass, or rubber expanding?  For longevity & no leaks.

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Leaburn Patey on December 23, 2009, 02:52:42 PM
Brass.

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 23, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
I could only get steel for my Stude, so I smeared the Teflon pipe dope (hardening kind) all over the backside of them before setting them (they were the shallow disc style)....they won't rust now  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: firedome on December 24, 2009, 03:58:46 AM
One guy here is big on the rubber expanding type, I'm not sure why - what are the + and -  of em? ?

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Steve on December 24, 2009, 04:39:04 AM
Rubber is quick repair or for I can't get in there without tearing the whole engine out.  They don't last forever, tend to leak and blow out.  The rubber deteriorates quickly
 
What's wrong with you guys???
 
Look how long those plugs have been in that engine.  40 years before they rotted out.  Why not just replace it with the original replacement and be done with it.  These will last even longer because you will have washed the sand out already.  Sheeesh
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 24, 2009, 04:41:47 AM
Ditto on what da big guy said.
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: firedome on December 24, 2009, 07:45:16 AM
So OE is steel, right?

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 24, 2009, 09:01:21 AM
yup

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 24, 2009, 09:20:17 AM
Is this the "men of few words" thread?
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 24, 2009, 09:27:15 AM
yup

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 24, 2009, 09:28:01 AM
'salright

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Leaburn Patey on December 24, 2009, 09:38:03 AM
no problem
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: firedome on December 24, 2009, 03:02:23 PM
EhYup... like to buy some Maple Syrup?... got a dead alien in the attic....

Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Steve on December 24, 2009, 03:08:18 PM
Nope. . .I have enough live ones walking around here
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 25, 2009, 04:04:38 AM
All mine are illeagal.
Title: Freeze Plugs
Post by: firedome on December 25, 2009, 03:20:35 PM
Someone's got to cut the lawn.