[Vwdiesel] Correct way to remove frost plugs?

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 1 11:28:30 EST 2005

Is there any good way to get one out with the engine
in the car?  

It seems like there isn't much room back there.  I've
thought about putting a heater in my Corrado's block,
since I enjoyed the instant-on heat in my diesel so


--- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> Title says it - I think I have determined at least
> one *incorrect* way - 
> drilling 
> the centre and trying to pry out, which took a lot
> of fiddling and 
> chiselling. 
> I'm guessing drilling, then insert a threaded bolt
> &pulling somehow would 
> work better? How about the little oil gallery plugs
> (about 12-14mm in size at 
> each end) - or should I leave these for the shop to
> do?
>   I always chiseled a slot into it then use a big
> screwdriver or angle ended 
> pry bar to pry them out.  Once it's part way out,
> channel locks work 
> great using the "heel" of them to lever it out. 
>   It's a good idea to do the oil plugs but then
> they're dificult to find 
> replacements for and get them to stay in properly
> too.  Dave Barbieri 
> formerly of this list, had a shop installed one pop
> out and had to tear 
> things down to find the problem, clean it up and
> reinstall and stake.
>      Loren
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