[Vwdiesel] Correct way to remove frost plugs?
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 -
> the centre and trying to pry out, which took a lot
> of fiddling and
> 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
> 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.
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