[Vwdiesel] Correct way to remove frost plugs?
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Apr 1 20:57:47 EST 2005
On 1 Apr 2005 at 22:23, rod welch <rod.welch at kolumbus.fi> wrote:
> If you are talking about core plugs, then... I'm not sure if it's correct
> but it works... Very large screwdriver and a hammer...
Thanks to all who replied - it seems the big hammer approach on one side
(not top or bottom!) is safe. There is a lip on the casting on top & bottom to
prevent the plug going too far, so it will 'flip' nicely when tapped on one
side. Same goes for the little 14mm oil gallery plugs as I found out.
I had to do it the hard way on the first one - drill, pry, chisel, etc. to find out
there is a safety built into the casting. Smart thinking on VW's part... the
casting on the these blocks sure is nice - I've decided to have it tanked
tomorrow, so I can't wait to see it all cleaned up.
I'm going to get some green paint, either John Deere, or Cummins to paint
it with. No luck finding VW green anywhere.
'85 Jetta D
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
'82 Diesel Westy
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