[Vwdiesel] Correct way to remove frost plugs?

Shawn Wright 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.

Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
'82 Diesel Westy

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