[Vwdiesel] Frost plugs - how to install?

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 8 07:54:20 EDT 2005

If I were to ever have one pop out, I would tap the hole and install a
threaded plug and call it done. On a cold start, the VW oil system can
easily generate over a 100# pressure. 

I've actually seen a few blocks this way already.


On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 22:26 -0400, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>   After Dave Barbieri had to tear his down a few miles after a rebuild, due 
> to an oil gallery plug popping out, I'd be likely to stake it a couple times. 
> You'd almost think it was Shalyn wouln't you?  ;-D  He does live a couple 
> hours from him, in TX though.  ;-)
>      Loren
> In a message dated 4/7/2005 6:41:12 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
> swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca writes:
> > I got some 14mm plugs for the oil galleries, and still need to get some of 
> > the big ones (36.6mm). I pounded the small ones in with a deep socket 
> > that fit just inside the plug, then wondered if I'd done it right... It 
> > seems fine, 
> > but should I have put anything on to seal it? Any special tricks to this? 
> > They 
> > are the convex, so there is no bump to pop in, as I've heard described on 
> > some plugs...
> > 
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