[Vwdiesel] Tattle tail plug in head?

Kelly McMullen kellym at aviating.com
Mon Apr 18 22:21:44 EDT 2005

Hmm. Seems like proper anti-freeze mix has BP somewhere around 255-260 with
a 10 psi radiator cap.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Wright" <swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Tattle tail plug in head?

On 18 Apr 2005 at 20:27, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

>   Most of those tattle tales are a surface, glued on device and it'd be
> to the frost plug.  The center melts out sure, but there's still a freeze
> plug
> behind it.  :-)  If the head reaches 250F there's likely no coolant left
> there.

Ah... that's how it works... In that case, maybe I'll just pry it off now...
I don't plan on
ever going back to this shop, so I'd rather it wasn't there. Pics will
follow later, I'm
going ahead with it tonight... wish me luck!

Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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