[Vwdiesel] Argh! freeze plug fell in block!
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sun Aug 14 10:08:33 EDT 2005
It's the one on the end of the block, which allows access to the rear int shaft bearing.
Although not a freeze plug, it is the same part# as the 3 used on the water jacket. It
is normally hidden behind the clutch & metal rock guard, and probably only replaced
if the int shaft bearings are replaced, as mine were. It dropped straight to the pan,
but the cast baffles in the Vanagon pan prevent me from getting it out. I might try
turning the engine on end & shaking it... since it is hanging from the hoist right now. I
found that Bowwow has a plug which measures 36.68mm, the ones I have are
stamped 36.5mm. I will try these tomorrow.
On 13 Aug 2005 at 14:28, Val Christian <val at mongobird.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't understand why the freeze
> plug is in an oilway? You sure it didn't fall down a waterway, and
> that a rare earth magnet expoyed to a coat hanger isn't the tool
> you need?
> Been there.
> > I went to tap in the freeze plug in the end of the block (access for int.
> > shaft) and it seemed too loose. So I tried to get it out, and it fell right
> > into the block! It is the same size plug I used on the 3 coolant holes on the
> > block, so I don't understand why it is so loose - EKTA says they are the same
> > size.
> > Any ideas? Should I just get the next size plug and try it? I guess I need to
> > pull the pan, unless I can work the plug out the oil tube hole (vanagon oil
> > pan).
> > Shawn Wright
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'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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