[Vwdiesel] freeze plug stuck - installing block heater - tips?

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 02:43:38 EDT 2007

I had a hard time prying one out once.  It seems like
I used a slide hammer to get it out.  Took a couple
times  to get it out without the screwdriver popping
out of the plug, but it worked.


--- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

>   Generally a 2' long angled pry bar does the trick.
>  One that 
> has about an inch or so, a bend then the shaft.  Too
> big a hole 
> and it'll slip out.  You want the bend to sit
> against the block and 
> the tip to be within the hole.  Pry, sometimes
> pretty hard.  It should 
> lever sideways.  Then a pair of channel locks does
> the rest.  Grab 
> the edge of the plug with them and use the curved
> edge of the 
> jaw against the block to lever/roll the plug the
> rest of the way out.
>   Sometimes they pumch all the way in.  A little
> more challenging 
> to get out.  Doesn't sound like you have that
> problem though.
>      Loren
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