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    Default I have a water leak on one of the freeze plugs [Expired Topic]

    I have a water leak on one of the freeze plugs just above the engine support.
    Itís not possible to repair it without pulling the engine out, or is there any other way to do this?
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    If you can get to the freeze plug, it can be done without removing the engine, but if the support blocks it you may at least have to jack the engine up enough to gain access. Good luck. You might also try covering the leak with some J-B Weld. I have repaired a cracked block with it and it worked pretty good. If you try this, make sure the you have drained all of the coolant out of the block so the J-B Weld can cure properly without getting wet.
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    I had to pull the engine on my old 62 GMC because of lack of access when a freeze plug went out. Never thought about using JB weld for that, have used it on other projects though with a good result.

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    Here are some pictures of the hard work














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    Wow, were those pictures taken by NASA or some satellite! They're HUGE! I'm glad they're just links becuase they would double the size of the database!

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    Sorry Steve I will see if I can get them smaller.
    They are taken with my digital camera 5 mega pixels

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    Done

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    Hey, that's great. Are you keeping a photo record of what you're doing? I'll do a step-by-step how to change a bad freeze-plug article.

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    I know I'm going to regret asking but.

    Why didn't you just pull the motor? It looks like it would have been less work.

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    I gotta agree with 84fiero, looks like way more work than it had to be. at the most i would have unbolted the motor mounts and lifted the engine just enough to get to the offending plug, or maybe removed the exhaust manifold for access. pulling the engine does not require removal of the front clip, just the hood, unless you had no way of lifting the engine over the radiator support.

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