Originally Posted by kaw550
I took my engine out to replace a leaking freeze plug. I am not sure if I should just replace the plugs and reinstall or if I should open everything up and inspect or replace.
The engine ran fine. I found a tag showing it was remanufactured but I have no idea how long ago or how many miles have been put on it. The casting numbers show that is is a '68.
I have already resealed the intake, valve covers,oil pan and replaced the rear main seal.
Should I be looking at the bearing, chain and bores or should I just put it back in? I am not really looking to spend money but it is out....
What are the weak links in a 302?
As said, replace ALL the freeze plugs. I have seen freeze plugs that looked OK that were basically a paint layer away from leaking. Take an awl and poke on a few that weren't yet replaced and you'll probably see what I mean.
Other than that, I
would button it back up and reinstall it.