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Old 12-24-2008, 02:20 PM
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I has been extra cold here. We have had several mornings in low single digits with highs in the teens. I finally got my Fuel Press Reg diaphram in the mail today. I thought that I would fix it and drive it to the family dinner the show everybody my toy. Upon the walk around inspection I saw a cap that was a matching blue of the motor. I pushed a freeze plug out. I checked the coolant when I bought a it was green and sweet but I guess it wasn't sweet enough. I hope I didn't get the block. The water level is pretty low below the hole so I don't know were it went. I am going to wait til after the holiday to pull the plugs and oil and see if enlarged my cooling system.

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In most cases I`ve seen if the freeze plug came out the block should be fine.
But I`ll also say, you got very lucky the freeze plug came out. Most of the time they don`t and a crack is present. The term "Freeze plug" Is somewhat misleading, as that`s not the real reason they are there, they are there as thats where the sand was poured out of the block when it was casted at the foundry. If your block cracked it should be present right below the deck of the block, check both sides carefully. But I`m thinking you came out okay.
Also did you mix water with your antifreeze? Straight antifreeze will freeze if it`s not mixed with water.
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thanks for the words of encouragement.

I didn't mess with the coolant. I bought it down by Houston this summer. When I bought it I checked it for cool. I was green tinted and farely rusty. I guess I should have got one of those coolant samplers that float the disc's to tell you the glycal consentration but I was lazy. lesson learned.
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In most cases I`ve seen if the freeze plug came out the block should be fine.

me too... ... but then again, sometimes I have heard of one cracking.
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