Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Veteran Member whodat526's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,529
    Location
    deridder louisiana
    Tractor
    fords

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    i always use a 5/8 bolt and a pipe wrench to remove the plugs

  2. #12
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    14
    Location
    Eads, TN
    Tractor
    Ford 2000 3 Cyl Diesel

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    I tried removing it yesterday with a 3/4" drive socket, a 3/4" strong arm and a 4 foot long cheater pipe but could not budge it. So will give up for now and just use the lower radiator hose heater once the correct size one arrives later this week 1-1/2". Have not tried to put the coolant back in yet since I already cut the radiator hose. The 1-3/4" one proved to be too big.
    Will not know until then if the core plug is leaking. If it does I will take more drastic measures to get it out.
    Any suggestions?

  3. #13
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,321
    Location
    Central NH
    Tractor
    John Deere 4300

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    I doubt if you damaged anything by beating on it. You could try an impact wrench if you have room get on to it, or maybe some heat with a torch around the outside of the plug.

  4. #14
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    49,059
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    IF it leaks.. I'd use the impact wrench idea.. however most of these plugs are virtually one with the block after being CI on CI in water for 40ys..

  5. #15
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    14
    Location
    Eads, TN
    Tractor
    Ford 2000 3 Cyl Diesel

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    Got the coolant back in it and the engine up to temperature and no leak so far from the core plug so I think I am good to go. Won't try that again.

  6. #16
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    49,059
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: 3 cylinder diesel freeze plug removal

    good to go!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Block Heater Install/freeze plug removal notes
    By ksshooter in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-14-2011, 08:07 AM
  2. Freeze plug or core plug, need advice, Ford 1700
    By rayikeo2 in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 05:08 PM
  3. Freeze Plug Blues
    By mostly_gas in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 04:17 PM
  4. Freeze Plug????
    By kmosabe in forum Yanmar
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-19-2006, 08:17 PM
  5. Freeze plug Removal?
    By rja in forum Customization
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-30-2001, 09:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.