Hi.. I’m Rena and this is my story... I have a 05 GMC K2500 with a newly rebuilt 6.6L that has now left me stranded on the freeway not once but twice.. it keeps blowing the same freeze plug.. any ideas?
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There was a few times during a particularly cold winter that I used 50/50 antifreeze and popped four freeze plugs in two vehicles.busted the block in a firebird I had. Anyway,I couldn't get the regular metal freeze plugs to work without leaking or coming out. I tried the rubber ones with the bolt and washers and never had a problem after that.WELCOME
I've only had a freeze plug actually work for freezing situation once..and that was with a 80's Dodge ram 100 with a 318 in it. I was madder than heck when I saw icicles hanging out from under my truck in the morning.. until I realized that's what saved my engine ... Guess it was dumb luck..lol.... I couldn't get the replacement ones to stay in, so I ended up getting these ones that were basically two pieces of metal with a big rubber piece between them. and they had a bolt that went through the whole thing ,so you slid it into the hole and tightened the bolt and it's squeezed the whole thing together and sealed the hole...
Thank You Rena for the up~date, let us know how the haul goes, aaaand, dont forget where We reside. LOLHi Guys... thank you all for your insight it Is appreciated.. ended up replacing the plug and re-enforced it with a bracket but I do like the Indian Head Shellac idea.. also realized the fan clutch wasn’t engaging so replaced that and replaced the radiator as the asshat before me filled it with stop leak.. she is running and sounds a lot healthier now and the test run with the toy hauler will happen soon.