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Re: Freeze/core plug replacement

To: Phil Bates <>
Subject: Re: Freeze/core plug replacement
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 00:02:15 -0500
Phil Bates wrote:

> I had a leaking core plug.  I've since removed it, and have a 
> replacement plug available for it.  What is the best way to expand 
> these plugs.  This in in an MGA, and the engine is in the car - so I 
> have limited space for swinging a hammer.  I've heard that I should 
> use a socket to hit it, and one that is as close to the diameter of 
> the hole as possible so that I don't deform the plug - does that sound 
> right?/ 

First you want to seat it in the hole, all the way down, then you hit it in the 
center convexity, to seal it into the hole.

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