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freeze out plugs are metal plugs in the block and heads of your engine. they are are there if the coolant was mixed wrong with to much water and the vehicle freezes they will pop out allowing expansion of freezing liquid hopefully saving the engine


Part 2: You will see these called freeze plugs, casting plugs, welsh plugs and probably other terms. The holes they plug are part of the cylinder block casting process to allow molten steel/iron/aluminum to rapidly flow into the block casting mold. The fact that they will pop out if the coolant in the engine freezes can be serendipitous but in most cases the plugs go bad due to galvanic action: the steel plugs installed at the factory are dissimilar to the engine block metal and will start to corrode (rust) and will start leaking after a while. This is why most antifreeze manufacturers claim they have anti-corrosion protection; it is also why 99% of replacement plugs are brass. Three points to remember: 1) before replacing plugs do your research and find out EXACTLY how many plugs your engine has and where they are. 2) if you have to replace one plug, replace them all. 3) if you are rebuilding an engine it is cheap insurance to replace the plugs.
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Where are the freeze plugs on a 350 v8?

Actually the term freeze plug is a misnomer. They are casting plugs, and have nothing to do with protecting the engine from freezing. They are located on the side of the bloc

Where are the freeze plugs?

freeze plugs are located along both sides of block also at rear behind the flywheel.also have smaller freeze plugs in heads these plugs are used to fill holes that are left i

What is a better type of freeze plug?

The steel freeze plug is better than a brass freeze plug. This is  because the steel freeze plug can withstand high temperature from  the engine block. Moreover, the steel f

Where are Honda Passport freeze plugs?

The freeze plugs on a Honda Passport are located along the front of  the engine block. They allow for expansion in the event the coolant  freezes to prevent cracking.

Where is freeze plug on 85 rx7?

I believe your 85 probably puts you with a 13b under your hood. I cant say for certain the location is the same as the 12a, and I hope for everyones sake they saw their error

How do you replace a freeze plug on a corolla?

  Well, it's a transverse-mounted engine in a reasonably crowded engine bay, so expect some difficulty. You'd have to get the old one out completely(drain coolant first),

Can you run an engine with freeze plug out?

With the freeze plug out it will be impossible to keep water and coolant in the engine as it will all leak out through the freeze plug hole. The engine will over heat and self

What will happen if a freeze plug blows out?

The engine will leak out coolant/antifreeze from the freeze plug area. Freeze plugs can be replaced, it may take a lot of work to replace one but they are made to be replaceab