Mechanics

FREEZE PLUG--HOT TO INSTALL?

1997 Ford F-150

The freeze plug to the engine block, under the motor mount rusted and cracked. I removed it and put a new one in but after a 20 minute drive it popped out.
I need advice for how to put a new plug in and have it stay there. Like, forever.
Does it need adhesive to stay there, and if so what kind would be recommended for the job?
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Stuck in Portland
September 11, 2011.



It does not need adhesive, it just needs to be installed correctly. Look at the other plugs and see how far they are in, then when you put the new one in make sure it is in as far as the others.

Promechanic
Sep 11, 2011.
A coating of paint would be good.

KHLow2008
Sep 11, 2011.
CAN YOU GET ONE LIKE THIS TO WORK?

ENOUGH ROOM TO INSTALL IT?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Dorman-Freeze-Plug/_/N-8znl4?counter=0&filterByKeyWord=FREEZE+PLUGS&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=720375_0_0_

BASICALLY, IT'S A "SQUEEZE PLUG", I'VE SEEN 'EM STAY IN FOR OVER 10 YEARS.

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Sep 12, 2011.