Yep, putty from the outside will get pushed back out as there is pressure in the cooling system as the engine heats up and the coolant expands.
As far as pay, if you are doing it as a favor, a nice steak lunch will do. If you find yourself cussing anytime throughout the job then the pay goes up.
When you are done don't forget to top the antifreeze back off. Dry the freeze plug area real good so you can look for any leaking. Let the engine run long enough to get all the way up to full temp to pressurize the water jacket. The tightness of the freeze plug fit is what holds it in, not the sealant. The sealant is only for any slight irregularities in the block surface to make a good seal.
Sounds like you'll do just fine. I like mine medium rare.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 8:29 AM