A slide hammer to remove the freeze plug on the underside of the intake manifold? Do you guys have any idea how constricted the space is behind the engine?
The slide hammer would have been my tool of choice fut I don't own one. Or just drill the center of the plug, screw in a self tapping screw, and use a claw hammer or ladyfinger to pull the plug out. In this case there was absolutely no room in there and the center of the plug was so rusted it couldn't hold a screw - I tried.
I got lucky in that I was able to reach in from below/behind and use a screwdriver to pry the plug out. The new one is 18mm, under 2 bucks retail, and was installed using several socket extensions and a hammer. Time will tell whether I got it in straight or cocked, and whether it will be snug enough to stay.
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 7:12 PM