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Which freeze plugs are better on the 5m 7m 1j and 2j? Steel or Brass? OEM or not?

 

I've got a pin-hole cracked in one of my freezeplugs. whats the easiest way to remove this plug? i've heard about drilling a hole in it and yanking it out. I've tried JB Welding it, (sadly).

 

this is gonna be a DIY and i dont know how much shops will do this so i'd liike to try it out

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Punch/drill hole into the center, i like using my tiny 2lb slide hammer with an L bracket and tapping it out (this works most of the time for me), i have also used screw drivers to mangle the plug enough so i can get some visegrips or a clean strike with a punch. Once out make sure the block surface is clean. I bought an installed tool ages ago and the little drivers work... but a properly sized socket and a small hammer works just fine too. Top off coolant, remove airpocketss and double check for leaks.

 

I have no preference brass vs steel as i get whatever is avaliable, i do not like the expanding rubber plugs used in long term applications.

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use steel plugs.. there like that facory for a reason. brass and cast iron expand at different rates. brass works in aluminum cause they both expand fast.

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awesome. thanks everyone with your input. wish me luck. Toyota Fest this saturday, hopefully i have my cress finished by then. if not, for sure JCCS

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wtf really?

 

freeze plug threads?

 

whats next?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"what kind of air should i put in my tires?"

>>from a compressor.

>>>what kind of compressor should i use? hand pump, foot pump, bicycle pump? how long will it take with the bicycle pump? cause i need to spend as much time as possible posting shit threads on JZXP and cant dilly dally with this bicycle pump business.

>>>>i heard nitrogen is good to use in your tires...which kind of pump will pump nitrogen the best?

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fuhh-getta bout it...I just JB welded that ish. Imma just run this cress till it cant take it. Ugh. Someone spare me a JZ. just send it to my house its XXX Blah Ave.

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