How to Change the Freeze Plug on a 4.3 L Vortec Engine?

Answer Freeze plugs are created when the 4.3-liter Vortec engine is cast. There has to be a way of letting the molten metal flow through the mold. The freeze plug, or freeze plug hole, is a remnant of the... Read More »

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How to Change the Freeze Plug on a Buick 3.8 Engine?

The Buick 3.8-liter engine is commonly found in GM mid-size and full-size sedans, including Pontiac and Oldsmobile models. The engine contains two freeze plugs, one one either side. They are locate... Read More »

How to Install a Freeze Plug in a Chevrolet 283 CID Engine?

The 283 CID engine, an old V-8 engine, has two freeze plugs on each side of the engine, and two in the back, between the transmission and the engine. Should the water or coolant in the engine freez... Read More »

How to Change a Freeze Plug by the Motor Mount?

Freeze plugs exist because of the manufacturer's casting holes left over from engine blocks and cylinder heads. They appear as circular holes in the outside of the head or block, and have metal pre... Read More »

How to Change Engine Freeze Plugs?

Suddenly you're wondering where all your coolant is going. You notice a wet spot under your car but it's not under the radiator or front of the engine. It's on one of the sides. You look at the sid... Read More »