Core plugs - material and installation

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Core plugs - material and installation

Postby Vertigo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:35 pm

The Silvertop in my AW11 developed a hole through one of the head core plugs (underneath cylinder #3 throttle body). Ive popped it out, but had such a bitch of a time trying to get the new one in, that i bent it out of shape. Have a new one now, but damn, space is super tight, angles are difficult.... any suggestions? Thinking either take the throttles off, or the cylinder head itself.

Also, what material should I be using? Steel, or brass? The previous one was steel, very magnetic.
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Re: Core plugs - material and installation

Postby Dell'Orto » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:38 pm

Remove a driveshaft and see if you can access it easier from underneath? Brass is better, doesn't corrode.
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Re: Core plugs - material and installation

Postby MAGN1T » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:46 pm

Use antifreze, then it won't rust out.
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Re: Core plugs - material and installation

Postby Vertigo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:05 pm

Quite, but this engine came from any number of cars previously, and I came with the car when I bought it last year.

Anyway, its replaced now. Gave up and had a workshop do it!
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