repair freeze plugs?

Chris Burgess chris at
Sun Feb 8 09:59:08 PST 2009

You shouldn't reuse freeze plugs as they can deform.

And I've never heard of any track safe glycol based coolant. Its the glycol
that makes it hard to clean up and slippery as hell.


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Patrick Mullen <pmullen.lists at>wrote:

> > I think my motor just blew it's freeze plugs. we've had a spell of
> bone-chilling weather here in DC recently (10F) and now I've got a good
> amount of fluid all over the place.
> When my freeze plugs popped, it was a very clean affair.  If you
> consider coolant througout the motor clean.  The freeze plugs, at
> least the ones I popped, are at the top of the heads.  They can be
> pushed back in using an appropriately-sized socket as a punch.
> If you popped something on the outside, I don't know what it is and I
> can't help you, sorry.  :)
> ~Patrick
> --
> 2003 Triumph Sprint ST
> 2004 (race) / 2001 (street) Suzuki SV650
> 2000 Yamaha WR-400
> 1975 Harley FXE1200

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