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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:40 pm 
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its time to do the welsh plug in the back of the block i have been noticing a coolant leek geting worse :x just wanting to know if some of u have done a couple of these and have any hints and tips to go about it.


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 Post subject: Re: welsh plugs
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Just make sure it is actually the welch plugs leaking. I bought a set to fit too mum's eb only to discover the exhaust manifold was obscuring my view and what I really had was a leaking head gasket.

I think it will be an engine out job if it is definately the rear welch plug.

 

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 Post subject: Re: welsh plugs
Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:08 pm 
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To do the rear welsh plug, take out the box ( man or auto), flywheel/flexplate, and the shim plate, you are there.
Just make sure it isn't the very back of the head gasket, there are 2 water jackets/slots there.

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:30 pm 
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While you're at it, replace the rear main bearing seal.

 

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 Post subject: Re: welsh plugs
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:40 pm 
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thanks 4 the tips :)
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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:51 pm 
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Hi, is it neccesary to use any sealant when fitting new welsh plugs? i will be replacing the rear plug also and dont want to do it twice.

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Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:39 pm 
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All i used was abit of that dynagrip chocolate brown gasket glue stuff around the welsh plug and make sure your replacing it with a brass welsh plug. hopefully wont be doing it for a while. :roll:
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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:55 am 
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i froze mine over night helped to get it in there.....

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:21 pm 
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Green Eyed Monster. wrote:
Hi, is it neccesary to use any sealant when fitting new welsh plugs? i will be replacing the rear plug also and dont want to do it twice.

thanks.


I've heard a few people recommend Loctite when refitting them.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:51 pm 
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think of the poor fu*k who has to do em next. :)
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Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:31 pm 
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If the plugs are brass (or if they make them... stainless steel), you'd probably end up selling or wrecking the car before having to replace them again. I reckon a hammer and drift would still remove them OK.

 

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