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Old 10-10-2015, 11:41 AM   #15
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big thanks for the pics. will check mine soon...
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TSM, many thanks for sharing your experience and pics. Never heard of a freeze plug failing from the outside in but what you shared makes sense. I'm going to check the ones I can see as a result of your post.
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Thanks for the pix. Not looking forward to a repair like this.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:26 PM   #18
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We had a similar problem caused by a curled paint chip holding dirt on a freeze plug. Ours was behind the exhaust manifold. The leak looked like a head gasket leak. We were glad it was the manifold that had to come off and not the head. Sadly getting the manifold off also resulted in 6 of 12 bolts breaking. We replaced all freeze plugs in that area, not just the rusted one.
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Thanks for the specifics on this, great info.
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Just curious, why you did not install a brass freeze plug?
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Just curious, why you did not install a brass freeze plug?
I ordered the replacement from Cummins to ensure a proper fit. It is smaller than a typical automotive plug.
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Part number or page location on the plugs? Thanks
Found the invoice. The Cummins part number for the expansion plug is 143066 for a grand total of $3.19.
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