stuck freeze plug.. plug did not flip

shurur

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ok freeze plug did not flip with the screwdriver/pliers method of removal.
instead it it just went in deeper.

it is on the top intake rests, where the HCM goes; so at least it will not get lost in the channels.

idea 1:
slice the center open with a sharp wood chisel and then pry it out with a bf screwdriver.

idea 2:
drill center hole and use phillips or long lag bolt to pry it out.

any other ideas based on successful removal are appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

01yellercobra

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I was going to suggest idea 2. I've seen people do that and use a slide hammer to pull it out.
 

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ok thanks all.

I ended up drilling a hole in the center and then angling a chisel to make a slot.
I then lodged a bigger chisel in the slot and waggled it out.

The entire plug was moved and unstuck from my first effort.

I used a magnet to get most of the filings and will vac it out tomorrow.

MY MISTAKE:
The first mistake I made was to tap the plug toward the back lip and not the front lip.
The back lip channels were too shallow and left no room for the freeze plug to flip out or rotate.
Live and learn.

Thanks again!!
 

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