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    Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    Hi all! Looks like a damn nice site here....

    I've found this site due to some problems I've been having with my truck this weekend.

    I started losing coolant like mad, and found that it's dripping on the driver side from teh area of the motor mount. I can see one freeze plug, but not another....how many are there on the sides of the block?

    I've bought new motor mounts.....a rubber one and a steel one...got both incase the situation doesn't permit re-installing the steel one without removing the engine....

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    two on each side.. just like the SBC. In fact, the 4.3 uses the same freeze plugs.
    I know how things go together & I'm not putting my 'Tab A' in your 'Slot B', dude..

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer Head View Post
    two on each side.. just like the SBC. In fact, the 4.3 uses the same freeze plugs.
    Would someone happen to have a pic of it? I need to know if one of them is directly above motor mount.....

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    Jason, isnt there also a block coolant drain plug on the side as well?
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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    If you're refering to a screw-in fitting or plug.. I don't believe so. Not to say there isn't but I have no knowledge of one. Anyone else know?
    I know how things go together & I'm not putting my 'Tab A' in your 'Slot B', dude..

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer Head View Post
    If you're refering to a screw-in fitting or plug.. I don't believe so. Not to say there isn't but I have no knowledge of one. Anyone else know?
    I hope so...I've tried finding images on google of the engine black for references, but can't find anything....

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    Alright, I found some pix of the freeze plug locations.. I drew some nice red arrows so you can tell w/out a doubt.
    I know how things go together & I'm not putting my 'Tab A' in your 'Slot B', dude..

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    "Sir, after the rebuild do you want the block basic black or chevy orange" (Bubba) "Let's go with powder puff blue" Hehehehe Holy ugly batman! On a side note, it looks like its a good time to do those motor mounts...since one plug is behind it on each side
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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    I don't remember where I found those pix. I forgot I even had them until this mornin.
    I know how things go together & I'm not putting my 'Tab A' in your 'Slot B', dude..

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    Re: Freeze plug locations on 4.3L?

    I was jus playin' hehehe But that has to be the biggest water pump pulley Ive ever seen! I think it goes on the crank. Can you say..overdrives
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