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Dayco
1988 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Dayco

P311-55C0518    DP823  New

Qty:
  • Interference Engine
Brand: Dayco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1988 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Airtex
1985 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 2.4L Airtex

P311-17EEB96    AW9071  New

Qty:
$34.56
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • Engine Water Pump
  • This pump is driven off the timing belt. Timing belt should be replaced with the pump.
  • The Airtex New Water Pump features all new, original equipment-quality components for proper fit and long-life performance. Each pump includes heavy-duty unitized bearings, pressed-on hubs, precision machined housings, unitized seals and optimal impeller clearance, plus all new water pumps are 100% factory tested to assure the highest quality product. Each unit is built to meet or exceed all Original Equipment specifications and is validated for fit, form, and function. Also, application specific design to ensure a perfect fit and correct operation for unsurpassed quality that you can trust.
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1985 - Volvo 760 L 6 Cyl 2.4L - 2377
Airtex
1990 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Airtex

P311-54D2439    AW9068  New

Qty:
$30.66
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • Engine Water Pump
  • The Airtex New Water Pump features all new, original equipment-quality components for proper fit and long-life performance. Each pump includes heavy-duty unitized bearings, pressed-on hubs, precision machined housings, unitized seals and optimal impeller clearance, plus all new water pumps are 100% factory tested to assure the highest quality product. Each unit is built to meet or exceed all Original Equipment specifications and is validated for fit, form, and function. Also, application specific design to ensure a perfect fit and correct operation for unsurpassed quality that you can trust.
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1990 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Airtex
1984 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Airtex

P311-3D591F1    AW9049  New

Qty:
$25.55
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • Engine Water Pump
  • The Airtex New Water Pump features all new, original equipment-quality components for proper fit and long-life performance. Each pump includes heavy-duty unitized bearings, pressed-on hubs, precision machined housings, unitized seals and optimal impeller clearance, plus all new water pumps are 100% factory tested to assure the highest quality product. Each unit is built to meet or exceed all Original Equipment specifications and is validated for fit, form, and function. Also, application specific design to ensure a perfect fit and correct operation for unsurpassed quality that you can trust.
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Beck Arnley
1990 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Beck Arnley

P311-5E29416    131-2012  New

Qty:
$53.81
Beck Arnley Engine Water Pump
  • WATER PUMP
  • Metal Impeller
  • Beck/Arnley parts meet foreign nameplate OE specifications for form, fit and function. Our product specialists work with a network of global sourcing partners so you can install the right part with confidence.
Brand: Beck Arnley
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine Designation Block Engine CID CC
1990 - Volvo 760 B230FT L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Cardone
1985 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Cardone - New Water Pump

P311-27F4AA3    55-83118  New

13263421 , 271975 , 271275 , 1326342 , 2719755 , 2712750

Qty:
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Hub Height (in): 5.16
    • Hub Height (mm): 131.06
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: New
    • Rotation: Bi-directional
  • Building on decades of experience using reverse engineering to remanufacture automotive pumps, CARDONE engineers have meticulously designed our CARDONE® New Water Pumps to match O.E. performance. Each unit is 100% leak and hub-pull tested to ensure reliability. Supplied with O.E.-grade unitized seals, CARDONE New Water Pumps provide O.E. performance you can rely on.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1985 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Cardone
1984 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Cardone - New Water Pump

P311-0675431    55-83114  New

275619 , 2756195

Qty:
$34.44
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Hub Height (in): 5.16
    • Hub Height (mm): 130.94
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: New
    • Rotation: Counter-clockwise
  • Building on decades of experience using reverse engineering to remanufacture automotive pumps, CARDONE engineers have meticulously designed our CARDONE® New Water Pumps to match O.E. performance. Each unit is 100% leak and hub-pull tested to ensure reliability. Supplied with O.E.-grade unitized seals, CARDONE New Water Pumps provide O.E. performance you can rely on.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Cardone
1983 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 2.8L Cardone - New Water Pump

P311-10B1B5E    55-83126  New

1269299 , 1269874 , 12692992 , 12698742

Qty:
$66.35
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Hub Height (in): 4.48
    • Hub Height (mm): 113.67
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: New
    • Rotation: Bi-directional
  • Building on decades of experience using reverse engineering to remanufacture automotive pumps, CARDONE engineers have meticulously designed our CARDONE® New Water Pumps to match O.E. performance. Each unit is 100% leak and hub-pull tested to ensure reliability. Supplied with O.E.-grade unitized seals, CARDONE New Water Pumps provide O.E. performance you can rely on.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1983 - Volvo 760 V 6 Cyl 2.8L - 2849
Cardone
1985 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Cardone - Reman. Water Pump

P311-131D522    57-1238  Remanufactured

1326342 , 13263421 , 271975 , 271275 , 2712750 , 2719755

Qty:
$1.80 $28.03
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • Remanufactured Water Pump
  • Reman. Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Casting Number: Volvo 3547559/3340
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Hub Height (in): 5.16
    • Hub Height (mm): 130.96
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: Remanufactured
    • Rotation: Bi-directional
  • CARDONE® Remanufactured Water Pumps are re-engineered, built and tested to match O.E. performance. Each unit features new, O.E.-supplied unitized seals and application-specific bearings to ensure long-lasting, trouble-free product life. With 100% leak and hub-pull testing, CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps provide peace of mind for the long haul.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1985 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Gates
1985 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Gates - Water Pump (Standard)

P311-5E14429    42309  New

CP9068 , 50964 , 942309 , 7065X , 55-9068 , 237031 , 3547559 , PC689 , 42309 , P-2315 , 2718302 , 270559 , PWP708 , 18-383 , US9068 , 1326343 , T4129 , 2719755 , 252-147 , 13263421 , 97078 , 190-1040 , 1378809 , 20522 , 131-2012 , 5583118 , 2-708 , PC708 , 1326342 , 51-1921 , BWP-708 , FP2006 , 2712750 , WP-708 , AW9068

Qty:
$30.00
Gates Engine Water Pump
  • Water Pump (Standard)
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Water Pump, Gasket, 2 Rubber Seal Rings
    • Drive Style: Accessory Belt
    • Housing: Cast Aluminum
    • Impeller Material: Cast Iron
    • Rotation of Impeller: Standard
Brand: Gates
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type Block Engine CID CC
1985 - Volvo 760 GAS L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Gates
1984 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Gates - Water Pump (Standard)

P311-5289B15    42272  New

97052 , WP-620 , 251-429 , 18-198 , PWP620 , 190-1030 , 252-639 , 131-1281 , 237021 , PC620 , FP1579 , 942272 , PC570 , 2706810 , US9049 , 463425 , 5583114 , 42272 , 51-1905 , 571084 , T4088 , BWP-620 , CP9049 , 2-620 , 2756195 , AW9049 , P-2112 , 463426 , 55-9049 , 50842

Qty:
$28.91
Gates Engine Water Pump
  • Water Pump (Standard)
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Water Pump, Gasket, 4 Bolts, 2 Nuts, 2 Plain Washers, 4 Waved Spring Washers, Rubber Seal Ring
    • Drive Style: Accessory Belt
    • Housing: Cast Aluminum
    • Impeller Material: Stamped Steel
    • Rotation of Impeller: Standard
Brand: Gates
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 GAS L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
GMB
1986 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 2.8L GMB

P311-2C58D8A    190-1050  New

PA514 , 2326870 , CWP819 , 1312043 , U312770 , 2282053 , 87674568104 , 2809308 , 706326 , 8271 , WP4212 , 9525 , 1690526 , 337032 , WP83 , 1269874 , 51387 , 12692992 , FP1921 , 7021100 , N901050 , CP9148 , 18384 , W6326 , 1269874JP , WP4245 , 7401269 , 98105 , 711798 , HYT37032C , WP2462 , 3016209 , T4115 , 12698742 , 43296 , P2398 , 615050 , ELGWP9148 , 5583126 , 8270 , 1145 , 5703399 , 1529198 , 3819 , WP4246 , 511971 , 571233 , 252148 , WP9148 , US9148 , 1901050 , AW9148 , P1433 , NP1433 , NP019148 , PC876 , PA0355 , GWVO05A , 160066945

Qty:
$63.91
GMB Engine Water Pump
Brand: GMB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1986 - Volvo 760 V 6 Cyl 2.8L - 2849
GMB
1989 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L GMB

P311-1D1C351    190-1040  New

237031 , W6325 , 2718302 , 2712750 , WH6047 , 1326343 , 2282057 , 2705598 , 1141 , PA437 , PA0285 , 2719750 , 2809309 , 2326505 , NP019068 , 271830R , 2708 , 18383 , 706325 , 1312012 , WP66 , 3016210 , 2718300 , 1326342 , 3547559 , W6340 , 271830 , WP4909 , 1463146 , 97078 , 87674653800 , 10911 , QAW9068 , 42309 , HYT37031C , PC689 , 271275 , PA473 , ELGWP9068 , 13263421 , U312762 , AW9068 , CP9068 , T4129 , P2315 , 38068 , 5583118 , 571238 , 9523 , 703973 , 1378809 , 511921 , 270559 , 50964 , 160066941 , FP2006 , GWVO04A , 7021110 , 2719755 , 271975 , B2315 , 1901040 , US9068 , WP2112A , P1381 , 706340 , 228A922 , BWP708 , 8269 , 711797 , 52283 , 252147 , 1529204 , 5702855 , NP1381 , WP9068

Qty:
$30.72
GMB Engine Water Pump
Brand: GMB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1989 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Metrix
1983 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 2.8L Metrix

P311-2621042    W0133-1619808  New

Qty:
$67.13
Metrix Engine Water Pump
Brand: Metrix
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1983 - Volvo 760 V 6 Cyl 2.8L - 2849
GMB
1984 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L GMB

P311-0AC8095    W0133-1903945  New

Qty:
$36.12
Brand: GMB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Graf
1984 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L Graf - with Bolts, Seals, Gasket

P311-160CB7A    W0133-1903945  New

Qty:
$72.14
Graf Engine Water Pump
  • with Bolts, Seals, Gasket
Brand: Graf
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
GMB
1990 Volvo 760 Engine Water Pump 4 Cyl 2.3L GMB

P311-4511179    W0133-1903847  New

Qty:
$40.80
Brand: GMB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1990 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316

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1983 Volvo 760 GLE 6 cyl (B28F) - size and location of freeze plugs

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Question From Guest on 1983 Volvo 760 GLE 6 cyl (B28F) - size and location of freeze plugs

Help! I have a 1983 Volvo 760 GLE (6 cyl B28F) that is leaking water terribly. It is not the water pump, radiator or hoses. It seems to be the freeze plugs but I cannot find any information about them for this engine model. Does anyone know what size they are and where they are located (esp. on the passenger side)? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks! Janine

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Freeze/core/frost plugs - all three names used are somewhat generic for engines of all sorts. They are plugs punched in when completing the manufacture of the assorted areas of the block of the engine and heads as well. There can be quite a few and some may require major parts removed to get access or entire engine removed to do them all!

A generic pic below show left to right, one active leak, one already out and one still and and not an issue yet in the pic which is generic - not Volvo specific. When and if you find one or more you can just ask at a parts place or match up by size. There would likely be two or more sized used depending on where they are.



You should pressure test the cooling system and do everything possible to see what is actively leaking before jumping to any conclusions on whether it's these or not. A couple might be completely out of sight and quite difficult to be certain without some real work.

They do make assorted rubber and metal ones that can be screwed with a bolt/nut in tough location some with the old rusted one still in place.


That's one example of an expanding rubber one. It's a hack fix but if one is bad others are likely to come along and leak as well meaning doing them all would be a suggestion. At the age and other considerations you decide on the approach.

These parts are just round plugs and I couldn't find a diagram showing where every one was located on this or any engines in one nice pic. They range from a buck to a few bucks each and the temp fix ones are more. Dorman once made the best crank in copper patch plug that I knew of looking like this when all apart and they were all metal and as said can sometimes size up the right one and go inside the bad one while still in place,



T

Response From Guest Top Rated Answer

Thanks Tom! You mentioned that you did see some of the plugs on pictures of the engine. Was that an engine like mine? If so, can you possibly share them with me? If I could just see one or two of them on an engine like mine, it might help.

By the way, I love the picture!

Thanks again!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I'm just searching "Images" and can't target your exact engine as a variety show up. They aren't exactly great conversation at a cocktail party for most folks - laugh!

Here's some more that may show you how typical they are no matter what the make....


That won't be a happy Jag owner!


That's some in line (straight six) or one side of a V12 with brass ones shown!


That show a V8 just the block and the silver dollar like thing
to the right under the bore of a cylinder is a freeze plug.


That's one new and brass coated at least. They are available in junk
steel thru brass or a mix of metals depending on spec for engine.


That shows one of those rubber ones. As you tighten that nut
the rubber expands and seals the hole.


There's a neat assortment. Some aren't like a pan but rather a
humped up disc that when pounded stretches to grab tight.


Those are threaded in ones for the really
"anal retentive" engine owner. May be factory on some
but I haven't seen or noticed any.


That's a heater that would be installed where a freeze
plug was and when power is added with a house current
power and plug would heat the coolant for cold weather
vehicles that need some help to start or owner's who
just want their engine warm sooner.

~~~~~~~~~~~

The name "freeze plug" is not really accurate as people think they are there to
protect your engine in case of freezing solid with ice. That was true for some (like pre WWII) and
some will pop out if frozen but the real reason is a hole needed to make
the casting of the part when new. They could pop out from freezing and still crack the engine!
The better but unused name for them
is "core plug" and they are used in assorted casted parts - automotive or
otherwise. Cast parts are poured into sand as in "Cast Iron" and the holes
are needed to blow the sand out, seal them up and finish the machine work
on a raw cast part.

~~~~~~~

In automotive engines the most common reason they fail is rusting from the inside.
That can somewhat be blamed on neglect of changing antifreeze with new and the
anti corrosive additives in the new coolant. Some are so damn cheap they'll fail
anyway and some will rust from the outside if the engine isn't greasy enough
to prevent rust! Imagine wanting your engine to be oily or greasy but for the most
part it helps prevent rust on parts!

That was lots more than you probably wanted to know about the little suckers
but what the hey - somebody has to tell the world what they are. They can be
behind or back side of an engine and covered up by the transmission bell housing
requiring removal of the trans to get an old one out or to even take a peek at them.

That really stinks for a dollar part it's tons of work. They aren't always so easy to
remove either. You need to punch at them till cockeyed such that you can grab
them with whatever to remove then clean up the machined hole so it will seal
with a replacement. You about never do these things twice in the life of an engine,

These fun facts to know and tell, 'amuse your friends and appall your neighbors'
are brought to you by the volunteer staff here at.....


Just kidding - it's "dress down Friday" here too,

T