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    Quote Originally Posted by brading View Post
    You should be able clean the thread a bit in the block if you get an old stud or a bit of threaded rod and with a cutting disc cut 3 or 4 slot length ways in it a bit like a tap. Then when screw it in hopefully some of the muck will end up in the slots and stay there when you screw it out.
    Yeah, I've done that to make home made thread chasers a few times.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    should have drain plug in the side of the block, pull these and you can drain down below the stud threads. I use Loctite 577, works well on taper NPT fitting also

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    Thanks to you all, Ive ordered some Loctite 577, and when I took out one stud, water flowed out freely.





    BUT
    I took out one drain plug in the side of the block




    (I think this is the drain plug, one each side)

    Nothing came out!
    Logically it should pour out of the lowest point, but while nothing came out of the drain hole, water was still up to the top of the stud hole!
    Drain plug other side doesn't want to come out.

    Good idea for cleaning out the threads, I'll have a go at that.
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    poke about in the drain plug hole - probably caked with rust inside and its sealed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    poke about in the drain plug hole - probably caked with rust inside and its sealed up.
    Just what I was thinking mark.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    poke about in the drain plug hole - probably caked with rust inside and its sealed up.
    Yup. you got it.
    Felt like solid metal but a good poke and the water ran out!
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    The other drain plug doesn't want to come out.
    Its a 1/4 allen key drain plug, tried putting more leverage on it, but now the allen key turns while the plug refuses to budge.

    Only thing i can think of to shift it is to weld the allen key to the drain plug, wont slip then, also heat from welding may make it more inclined to budge.

    Unless anyone out there has a better idea?
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    Just had a better idea, I'm gonna drill through drain plug and tap it so i can re-seal it with a bolt through the middle.
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    Better idea is to leave it be. Your next thread will be 'how do I fix a drilled out drain plug' lol.
    Block has drained enough to fix studs, so don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Better idea is to leave it be. Your next thread will be 'how do I fix a drilled out drain plug' lol.
    Block has drained enough to fix studs, so don't worry about it.
    ah, it had drained ok on the side the plug came out....
    So I drilled the plug and tapped it, plenty water came out this side so it needed doing,
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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