Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pampa TX
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I blew mine about 5 months ago. I had just got the TNT software that raised the rpm's a little bit. I was trying to get my tune--fine tuned by doing several WOT runs north of town.
After much research, the concensus is the warmer than normal engine--from the 8-10 WOT runs and the higher rpm's causing more coolant pressure in the block pushes the freeze plug out.
I found a replacement plate from Enterprize Engine Performance to plug the hole. It is a billet aluminum plate with 3 holes that match holes on the back of the block to attach it.It has a machined plug with an o-ring to plug the hole. I had to remove the right front tire and the inner fender liner to be able to get to the bolts. But I was able to install it without dropping the tranny.
It cost about $45 before shipping. It wasn't easy to get installed, but at least I didn't have to pull the tranny.
2014 QC Laramie
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