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Freeze plugs

I am having issues popping out freeze plugs. Installed brand new Cummins freeze plugs. Hammered them in there just over flush. Broke the cam in, 2k for 20 min... Fine, no big deal. Idled for a little bit no big deal. Reved it up and it popped out the middle plug on the passenger side. ... Reckon I did not have it set in all the way. Made 2 attempts with the rubber deals that did not work. Finally said F' it and pulled the bottom turbo off and hammered a new Cummins plug in there. Just to be safe I put some right stuff on it. Good to go. Drove to the gas station, filled up the tank. Sure enough... It popped out the rear passenger side plug now. What gives. This is a fresh rebuild. Not sure what would cause this to happen. Any ideas are fully appreciated.

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JB weld. Make sure your not using a socket that just fits inside the plug, will distort the plug. 3/8" punch and JB weld should hold about anything.

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Buy the billet freeze plugs. Hate to say it that way. But it's the only way to fix the problem for good.

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D&J updated freeze plugs are very nice.
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I just bought the billet freeze plugs, but I do not want to fix the symptom. I want to fix the problem. Is this a sign of an underlying problem, or is this just a case of incorrectly installed plugs and more pressure than usual due to higher rpms?

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Cooling system pressure does rise as rpms go higher. That is why people tap and plug the head when they plan to spin over 3200rpms. But if you are still spinning stock rpms. You are either installing them wrong, or the block has been damaged somehow.

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Install a diy coolant bypass also. Use the aquatrol valve set at 45 psi.

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Install a diy coolant bypass also. Use the aquatrol valve set at 45 psi.
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Normally having a plug that keeps popping out is a bit of rust in the hole or some imperfection thats creating an issue with it seating in there nice.

I have a fleece bypass and like it.

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Normally having a plug that keeps popping out is a bit of rust in the hole or some imperfection thats creating an issue with it seating in there nice.

I have a fleece bypass and like it.
You mean in the back of the block? I sldo have the fleece bypass kit. I thought that was more for cooling the rear 2 cylinders than anything else tho

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Hi as whats been said above maybe installed incorrect or rust/damage to the block, i would install a pressure gauge in the cooling system pipe plugs and see if something else is going on. Popping a frost plug from just reving it up and a short drive to the store, i am wondering if it has very high pressure for some reason?

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