V6 (1994-2004) MustangsTechnical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters Sponsored by Optima Batteries
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I cant find it anywhere; what size freeze plugs does a carbed 3.8(essex) need? Just got an 86 notch w/ a 3.8 in it and the guy had all water in the coolant system, of course its all frozen now. Its getting a 5.0, but until then it would be nice to have it running. Thanks
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ok well i don't know where the freeze plugs are at, but i searched online and found that o'reilly auto parts has them for anywhere from $0.69 - $2.00 it may be worth heading up to your local auto parts store and asking them. freeze plugs are not a common thing that is changed most people probably don't even know what they are so i would think you may be waiting awhile for an answer on this forum...
already did, the computers dont tell which size. there are 3 different sizes, all very close to eachother. i know where they are supposed to be on the motor, i just need to know which size so i can put the right ones on. they were only .68 a piece, 3 different size, motor needs 2.
i did buy all 6. theyre pretty far up there and its hard to tell which is correct. did a test fitting and they all seem to kinda work. out of coolant so couldnt really check if they held coolant. either way it will be a complete pain in the *** to put them on, fill it up w/ coolant, and see if it holds pressure/coolant. not only that but i'll possibly have to fill it up w/ coolant 3 times. no one knows what size the freeze plugs are for a FI essex 3.8?
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