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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:33 pm

Dave, all comes down to what works best for you on a rebuild. Told my rebuilders, DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO! I trust what you are doing.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by tranibob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:34 pm

Those 440T4 sure helped a lot of us get good at being patient trying to take them apart so that you don't wedge something in there and kiss the valve body goodbye. As much as I hated it at the time, it was a great way to get good at this. This is one of those things that practice makes perfect like the saying goes, the more you fight with getting those little plugs or sleeves out the better you get at it.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dhritsko » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:40 pm

I'm thinking of moving this to general as this is a good topic but not just related to GM now days .
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:50 pm

Rob you are right. Didn't have vb sitting on the shelve to replace when they came to the bench. All these vbs have a trick to free plugs and valves and all of us old timers have been through it before. All new builders will learn a way to play the game. We can give all are tricks, but they will find the best way for themselves. Hope are little tricks will help them along the way. Hate to say it but when I worked on alum vbs, I found the best lube was 80/90 gear lube, THE OLD SCHOOL 80/90, not todays 80/90 lube.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by tranibob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:53 pm

Definitely not related to only GM Dave, I agree it is probably best to move it to genearal
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dhritsko » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:53 pm

still remember the smell like it was yesterday
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:58 pm

80/90 has been my lube for all, second to the smell of diesel first thing in the morning!!! LOL Thanks Barry
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Re: Plugs

Post by jb.stp » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:17 am

Use a long flat head screw driver and push it out threw the manual valve bore. Taking the manual valve out first of course.

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Re: Plugs

Post by tranibob » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:03 pm

Good to see we can now access this thread, it was a good one with lots of good sharing of ideas and ways of doing things.
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