JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

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JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

Postby rick 48 cub » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:01 am

The frost plug saved the touch control! (Please do ask about my dumb mistake :oops: )

The plug is about the size of a quarter, made of mild steel, and was located in the top center of my touch control. I do not want to remove the gas tank and hood if I do not absolutely have to.

I am thinking I can clean up and straighten the plug and carefully clean the seating area on the touch control with some brake cleaner on a paper towel, press the plug into place as best I can using my hands, and then carefully seal all around the plug with JB weld.

See any problems with my repair or do you have any better ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

Postby bob in CT » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:27 am

Just put in a new plug. Set it in place and rap it with a hammer using large punch in the center and it will expand and seat.

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Re: JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

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Re: JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:27 am

To slightly rephrase what has already been said, by the time you finish all that messing around, you can take the tank off and do it right without knocking a bunch of contamination into the system. If you take your old plug to a decent parts store, they can probably match it up with a new one.

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Re: JB Weld the best option? TC top frost plug

Postby rick 48 cub » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:35 am

The new plug is on order - I did not know they were so easy to get!

Thanks for all of your help! It still amazes me how fast you folks respond with reliable advice. :{_}:

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