184 Radiator Drain Plug

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184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby rednax » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:09 am

The radiator drain plug on my 184 is slightly rounded and the space is too tight to get a pipe wrench in. Any suggestions? Thanks. :help:
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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby Eugene » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:26 am

If you are draining the cooling system, -- remove the coolant manifold on the lower right side of the block. Two bolts.
You will need to make another gasket.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:43 am

You can also file the flats down to the next size pipe plug socket... I've done that on a couple.
https://www.jbtools.com/grey-pneumatic-1211p-3-8-drive-11-pc-pipe-plug-socket-set/?gclid=CjwKCAiA17P9BRB2EiwAMvwNyD8FMggf9QR10OLMz9yP4wMSJSLmG2HfaKKuzhxUWBiDu8mshz8tUxoCivgQAvD_BwE
Then replace with a new plug.
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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby rednax » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:50 am

Thanks, I'll try to file the plug down first, then remove the manifold if it doesn't work.
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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby rednax » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:13 pm

I took the coolant manifold off the engine and heated the metal around the plug and it came right out.
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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby tucker86 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:03 pm

rednax wrote:The radiator drain plug on my 184 is slightly rounded and the space is too tight to get a pipe wrench in. Any suggestions? Thanks. :help:

My 184 has a stuck drain plug too. I just pulled the lower hose off on mine to drain the coolant.
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Re: 184 Radiator Drain Plug

Postby Gabe184 » Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:21 am

I'd make one of the following investments: a 3/8 square socket, a hex head (internal or external) pipe plug, or the pipe plug offered by J&D productions. The latter has a thick cast head on it akin to a wing nut, so a small adjustable is all that is needed to synch up or loosen it. I got it for the hell of it with some other parts since the square on mine was shot and I love it.


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