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I finally got around to changing my valve cover gasket ( Victor Reinz ). Thought I'd go ahead and try a freeze plug in the place of the dist plug. So far the results are very good.

I used the 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 size. I put a bit of oil on it, tapped in lightly with a dead blow, then I added a bit of lock tight then snugged it down.

A nut acting as a spacer keeps the charge pipe bracket off the plug by about 1mm.

I think this will work well for a long time. We will see how it goes over the next few heat cycles.



Remember, I just bought this car so it looks bad under here... For now
 

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So far so good. No problems or movement at all.
 

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Sorry, I don't like it.

I like to fix things the proper way.

For me , This would only be a temporary fix untill I could install the proper blanking plug.

It was a good idea tho :)
 

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Great.

I'm happy though. ;ol;
 

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Neat idea. Mine leaks but I can't be bothered to pull the cam cover again to fix it so have toyed with something like this. I presume it's 2 washers with a rubber gasket between them that expands when they are compressed with the nut and bolt in the middle?
 

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Neat idea. Mine leaks but I can't be bothered to pull the cam cover again to fix it so have toyed with something like this. I presume it's 2 washers with a rubber gasket between them that expands when they are compressed with the nut and bolt in the middle?
Yup.

I'm also working on finding a cover for it so it won't be unsightly.

 

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Update: The plug moved out that 1mm to the charge pipe mount, still dry.
 

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hi,there was an actual blanking plug on an ebay site-uk i think -recently.buy now price was about GBP30+shipping.if this does the job for a few dollars US or AU and the rubber is impervious to oil and/or petrol then it's a valid repair.there are plastic covers for furniture that would probably cover the nut and make it look better if you're wanting it to look more pleasing-me i wouldn't bother--it's doing the job!!!!!!!!!!!!! love that car.cheers
 
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