Sounds like a long and interesting conversation... on a job you have yet to begin... looks to be 10 "plugs" in all... 6 block & 4 head sized for your engine: Yes accessable... but pretty difficult
KIA 1996 SPORTAGE 2.0L L4 DOHC Expansion Plug / Set.
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Freeze, Fost and Expansion plugs although popularly know by such names are merely SOFT or CASTING plugs...(holes that are used to clean out the "CASTING MATERIAL
" from the manufacturing process.
They were never intended to be any kind of CLEVER pressure release for DARING & COURAGEOUS in our midst... who REFUSE to use anti-freeze. There is absolutely no GUARANTEE
the block HAS NOT BEEN CRACKED or RUINED by freezing.
forced out the plug(s)... you MIGHT get by...
replacing one but if they are corroded
... they tend to all corrode... Corrosion and electrolysis are not indiscriminate... They will destroy everything. Yet another TRAVESTY that could have been prevented with fresh, clean anti-freeze
Pulling the engine
is the most efficient way to do that
For the world of folks that WANT
to try to get by... there are rubber
plugs that can be used in lieu of the proper CASTING PLUGS.
Check out the plug removal tool... and the BOLT TIGHTENING RUBBER PLUGS shown on the URL (immediately below).
Hope this helps!
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