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Here is a couple of pictures of the B2600i engine block (must be what you have according to your Radiator Hose thread) so you can see what you're dealing with.......keep in mind that if you are replacing an original steel freeze plug that has rusted out and is leaking coolant, then you will need to completely remove that rusted freeze plug in order to install a aftermarket rubber style freeze plug and not have it leak also!
Personally, I would install a new steel or brass freeze plug instead of a rubber one.......and remove whatever is in the way to do it correctly.

Anyway, here are some pics of the engine block......

Passenger (right) side of block....

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Driver (Left) side of block....

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There is a freeze plug at the rear of the engine.....

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And one in the front, behind the timing chain cover.....

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On the engine block, 10 freeze plugs total......

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And they do rust from the inside, if the coolant isn't ever changed and/or water was added in place of antifreeze....

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Do yourself a favor and replace ALL of the rubber coolant hoses with new Mazda coolant hoses......no other replacement hoses last like the original Mazda hoses do! I keep plenty on hand! ;)

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