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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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Hi Alex. Thanks for the pics. Im a friend of Vickis. Actually this is my truck. Are you able to post any pics of the rear of engine also? I got the rubber one installed no problem. Had to fix a broken belt. Got everything back together, started filling the coolant back up. After almost a gallon I looked underneath to see if it was leaking. It was but it was coming from under the intake somewhere and it appeared to be coming out the bottom of bell housing. So im wanting to know if there is a plug in the rear of the block anywhere? Any pics and info would be most helpful.
 

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Thanks Alex for all your pics, info and your time. it is all very helpful. One more quick question. When the original plugs are installed. They are tapped down past the surface of the block, correct? In other words, I shouldnt feel the edge of the plug if i run my finger over it.? There are a couple I cant see, but do feel the the plugs edge with my finger. One of them being the rear one.
 
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