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Frost Plug Hi I have a 1998 tj and I am losing radiator fluid from the frost plug, now my motor has a block heater in it I was wondering when I order a new frost plug if there is two kinds of them or do I order just a frost plug and then put the block heater plug into the new one?

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Core plug (aka slang freeze)
1 comes out to fit the core plug heater
what is the question. my guess heater seal is bad.
only you and look and see the extent of that damge
and cure. based on that.

are you abandoning this plug>????
heater out,the put in new stock core plug
ever done a plug before ?, takes skills. use a largest socket to hit it in.
TJ 2.5L or 4.0L engine
did you look at jeep at the parts page.

here ( no china crapp)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34C-tu5EMt0



----------------next a heater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgvOlbS4M4s

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    2" plugs .420 lip
    4.0L jeep
    ask our counter man for them.
    walk in buy them.

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    ecatalogs
    all great makers ,have them.
    including DORMAN , see the online catalog.
    costs nothing to look..

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The engine freeze out plugs are all one size. The block heater takes the place of a freeze out plug.

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    No, they are NOT all the same size in a 3800 Series II engine. Must compare them to your VIN #.

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