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I have a 1999 c10703 v6 vortec ....how many freeze plugs are in this vortec v6?

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There should be 6 in the block and 8 in the heads.

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I have a 1996 gmc serria 1500 4x4 v6 vortec manual I can't seem to find the oil plug for the trannie it seems to me it's part of the transfercase help


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Turns over but dont start let off key and sputters 3or4 times 1998 Vortec 350 Chevy Z71 4x4


The freeze plug you replaced was due to rust or was it pushed out by freezing temperature? These plugs are not designed to protect the engine block from cracking during freezing temperatures, they are there to remove the sand from the block after casting it. I would drain your system completely and flush out the radiator thouroughly and fill with plain water, then run the engine and see if oil gets in the water, if it does and the plug was out due to freeze, then your block is probably cracked, although you could just have a head gasket leak. Oil pressure (40psi) is higher then water pressure (17psi), so getting oil in the water is always more prominent than the other way around. Flush out the system and let me know if oil returns to the water, hope this helps

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Oil in the water (radiator) 1996 Vortec 350 Chevy Z71 4x4


i would try to flush the cooling system completely
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Fluid specifications and quantities for 99 silverado


You did not give your engine size or other information, but here is a list from the handbook...

Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
VORTEC
4300 V6
Automatic 12.6 quarts (11.9 L)
VORTEC
4300 V6
Manual 12.9 quarts (12.2 L)
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4800 V8
Automatic 13.4 quarts (12.7 L)
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4800 V8
Manual 13.7 quarts (13 L)
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5300 V8
Automatic 13.4 quarts (12.7 L)
VORTEC
5300 V8**
Automatic 14.9 quarts (14.1 L)
VORTEC
6000 V8
Automatic 14.8 quarts (14 L)
VORTEC
6000 V8*
Automatic 14.4 quarts (13.6 L)
VORTEC
6000 V8
Manual 15.2 quarts (14.4 L)
VORTEC
6000 V8*
Manual 14.8 quarts (14 L)
VORTEC
5300 V8**
Automatic 14.9 quarts (14.1 L)
VORTEC
6000 V8
Automatic 14.8 quarts (14 L)
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6000 V8*
Automatic 14.4 quarts (13.6 L)
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6000 V8
Manual 15.2 quarts (14.4 L)
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6000 V8*
Manual 14.8 quarts (14 L)

Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
VORTEC
4300 V6
W 4.5 quarts (4.3 L)
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V 6.0 quarts (5.7 L)
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T 6.0 quarts (5.7 L)
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U 6.0 quarts (5.7 L)

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Short Bed 26 gallons (98 L)
Long Bed 34 gallons (128 L)
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