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Alfa V6 easily cracked?

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Just had a pondering, I live in sweden and at my parents place I have a 164 V6 parked outside.

Now the thing is that we have had very cold conditions this year going down to -25/-30 degrees C

The problem is I have to admit I am a bit worried about the amount of anti freeze in the car since it was something that completly slipped my mind before winter came.

Unfortunatly since they live a bit away and i have the keys (car locked) I can't ask them to top up a bit and if there is any damage it most surely has already been done.

So i was just wondering if anyone knew if the V6 blocks/rads are easily cracked? right pain if they are..

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Core plugs should, I say should, blow first?
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Core plugs should, I say should, blow first?
Sorry ZF,no core plugs on an ally V6 block.
Unfortunately they crack quite easy as well.
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Oh right, that's bad news then maybe?.:
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Sorry ZF,no core plugs on an ally V6 block.
Unfortunately they crack quite easy as well.
I thought theese were the antefreeze plugs:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...reezeplugs.jpg
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You are right,forgot those behind the flywheel.
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I thought theese were the antefreeze plugs:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...reezeplugs.jpg
So they pop out if the coolant freezes and expands to save the engine from cracking? I remember hearing about someong having to get their "frost plugs" changed but I though they were being ripped off
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Gearbox out jobbie then, if it freezes and the plugs exit their location? Could be a far worse scenario I guess?:
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You are right,forgot those behind the flywheel.

How right you were Anthea....I never knew that ken .

Top tip GOTCHA....I hope I never need to find them tho.

Fresh antifreeze for me in the sumer.

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