What ever you do, please, for the sake of all things holy, do NOTDepending on which plug it is, determines how easy it will be. If you can't pull it out, just knock it in the block and leave it.
If you had surgery and needed a tendon replaced in your knee, would you want the doctor to cut the old tendon out and just drop it down in your knee and leave it? no? i didnt think so.Me either! To sit here and talk about hot spots on a point in the cylinder that on a 3" stroke engine that combustion temps never make it to is kinda of a moot point. The last oil ring is a good 1" above the bottom of the cylinder skirt. Second ring probably 1 1/2" from the bottom of the skirt.
Yet I'm attacked by the freeze plug, hot spot police! LoL
your logic is flawed. it doesnt cost any more to do it the correct way.Yes, I must have missed it. You are the pinnacle of this hobby! Everything needs to be done the "Pocket" way.....
What needs to be remembered, is not everyone has the money to do all things the "by the book way". Some guys have limited funds, and my not be able to afford tow truck fees possibly up in the hundreds. Just to get a freeze plug out. There are times when you have to do what has to be done. And if its not detrimental, or catastrophic, who cares what the method is, as long as it works. I am fortunate now to have just about anything I need to do what ever job there is to be done. Not everyone can say the same thing. And I can rationalize, since I've been in the same boat. I do my share of helping members here, not once, nor will I give out suggestions that harm another members car. Everything I suggest is based off first hand experience. Multiple ones at that. Not one isolated incident like you are doing.
Like I've said before, its just another alternative, for guys just to get out of a jam. Sure the correct way would be to pull it out. I've never disputed that. But for some its just may not be something they can afford depending on the situation.