Automotive Dictionary: Core Plug

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Automotive Dictionary: Core Plug
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Core Plug


Core Plug
Metal disc which seals off the end of the core left in the cylinder block (and, sometimes, cylinder head) by the casting process. The core plug can also act as a crude form of safety device against frozen-up cooling systems, by allowing the freezing water to expand and force the core plug out of the block, thus preventing the forming ice from cracking the block.
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