Replacing Oil Galley Plugs

One side of the case (with the distributor and oil cooler) has 4 of the oil galley plugs Jake recommends replacing. The first step is locating them (these are the two plugs near the oil filter housing):

Oil galley plugs on front of one case half of a Porsche 914 engine

 

Second step, drill a hole in each one:

Oil galley plugs with holes drilled in them on front of one case half of a Porsche 914 engine

 

Third step, tap the hole so you can thread in a bolt (I used M6 - because I had the tap and I had bolts laying around... plus, that was a good size to use with my slide hammer!):

Oil galley plugs with bolts screwed into them on front of one case half of a Porsche 914 engine

 

My slide hammer has a little "hook" attachment that fit nicely under the head of an M6 bolt:

Slide hammer being used to pull oil galley plugs out of a Porsche 914 engine

 

A few yanks on the slide hammer, and the plugs pop right out (all of mine were pretty tight). Here I've just started dislodging the first one:

Oil galley plugs removed from front of one case half of a Porsche 914 engine

 

And here the front two are out:

Oil galley plugs removed from front of one case half of a Porsche 914 engine

 

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