The first two popped out nicely. The last one caved in and is stuck inside the jacket. I hit it with a screw driver to fold it to a smaller size. unfortunately now it seems tucked in a small corner by the side of the hole wedged in there. Any advice on how to get it out? I don't suppose just putting the new one in, running the car quick then looking to see if it's in the bottom of the radiator would be a good idea.....
Maybe run a small magnet to pull it close to the hole and then grab it with a good set of needle nose pliers?
Can you get at it enough to drill a small hole in it, insert a self taping screw and then use pliers on that to pull it out? If an electric drill is too bulky try a dremel with a flex shaft. Good luck!!!
Leave it in there, won't hurt a thing.
I vote with Aaron,it will soon rust away and won't hurt a thing.
I'm with Aaron... unless it was a nice buffalo nickel...
Was it a nickel type freeze plug? Find someone with a flexible scope and get your self a set of flexible grabbers like they use in laparostic surgery and go in after it. I guess in the long run I agree with Aaron as well.
They're also sold in brass. If it's one of those it isn't going to rust away. If it's stuck solidly but a drill bit will reach it, maybe you can make a hole in it and pull it out with a wire hook. You can buy 1/8" bits up to a foot long.
Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I'll give it a shot tomorrow removing it. If it doesn't come out I guess I'll just leave it then. I don't know for sure what the material was. They appeared to be original freeze plugs from the factory? They were silvery looking and hard, but definitely rusted on the inside bad; maybe steel?