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Old 06-27-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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Spark plug tube o-rings?

Does anyone have a good source for spark plug tube o-rings?
Maybe I'm not using the correct search terms, but I'm not having a lot of luck. My tubes are fine and look great after cleaning them up, so I don't see the point in buying tubes just to get the o-rings.

I'm sure I'll find them, but figured that it wouldn't hurt to ask around.
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Does anyone have a good source for spark plug tube o-rings?
Maybe I'm not using the correct search terms, but I'm not having a lot of luck. My tubes are fine and look great after cleaning them up, so I don't see the point in buying tubes just to get the o-rings.

I'm sure I'll find them, but figured that it wouldn't hurt to ask around.
Thanks!
I got mine from Pelican.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/1042/POR_1042_ELIGNT_pg1.htm#item1
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Mine were from Suncoast.
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got mine from Pelican as well, just installed them this weekend, all is good! replaced my tubes as well while in there although all 6 were completely fine. I didnt want to take it all out again if i missed a hairline crack or one started soon after doing the work.

Tubes are cheap and although the job isnt "hard" to do, my schedule doesnt permit me to work on the car as often as i like so wanted to check the box while in there already. Also did spark plugs.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/986M/POR_986M_ELIGNT_pg1.htm
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pointers.

Looking at the o-ring prices, I may as well just buy the tubes with o-rings and save myself future headaches.
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Pelican for me too. Tubes straight from the P-car dealer. They were actually cheaper.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:24 PM   #7
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Mine came from Pelican too. Replaced the o-rings (both) as well as new tubes (inexpensive).
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Update:
Almost a year later, I'm happy to say that the new tubes and o-rings are leak free.
The reason I mention this is because I did not go with one of the bigger name suppliers, but rather ÜRO Parts tubes (o-rings included) from R*ckAuto for $2.50 each ($15 total).

The ÜRO tubes were a bit thicker than OEM (stout), were perfectly round and went in beautifully.
I'll report back when/if they start leaking again, but my conclusion is that they exceed OEM for a fraction of the cost.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:35 AM   #9
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At that price it's not worth doing a Google search for O ring vendors and trying to find ones in the right size that would stand up to the oil and heat of the engine! It's always good to hear about cheaper alternatives that work as well as OEM.
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Now closing in on the 2yr mark (5k miles).
Still leak free!

Picture brought to you by my DIY inspection camera (backup camera and screen + selfie stick + some 3D printed bits)
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Now closing in on the 2yr mark (5k miles).
Still leak free!

Picture brought to you by my DIY inspection camera (backup camera and screen + selfie stick + some 3D printed bits)
Brilliant use of a backup cam!!!

Oh, and congrats on no leaks!
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Thanks. The camera and monitor were left over from my cross country move, so I figured that I may as well recycle them.
It has already seen lots of use.
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Update:
Almost a year later, I'm happy to say that the new tubes and o-rings are leak free.
The reason I mention this is because I did not go with one of the bigger name suppliers, but rather ÜRO Parts tubes (o-rings included) from R*ckAuto for $2.50 each ($15 total).

The ÜRO tubes were a bit thicker than OEM (stout), were perfectly round and went in beautifully.
I'll report back when/if they start leaking again, but my conclusion is that they exceed OEM for a fraction of the cost.
I just did mine. I went with the same ones (URO) from the same supplier (Rock auto). I concur, they fit good. In fact, my old OEM ones came out without any tools. The new ones required a little motivation to get seated properly. Makes sense that the new ones have a tighter seal.

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