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Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:35 pm

I have a pair of these that I was trying to put into place today. They have been sitting in my car for some time and they appear to have expanded?? They will not fit inside the little lip
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What if I put them in the fridge overnight? Will they shrink back enough to fit ... or should I order some more? Advice welcome as always :)
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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by codge » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:23 pm

Have they been in place in the manifold Dave? Is that what you mean by 'sitting in the car'?
If 'Yes' the answer must be to get new ones.

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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:32 pm

codge wrote:Have they been in place in the manifold Dave? Is that what you mean by 'sitting in the car'?
If 'Yes' the answer must be to get new ones.
Sitting in the center console of my V70 for a few months.
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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by Lucky » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:47 am

Use core plugs! Those ******* little ****s are the most ******* stupid piece of **** Mazda ever blighted any ******* engine with. Ever. The bastards always ******* leak :evil:


....why is it they even look different sizes to each other in your photo there? :?

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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by Hobbawobba » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:32 am

I'll second what Nik said. To an extent! :lol:. I'd say bang in some core plugs aye. I think I used 20mm for mine. Would come in handy if ya ever need to remove the intake without coolant coming out :D

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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by spirit r » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:22 pm

Do not close it! Open it for more fun! :lol:
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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by spirit r » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:27 pm

Ok you must open the other side too :lol:
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Core Plugs

Post by KiwiDave » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:34 pm

For those who have gone with the core plug conversion, where have you sourced these things from? It appears that the size required is either 19mm or 20mm. So I thought I'd get a pair of each to cover all bases.
I can find them on EBay if I want 5 or 10 of each. I've tried 4 local auto factors ... three said no and one could supply 20mm plugs but had none in stock.

So, any suggestions? Otherwise I'll have to ask Mr EBay.
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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by Lucky » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:55 pm

I never did it, wish I had. Sodding thing still leaks. One day I'll be narked enough with it to rip the manifold off and do it properly.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20mm-Stainles ... 2eddd65634

Mmmm, stainless :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20mm-Cup-type ... 2edb7bfb05

Or good old-fashioned zinc passivate.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20mm-Cup-type ... 2edb7bfb05

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORE-PLUGS-FR ... 2a4a846a11

Not actually 100% sure of the size; are they 19 or 20mm? Probably important to be accurate, lol

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Re: Inlet manifold O Rings

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:58 pm

I went through my Amazon history as that is where I got mine from. I can confirm that I got 20mm plugs aye. I'm sure the ones Nik just posted would be fine though. A quick Google brought up the following threads that also use 20mm core/welch/freeze plugs. There are even pictures :D

http://www.rx7club.com/1st-generation-s ... ke-990704/
http://www.rx7club.com/1st-gen-archive- ... gs-532565/

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