2009 Spark Plugs Tube Seals

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2009 Spark Plugs Tube Seals

Post by V0rt3x86 » Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:48 am

How in the hell do you press them in?

Even if you bend the tabs, the metal is in the way plus you have to get pressure on the outside edge...

And just to be clear, the conical shape faces big-side down/inside with the spring that's in the seal facing up/out when pressed in, correct? Because if so, you have 1mm of edge to strike with whatever to seat them and I'm at a loss.

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Re: 2009 Spark Plugs Tube Seals

Post by jolt » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:43 am

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Re: 2009 Spark Plugs Tube Seals

Post by 300k » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:03 pm

It was a real PITA to do this on a 2013 Prius.
In the end, the trick for me was, I kept trying DIFFERENT AFTERMARKET tube seals (Fel-Pro, etc).
Then one brand fit perfectly (because it was a tad smaller than the original).
For the life of me, could not press them in with a hammer or mini press (giant washers and a bolt with nut).

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