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#1 asavage

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:53 AM

Wow. Is there a good aftermarket source for the distributor o-ring for EA82?

The std assortments have one the right diameter, but the cross-section of the Subaru part is pretty slim, and if I used one from an assortment, they're all too fat.

I ended up ordering one from the dealer: 491762001, but it lists for $6.31 . Wow.

I've got mine, but was wondering where you got yours, if not at the dealer.

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:01 AM

I got mine from the pull a part, turns out i didn't need it but i have one lying around

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:29 AM

Place in Tukwila, WA called Erik's O-rings. You need to get the metric size. $25 minimum order but that'll get you about 30 of the the little buggers. I'm sure there'd be some on the Board looking for a decent price on these. I'll try to get more info on Erik's.

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:13 PM

Gad ZoiX, for over 6 GWs I sure hope it's a Viton, not simple buna.
What do you figure the mark up is on that puppy?


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Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:26 PM

I'm sure Erik's can get you Viton or Buna. Anyone out there have an original and can accurately measure ID, OD, and cross-section?

I'm typing from work today so here's the scoop on Erik's:

ERIKS West, Inc.
Seattle, WA 206-243-9660
Anaheim, CA 714-826-2000

If anyone has the dimensions (or better yet an OEM--new--oring that I can use as a sample) I can get down there and see what they will cost as a group buy.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 12:33 PM

Originally posted by edrach
Anyone out there have an original and can accurately measure ID, OD, and cross-section?

If anyone has the dimensions (or better yet an OEM--new--oring that I can use as a sample) I can get down there and see what they will cost as a group buy.


You ever try measuring an o-ring's diameters? I'd need something like a ring sizer to do it (cone-shaped rod). I tried freehand, but it's very difficult. I could have measured the OD & ID non-contact and averaged it (x+y)/2 but it would have been pretty inaccurate that way. So I measured the cross-section and the groove it goes in, then went ahead and installed my distributor so I could make smoke before the night was through.

O-ring cross-section is .090" +- .002" (using dial calipers and a light touch).

Other dims shown below are +.002" -.001"

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 12:52 PM

Originally posted by Skip
Gad ZoiX, for over 6 GWs I sure hope it's a Viton, not simple buna.
What do you figure the mark up is on that puppy?


Oh, I got my 20% off, so I only paid $5 ;)! But for that price, they drove it 100 miles, so that's not so bad :-p

Heck, our margin on parts we sell that cost us <$25 is double. All you have to do is make a part change hands four or five times and it begins to add up, with markups like that.

Seeing as I only had to buy one, I don't gripe much, but multiply this across a whole lot of parts and it gets kind of expensive. The dealer can't pay somebody to stand at the counter and ring up a sale for their cut of $6, so they're selling the o-ring at a loss, I figure.

Another example is the gasket between the air filter housing's top half and the MAF, it costs me about $22. That's about $0.35 of paper, but the die to cut it and the guys all down the chain that have to label it, print a package for it, invoice it, take an order for it, dust it when it's on the shelf -- well, the overhead can kill you on these little parts.

You can see why dealer hate to stock small parts.




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