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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley88 View Post
    Waiting some busy work parts for the car. new belts, switch alignment panel finally, and the co plug for the 4th time lol
    Saw this and wanted to ask about replacing your CO plug for the 4th time. Did you lose a few before this or did they wear out?

    I ask because I replaced mine a second time and it was because the little rubber end got dried out and wouldn't really sit tight and snug anymore. Had been curious if others found the same thing, so when I saw you mention it, figured I would ask the group.

    Anyone found a suitable and simple replacement for the rubber end other than just buying a new one all together? (and I don't mean using a wad of chewing gum or RTV...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Saw this and wanted to ask about replacing your CO plug for the 4th time. Did you lose a few before this or did they wear out?

    I ask because I replaced mine a second time and it was because the little rubber end got dried out and wouldn't really sit tight and snug anymore. Had been curious if others found the same thing, so when I saw you mention it, figured I would ask the group.

    Anyone found a suitable and simple replacement for the rubber end other than just buying a new one all together? (and I don't mean using a wad of chewing gum or RTV...)
    I've used a simple vacuum cap/tip for the last few years. Parts stores carry an assortment of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Saw this and wanted to ask about replacing your CO plug for the 4th time. Did you lose a few before this or did they wear out?

    I ask because I replaced mine a second time and it was because the little rubber end got dried out and wouldn't really sit tight and snug anymore. Had been curious if others found the same thing, so when I saw you mention it, figured I would ask the group.

    Anyone found a suitable and simple replacement for the rubber end other than just buying a new one all together? (and I don't mean using a wad of chewing gum or RTV...)
    Honestly I woudl say its both. My first and 2nd ones, the rubber wore down. I dont even drive my car alot, so no idea. The rubber wore down then after a short trip i parked her. Next week i went to the car and noticed it was gone. This time i remember checking the engine bay and it was there( i always do before a drive), got back and its gone again. I think the rubber wars down and it can become loose. Some people plug it with a golfball tee. If this new one disappears again, Ill be rubber coatign a golf tee and doing the same thing tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley88 View Post
    Honestly I woudl say its both. My first and 2nd ones, the rubber wore down. I dont even drive my car alot, so no idea. The rubber wore down then after a short trip i parked her. Next week i went to the car and noticed it was gone. This time i remember checking the engine bay and it was there( i always do before a drive), got back and its gone again. I think the rubber wars down and it can become loose. Some people plug it with a golfball tee. If this new one disappears again, Ill be rubber coatign a golf tee and doing the same thing tbh.
    Yeah....I just replaced mine as well due to the rubber hardening. If I have to do it again I may just go to Home Depot and look for a small rubber cork. Either that or an expandable ear plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trstno1 View Post
    Yeah....I just replaced mine as well due to the rubber hardening. If I have to do it again I may just go to Home Depot and look for a small rubber cork. Either that or an expandable ear plug.
    Iíve seen wooden golf tees used as well. Seems to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trstno1 View Post
    Yeah....I just replaced mine as well due to the rubber hardening. If I have to do it again I may just go to Home Depot and look for a small rubber cork. Either that or an expandable ear plug.
    Good thinking. I like this one. Will have to try one seeing as I have a drawer full of earplugs handy...


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    Took my original 39 year old tires and rims off to be refinished! I am going with the oem style grey with a brushed face.23735.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley88 View Post
    Took my original 39 year old tires and rims off to be refinished! I am going with the oem style grey with a brushed face.23735.jpg
    I helped!
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