WHEN REPLACING INTAKE GASKET THERE IS PLASTIC RING?

  • Tiny
  • rickh69u
  • 1998 Pontiac Firebird
  • 90,000 miles

On 3.8 fuel injectors there is a o-ring on the bottom where it fits into intake. There is also a thin ceramic or plastic ring what is its purpose. I replaced upper intake plenum gasket because of water leak. I was going to replace the bottom o-ring on the injectors and two of the small thin rings just fell into pieces. What do they actually do. Thank u

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 AT 3:47 AM

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  • saturntech9
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The orings keep fuel and vacuum from leaking.

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 AT 4:01 AM
  • Tiny
  • rickh69u
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Ok the bottom oring seals from vacuum leaks and fuel. The nylon ring isnt big enough to seal anything it fits tight to injector but not in the bore in intake

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
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  • saturntech9
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So did you get the injectors all fixed up?Looks Like that Nylon ring keeps the oring from moving out of place.

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 1:12 AM

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