Civic Spark Plug quotOquot Ring

Tiny
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 200k miles. Changed the spark plugs for the 10th time. Noticed a small gasket or "o" ring on one of the plugs after removal. Is it essential to replace that part?

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 AT 6:15 PM

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Tiny
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I hope that the ring you found was a metallic one. New spark plugs should come with this gasket on them. Why are you changing them for the 10th time?

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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I change the plugs (copper plugs) about every 20k miles as I drive the car hard. The ring was black plastic and wrapped around one of the plugs upon removal. All medal washers were in place. Thanks for the reply.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 8:34 AM
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That must have come from the wire. Can't see any other way for it to get in the plug well.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 1:47 PM

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