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Old 07-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question Changing spark plugs on my 2008 for the first time, help.

Hey guys! I've been a lurker here for a while, but I am in need of some help.

My taco just passed 60,000 miles, and I thought it would be a good time to change the plugs.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-9613-Iridium-Fine-Spark/dp/B00515NJB6/ref=au_pf_ss_4?ie=UTF8&Make=Toyota|76&Model=Tacoma |1037&Year=2008|2008&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automo tive

Are those ok? Or should I just call toyota and order the stock ones? I have had good experience with bosch in the past.

Also, what is a good anti-seize to use? Anybody have a recommendation? And just to be clear, on a 2008 2.7, I torque the plugs to 15 ft lbs, correct?

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Here is a great write up on this job. it is actually a sticky in "tech chat".
the toughest plug will probably be one on the drivers side closest to the bumper. you will need an extension. good luck

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...e-1-gr-fe.html
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Here is a great write up on this job. it is actually a sticky in "tech chat".
the toughest plug will probably be one on the drivers side closest to the bumper. you will need an extension. good luck

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...e-1-gr-fe.html
That is REALLY helpful for the OP with a 2tr......ok honest mistake.

OP I would stick to Denso or NGK. OEM uses them for a reason. You dont have to get the Denso iridiums at the dealer, lots of souces.

Toyota says no anti-seize FWIW.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...gs-2tr-fe.html
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I thought the 4 Banger used iridium plugs and didn't need to be changed until 100k
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Thanks so far guys, is it really that bad to use anti-seize?

So I'm guessing 15 ft lbs is the right torque for the plugs?
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That is REALLY helpful for the OP with a 2tr......ok honest mistake.


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That is REALLY helpful for the OP with a 2tr......ok honest mistake.

OP I would stick to Denso or NGK. OEM uses them for a reason. You dont have to get the Denso iridiums at the dealer, lots of souces.

Toyota says no anti-seize FWIW.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...gs-2tr-fe.html
I'll have to look, but you need it on certain plugs... depends on what the plug is made of. I found the info last year when I was getting ready to change mine.
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Ok, just found out I don't know where my torque wrench is, how tight should the plugs be if I just use a ratchet? 1/2 turn after hand tight?
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I think that a 1/2 turn may be too much torque on the spark plugs. I would just tighten them 1/4 turn after being snug to set the torque.

I would use the anti seize on the plugs, but I believe that Toyota is afraid that anti seize and torque would pull out threads on the head. You just need to use your own judgement on this.

I would use some di-electric grease on the spark plug top and on the wire's female connector. It will waterproof the connector and the plug.

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For antiseize I just rub a pencil lead over the threads. Seems to work fine.
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For antiseize I just rub a pencil lead over the threads. Seems to work fine.
That's all it really is anyways, just graphite with some other crap mixed in. Graphite works very well though.
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