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Old 02-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Iridium Spark plugs and Super Charger

Alright guys.
I went and bought some Bosch Iridium spark plugs. I haven't installed them yet because I heard that the Iridium Spark plugs aren't good to use with a supercharger? Has anybody heard of this before?
The guy who told me just said that if I use them "the Iridium will flake off." Is this true?
Does anybody have Iridium spark plugs with a supercharger?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Iridium plugs are recomended with most supercharged or turbocharged aplications.
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Thanks. I knew you'd come through with an answer. I just wanted to double check on that.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
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Alright guys.
I went and bought some Bosch Iridium spark plugs. I haven't installed them yet because I heard that the Iridium Spark plugs aren't good to use with a supercharger? Has anybody heard of this before?
The guy who told me just said that if I use them "the Iridium will flake off." Is this true?
Does anybody have Iridium spark plugs with a supercharger?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
I just installed my supercharger, about two months ago and the new spark plugs that they sent with it,,, are Iridium. Unless you are talking about the first generation Tacoma with a supercharger ????.
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I just installed my supercharger, about two months ago and the new spark plugs that they sent with it,,, are Iridium. Unless you are talking about the first generation Tacoma with a supercharger ????.
Awesome! Glad to hear that! But, yeah my truck is a 1st Generation Tacoma. 2001. Would it matter that?
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Awesome! Glad to hear that! But, yeah my truck is a 1st Generation Tacoma. 2001. Would it matter that?
If your running a blower, use the Iridium plugs. The iridium isnt gonna flake off.
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I don't see how it could "flake off." When you see a plug claiming to be "iridium" it typically means the center electrode is iridium through and through.
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[QUOTE=ToyotaNovice;1398208]Awesome! Glad to hear that! But, yeah my truck is a 1st Generation Tacoma. 2001. Would it matter that?[/QUOTE


I had a 97 4 Runner with the supercharger but I am not 100% what spark plugs came with. This was the reason I made the exception. I would trust Cris.
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Just an update... I installed the Iridium Spark plugs and my truck runs great. Sounds like that's what I should have had in there anyways and that my buddy didn't know what he was talking about. I have had no problems so far. Thanks for the input everybody...always reliable TW!!
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