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Old 04-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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changing out spark plugs

im about to put in new sparkplugs, whats the best gaping for the spark plug? i have a 03 3.4L. whats the factory setting? any important details while im doing this? i dont wanna screw anything up.
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I believe if you get the factory plugs they are already preset. At least i didnt gap mine when i replaced them....
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I believe if you get the factory plugs they are already preset. At least i didnt gap mine when i replaced them....
well i got some NGK spark plugs but it doesnt say what there gaped at
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hmm. Are they the two ground plugs? where did you get them?
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His engine is the 5VZ-FE not 1-GR...
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His engine is the 5VZ-FE not 1-GR...
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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What do your plugs look like?
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What do your plugs look like?
the ones i bought?
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
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They should look like this
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hmm i dont think they look like that =/
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #13
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post a pic of the plugs?
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Do they look like regular one ground type plugs?
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #16
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http://www.amazon.com/Denso-K16TR11-.../dp/B0012Q60OG

These are the ones in my Truck right now as we are speaking. When i got them they said not to gap them and they were preset... But im looking at my Haynes Manual right now as i am typin and it says gapped at .043 inch
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You need to gap them no matter what. They get bent up in the box during shipping and handling in the parts store.
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These are the ones in my Truck right now as we are speaking. When i got them they said not to gap them and they were preset... But im looking at my Haynes Manual right now as i am typin and it says gapped at .043 inch
yeah they dont have 2 there just the singles
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I got mine from Toyota an they said that they were pre gapped an not to try to gap them because of the multiground...
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So you got standard plugs. You should be fine as long as you gap those to .043in. There is a note on my timing belt cover that says to use the multiground plug for best performance... hang on ill take a pic
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