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2016 Tacoma Spark Plug Replacement.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by gsingh, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Jun 18, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    El Latigo

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    Very nice write up.. Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  2. Jun 18, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    Thank you so much for this. Adding some additional info to this thread for reference, below are the part numbers out of the manual

    Spark plugs :

    - 2TR-FE engine (4-cylinder in line, 4-cycle)
    DENSO FK20HR-A8

    - 2GR-FKS engine (6-cylinder V type, 4-cycle)
    DENSO FK20HBR8

    Gap: 0.031 in. (0.8 mm)

    NOTICE:
    - Iridium-tipped spark plugs
    Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust the spark plug gap.

    Reference owners manual:
    https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om-s/OM04005U/pdf/OM04005U.pdf
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:56 PM
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    I would have taken the time to index the spark plugs because...these motors like to sing!
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks so much !
     
  5. Jun 20, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Where did you procure the replacement plugs? Suckers can get expensive.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:31 AM
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  7. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    Were all the stock plugs Denso? Or were they half NGK plugs, like on the 2nd gen?
     
  8. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    all were denso.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Looking for a little help. I installed these in my 2016 TRD OR: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TPU9BWO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Truck seems to run fine (maybe a hint of power loss, not sure, could be me), but I just saw the gap of the ones I installed differ very slightly from stock. Is this going to be a problem?

    Stock gap: 0.031" (0.8mm) The ones I installed and linked above: 0.039" (1mm)

    Screen Shot 2018-09-11 at 3.11.40 PM.jpg



    thoughts?
     
  11. Sep 14, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    How do you do that exactly?
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    I ordered my new ones to re-install rom JC Whitney.

    $95, free shipping for 6 plugs
     
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  13. Sep 14, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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    You want the open part of the electrode on the spark plug pointed towards the intake valve...I usually buy a couple extra plugs and have to thread more than one plug in the same cylinder to get it in the right position or you can cheat and buy indexing washers that slide over the plug...
     
  14. Sep 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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    How do you know where the intake valve is?
     
  15. Sep 14, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    Follow the runners on the intake manifold
     
  16. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:32 PM
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    I just don’t get how you know the plug is pointing towards that. Do you count rotations by marking the plug?
     
  17. Sep 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    You put a registration mark on the 3/8 extension drive you’ll be using to install the plug in the cylinder head that way you know where the open part of the electrode is
     
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  18. Sep 21, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    Just bought all 6 plugs of Rockauto for $12 each. They were the exact same iridium Denso plugs. :thumbsup:

    Why? I don't see what difference, if any, that this would make.
     
  19. Sep 21, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    Damn. That’s a good price. I paid $16 each
     
  20. Sep 21, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    I just replaced the wrong ones I put in with the correct ones. Went for a drive and there is definitely a slight change. Seems more responsive to throttle and the idle sounds calmer
     

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