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2016 Tacoma Spark Plug Replacement.

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

  1. Sep 21, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    SpeySquatch

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  2. Sep 28, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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  3. Sep 29, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    I will be replacing my plugs at 60k miles the first time and see how they hold up. I Never had any intention of taking the air box or intake off as it looked like they could squeezed out as you have outlined. Thank you for the verification and write up post OP, you get an attaboy :D

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  4. Oct 17, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    I work on cars for a living, so I try to flatrate anything I can without compromising the repair.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    I thought iridium plugs are supposed to be 100k plugs...or close?
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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    Could be the injector cleaning cycle or just an over abundance of caution to prevent cat damaging misfires. I agree it seems like an oddly short interval for modern plug designs. Pretty cheap insurance though and an easy enough job for the more mechanically inclined owner.
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    The dealership recommended they be changed at 60k, I’ll be doing them in a week or two when I go in for my 100k service. I’ll ask for them back to see.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    I did my plugs and did same! Nice write up!
     
  9. Nov 3, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Is the factory service interval for the plugs actually 60k or 100k?
     
  10. Nov 3, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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  11. Nov 3, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks for the reply.
     
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  12. Nov 5, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    How did they look?
    You mind me asking what the dealership wanted $wise for this job?
     
  13. Nov 5, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    What repair manual are you referring to? I want one
     
  14. Nov 5, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    Haven't taken it in yet, day job and side job is busy. She still purrs.

    EDIT: below is the quote i got from the dealer for various services including Spark Plugs at the top of the list.

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  16. Nov 5, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Holy sh--
     
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  17. Nov 6, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    The cost for the plugs seems reasonable
     
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  18. Feb 18, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    Did my plugs this weekend, perfect guide, thanks for the help. I tell you though, some of those bolts on the drivers side were hard to get in and out.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Indexing is new to me.
    Makes sense

    I wouldn’t want to buy extra plugs though or the using a washer way

    Curious if someone can comment on the outcome of indexing on these trucks
     
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  20. Feb 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    I think it would be a waste of time on a normal, daily use vehicle. I can see it in a race engine where the smallest improvement in power can decide between first and second place.
     

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