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30k Service... Yes Another 30k thread..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tdeguzman, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    tdeguzman

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    I have been told by Toyota and 3 other mech's that i don't have to change the spark plugs because from the factory they put plugs that are rated for 100k miles... now i have read all the threads about the typical 30k service, why is it a good idea to change the plugs. also, does the rear diff take the full 3 bottles of fluid? i have become a DIYer over the last year of owning this truck but i still have questions after reading the threads about the 30k:D please help me out
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    I changed my plugs at 40k after getting the truck used from a Toyota dealership and I have to say it was a good idea. The old plugs were ready to come out and had lost their gap over time. In my opinion it helped smooth the idle and ride of the truck, I also cleaned my throttle body, but i don't know if that did that much for me. More like peace of mind than anything else.

    Thanks to Chris4x4's write up, it's really easy to do and should only cost you about $20 for the plugs http://www.earnhardttoyotaparts.com/sppl40liv6.html. Why not do them and rest assured that you're not being robbed of power and fuel economy?
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The plugs are not 100k plugs. They need to be changed at 30K.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    V6 has old school cooper plugs. I'd change them, search away to save some bucks.

    I just did my rear diff for 2nd time last nite. 15/16 or 24mm socket, 3 QTs, and a little tube to squeeze it in.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah I am coming up to my 30K service mark as well. I have about 850 more miles to go.:eek:
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    has anyone used those e3 diamond fire plugs. im thinkin about useing them
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They dont work. A few people have tried them. If you want the best performance use the plugs I show in my DIY.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    ok thanx glad i didnt waste my money
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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  10. Nov 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    :( my trucks an 08 and its almost at 30k u make me sad :(
     
  11. Nov 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    I changed mine at 30k and 60k. Both times the plugs were off by .05
     
  12. Nov 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    Can the original plugs be cross referenced to a Platinum or Iridium Plug ??
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    thanks for the help, i stopped on the way home and picked up some iridium plugs and goo along with some rear diff fluid... calling for rain tonight and tomorrow so if i need help on thursday i hope ya'll respond in a fastly mannor:rolleyes: i have been a DIYer since i have had this truck so yeah, i have alot of questions. btw chris4x4 good write up you have too, makes it seem like it'll be a snap with some patients.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    I'm coming up on the same (48,000 km) 30,000 mi service. I figure that I didn't ought to take the chance and risk of leaving it and the plugs being seized in place. I'm sure that performance issues would arise first though, way before in fact. And for about $20 I can do the job myself (thanks Chris :)) instead of paying dealership labour rates. I bought six Denso plugs.
     
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