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30K sparkplug change?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RX2RIDE, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    RX2RIDE

    RX2RIDE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was doing the 30k oil change on my wife's 08 4runner. I was looking in the maintenance schedule pamphlet and it says to replace the spark plugs at 30K miles. I then checked my 09 Taco and it says the same thing (makes sense, same engine). Has anyone done this themselves, hard, easy? If you took it to the dealer how much? 30K miles seams early to do spark plugs in this day and age.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    MaidenFan

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  3. Sep 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    in my last truck the spark plugs lasted untill I sold it 140000 miles and 12 years, my dad owned it then i got it. I replaced a lot of stuff not the spark plugs.

    Why do you need to replace them so often?
     
  4. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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    JKD

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    Spark plugs are a wear item just like tires, wiper blades, and brake pads.

    The electrodes wear, the gap increases, spark efficiency goes down.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Snake~

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    Replace them with iridium plugs. You won't need to replace them again for about 100K miles.
     
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