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Best spark plugs for my 2012 tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2001convertable, Apr 8, 2023.

  1. Apr 8, 2023 at 5:15 PM
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    2001convertable

    2001convertable [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I would like to ask what a good spark plug set for my 2012 tacoma 4x4 2.7 engine. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2023 at 6:09 PM
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    Homeline

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    I replaced original Denso SK20HR11's at 100k with same....or so I thought. The factory ones still looked good. Fast forward another 100k, the replacements were horrible looking. Positive electrodes were nearly gone, and negative ones were severely cracked & brittle. Further investigation revealed they were fakes. The Denso website has a page showing how to spot them.

    Went same type again, but pretty certain I got the real McCoy this time. Will monitor condition with oil changes.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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    Robnik

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    The Denso Iridium Longlife plugs will go well.
     
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    2001convertable

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    Thanks to all. I just bought the NGK Plugs. They were much cheaper than the originals. What's the Gap?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2023 at 7:48 PM
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  8. Apr 10, 2023 at 6:44 AM
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    c4haskett

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    Yep NGK's here as well. 0 issues and ran great
     
  9. Apr 11, 2023 at 10:43 AM
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    bret

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    when you take out the originals use the brand less worn i forget if it was denso or ngk
     
  10. Apr 11, 2023 at 6:43 PM
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    Blockhead

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    Go to a dealer and get OEM plugs, period.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2023 at 9:33 PM
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    Do OEM plugs last 100k or only 30k?
     
  12. Apr 12, 2023 at 3:22 AM
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    Just follow your owners manual within reason. No need to overthink it…
     
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  13. Apr 12, 2023 at 4:42 AM
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    What Blockhead said. ^^^^

    I change mine every 30K per the owner's manual. That said, I'm sure they would be good for 50K but that would be my personal maximum. No way would I even consider 100K although it has been done.
     
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