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Bought My First! Preferred Plugs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mrenniks, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    mrenniks

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    Hello all, I just bought my first Toyota taco. I drove a 160 miles from my home in Virginia to buy a '99 Tacoma 2WD 4cyl 5speed extended cab with only 63,000 miles on it! Love it so far and it is running great...

    What I want to know is what most people prefer to use or have found works best in these trucks out of all the types of spark plugs there are? Or should I just use what the manual says?

    Mine has the the 2RZ-FE engine if that makes a difference.

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  2. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    IDtrucks

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  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    hard2kill

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    stock oem plugs ....
     
  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I've used stock plugs from the dealership, worked fine. Welcome and nice find.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    I'm running E3 plugs, seems to idle a bit smoother, but that may just be me thinking too hard about it.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    I'm running ngk laser iridium plugs runs smooth
     
  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Plain ones from the dealership if you don't mind changing them every 30K miles or so...Denso Iridiums (or NGK Iridiums presumably, haven't tried them) if you prefer to go longer between changes.

    I use Denso Iridiums because I pile on over 30K miles per year and don't want to change plugs that frequently.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    oem plugs......IMHO they put them in there for a reason
     
  9. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    NGK or Denso
     
  10. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Phearson

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    Kinda like.. Should i run higher quality gas? Its not always gonna make your truck better. I would stick with OEM. I run it.

    But then agion. Everyone has there own liking and im not a Mechanic. Im Desiel :D
     
  12. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    umm just got plugs today from dealer they say denso right on them
    denso or ngk will be just fine cause all i ever ran in toyotas was ngk cause thats what i was told will run best
     
  13. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    So, from what I understand, you run OEM sparkplugs ina diesel...Interesting... :spy:
     
  14. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Yeah and i put lighter fluid in the gas... RUNS LIKE A CHAMP!
    No im saying im not a mechanic. But i am a Desiel Mechanic. Wasnt trained in gas cars
     
  15. Dec 18, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    lmao......i miss my duramax
     
  16. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    im not a mechanic either im an electrician but i dident think desiels had spark plugs i thought they had glow plugs hmm

    anyways dealer is going to sell denso but ngk will run fine
     
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