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Changing spark plugs on my 2008 for the first time, help.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by vln, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Jul 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Hey guys! I've been a lurker here for a while, but I am in need of some help.

    My taco just passed 60,000 miles, and I thought it would be a good time to change the plugs.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-9613-Iridium-Fine-Spark/dp/B00515NJB6/ref=au_pf_ss_4?ie=UTF8&Make=Toyota|76&Model=Tacoma|1037&Year=2008|2008&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automotive

    Are those ok? Or should I just call toyota and order the stock ones? I have had good experience with bosch in the past.

    Also, what is a good anti-seize to use? Anybody have a recommendation? And just to be clear, on a 2008 2.7, I torque the plugs to 15 ft lbs, correct?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    That is REALLY helpful for the OP with a 2tr......ok honest mistake.

    OP I would stick to Denso or NGK. OEM uses them for a reason. You dont have to get the Denso iridiums at the dealer, lots of souces.

    Toyota says no anti-seize FWIW.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-cylinder/157316-how-change-sparkplugs-2tr-fe.html
     
  4. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    I thought the 4 Banger used iridium plugs and didn't need to be changed until 100k :notsure:
     
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    Thanks so far guys, is it really that bad to use anti-seize?

    So I'm guessing 15 ft lbs is the right torque for the plugs?
     
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    I'll have to look, but you need it on certain plugs... depends on what the plug is made of. I found the info last year when I was getting ready to change mine.
     
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    Ok, just found out I don't know where my torque wrench is, how tight should the plugs be if I just use a ratchet? 1/2 turn after hand tight? :confused:
     
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    :) I think that a 1/2 turn may be too much torque on the spark plugs. I would just tighten them 1/4 turn after being snug to set the torque.

    I would use the anti seize on the plugs, but I believe that Toyota is afraid that anti seize and torque would pull out threads on the head. You just need to use your own judgement on this.

    I would use some di-electric grease on the spark plug top and on the wire's female connector. It will waterproof the connector and the plug.

    Good Luck.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    For antiseize I just rub a pencil lead over the threads. Seems to work fine.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    That's all it really is anyways, just graphite with some other crap mixed in. Graphite works very well though.
     
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