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Finally New Spark Plugs After 90K Miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yoterman, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Yoterman

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    Well I bought this truck a few months back with 87K miles on it. This weekend I decided to start on my 90K mile service. I bought my spark plugs (Denso) on Amazon for around $3 a piece. It took my about an hour to change the plugs and to my surprise, they were the original plugs. I measured the gap on the old ones. NGK=.061 & Denso .055 Wow! I also cleaned the throttle body while I was at it. Now my truck idles much smoother. I took a couple pics with my phone so sorry about the quality. Next, I will be tackling the drivetrain fluids.

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  2. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    DueNorth

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    That's a long time to go without changing the plugs! If that truck was serviced at a dealership, they outta be ashamed.

    If I was a "unaware" vehicle owner, I would expect the dealer to lemme know what service is expected when (even if it is the owners manual). Just sayin'.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    yea that is shocking for them to be the original. I'm about to change into my second set of plugs and I'm just about to turn 70K. i changed my originals out at 33k
     
  4. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    speedydave

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    They are worn, but look like the engine is running good.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Mine were changed for the first time @ 179k :) They had been eaten away a bit by that time...
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:16 AM
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    I'm suprised that you were able to get those out without breaking them. Everytime I change plugs I hold my breath when I break them loose. One thing I did is let my truck warm up a bit before I took them out. I think it helps, especially if they have been in there for a while.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    They came out no problem...if I remember correctly the engine was a bit warm when doing it.
     
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