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Gas mileage up since new plugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhowell, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Feb 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    rhowell

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    I managed an extra 20 miles on my first tank with new plugs. I drove normal which for me is no-where near granny driving.

    Changed the front and rear diffs with royal purple today. First time in 60,000 miles.

    Going to be interesting to see if mileage goes up more.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt Supercharged Mileage Master

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    Cool. Which plugs did you end up going with?
     
  3. Feb 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    Champion platinum gap at .41
     
  4. Feb 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    fireroad

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    What shape where your factory plugs in ie carbon build up, gap, etc? How many miles did they have on them?
     
  5. Feb 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    rhowell

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    60,000 miles. Really brown but I would say normal. Gap was about .51 so they were beyond spec by a fair bit.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    ScissorMeTimbers

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    I need to do this, getting about 240 miles before my light comes on. Not the first owner and pretty sure my plugs haven't been changed for a very long time (@80k miles)
     
  7. Feb 18, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    tacomakid96

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    Same here my plugs have 60k on them
     
  8. Feb 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    wrxRome

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    When I changed mine the stick plugs had a gap of .098
     
  9. Feb 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers Crème fraîche.

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    lol ordered OEM Denso plugs for $3.47 w/ free shipping from Amazon. Here is the link - other sites have them cheaper but charge more in s/h.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004T1PLDW/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  10. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Changed my plugs today, old ones had .063-.065 gap so definitely needed to be replaced. Hope I see the same results
     
  11. Feb 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I bought OEM plugs on Ebay for less than $20 from http://myworld.ebay.com/1toyotaparts/ . Doesn't look like they have any at the moment, though.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    packfan88

    packfan88 Very Nice !

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    you have the part number for when they are in stock?
     
  13. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Keep us posted. This tank I am granny driving to see what I get. As soon as it is empty I am going to fill up with premium to see what happens.
     
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