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Iridium Spark plugs and Super Charger

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ToyotaNovice, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    ToyotaNovice

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    Alright guys.
    I went and bought some Bosch Iridium spark plugs. I haven't installed them yet because I heard that the Iridium Spark plugs aren't good to use with a supercharger? Has anybody heard of this before?
    The guy who told me just said that if I use them "the Iridium will flake off." Is this true?
    Does anybody have Iridium spark plugs with a supercharger?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Iridium plugs are recomended with most supercharged or turbocharged aplications.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Thanks. I knew you'd come through with an answer. I just wanted to double check on that.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    I just installed my supercharger, about two months ago and the new spark plugs that they sent with it,,, are Iridium. Unless you are talking about the first generation Tacoma with a supercharger ????.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Awesome! Glad to hear that! But, yeah my truck is a 1st Generation Tacoma. 2001. Would it matter that?
     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    If your running a blower, use the Iridium plugs. The iridium isnt gonna flake off.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    I don't see how it could "flake off." When you see a plug claiming to be "iridium" it typically means the center electrode is iridium through and through.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Just an update... I installed the Iridium Spark plugs and my truck runs great. Sounds like that's what I should have had in there anyways and that my buddy didn't know what he was talking about. I have had no problems so far. Thanks for the input everybody...always reliable TW!! :D
     
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