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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AK27, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    AK27

    AK27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just had my maintenance service, new plugs and throttle body cleaned.....what a big difference! feels like a big difference just in throttle control alone! could be just me being hyped up that the mech told me my truck is in perfect condition!

    stupid rant but felt like bragging :D
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Hell, any mechanic will tell you that! :gossip:
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    AK27

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    yes but its better then getting the, hey guess what, you need this and this and likely need this! :eek:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the honest,good mechanics will!

    the shady ones come up with all kinds of bs that your truck "needs.......or it will break down"!;)
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    AK27

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    thanks tacomaman! thats what i was trying to say and i trust the mechanic i use
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good to hear! :)
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    AK27

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    thanks chris, i took your advice and stayed with the oem plugs!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good call! Did you by any chance know what the gap on the old plugs was? :)
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    AK27

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    i believe he said it was set at 48
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Janster

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    What all did they do and what did they charge you?
     
  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    AK27

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    i had the plugs changed, oil and filter, and the 12 month service completed (from the service manual). oh and they cleaned the throttle body. after my buddy's discount i paid $228.92
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    AK27

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    hey chris, i just checked the bill and the old ones were gapped at .043. that was with over 65,000 miles on them
     
  13. Feb 4, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    WOW. Ok. Thanks ALOT for that info! :)
     
  14. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Delmarva

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    How does that affect your trend data on plug gapping?
     
  15. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Seems that almost all of the plugs from the factory have been gapped wrong. Given the milage of Ak27's plugs, they may have been gapped around .035 or less from the factory.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    nitrus5

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    stupid question are the oem plugs NGK's??
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    NGK on one side, Denso on the other. Best plug to use (I have found) is the Denso's.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    thanks!
    what would the reason for doing ngk's on one side and denso's on the other??
     
  19. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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