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My spark plugs with 95k miles on them.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bruce1271, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    bruce1271

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    Got around to changing my plugs today. Guess I shouldnt have waited so long from the looks of it, but I cant tell any difference in running performance between the old and newly installed ones. NGK's looked a little worse than the denso's and the Cylinder closest to the cab was the worst as far as dark build-up on each side of the 6.

    NGK

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    DENSO

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  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    flyingface

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    I should probably get around to changing mine sometime...
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    I change my mind. My truck is running stronger and is starting faster. I am finding myself holding the key on the starter too long out of habit. A good 2 1/2 Mississippi was required to start my truck. Now only 1 1/2 with new plugs.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Yeah guys, they should be changed about every 25,000-30,000 miles.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    WHOLEY SHIT! Those gaps are HUGE!
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Poor little sparks were probably saying the same thing :laugh:
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    Did you measure those gaps? What did you replace them with?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    what kind of spark plugs you guys using??
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    regular plat plugs should be .040 and iridiums should be .044....per vato zone's computers yesterday. changing mine out tomorrow at a tad over 30k
     
  10. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Whaddya think? A dime, maybe even a nickel, could fit in those? Gap measurements and pocket change shouldn't go together in the same sentence... :laugh:
     
  11. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Factory spec is .039 - .043 in. I'm just curious to know how ridiculously far off these were.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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  13. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Those used plugs have a 0.060 gap! and i bought the densos from the dealer and they came pre-gapped to 0.041. Not sure if autozones are pre-gapped.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    wat?
    auto zone plugs are usually pregapped. the ones i bought were
     
  15. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    I checked mine about 5,000 miles ago on my 4 cyl, and the gaps were still good. they still looked ok too. I have no clue when they were last changed since i have only owned the truck for 16,000 miles.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Any possibility you can do Close up of those two sparkplags with sharper image?
     
  17. Feb 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    bruce if you retake your photos, turn on the "macro" feature in your camera. It's usually the flower icon. It's for closeups.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    That was the first thing I noticed also, haha.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    wow
    I have changed mine twice now, both after 30k each time. The gap had grown to .048 and I could definitely tell a difference at startup and idle smoothness.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    So is consensus that they need to be changed at 30K on v6 ? Seems low but I guess better change them more often.
     
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