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New Spark Plugs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NOAH, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    NOAH

    NOAH [OP] Member

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    Hitting 30K soon should I have new plugs installed? If so what are the best brand for my V6?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    PA452

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    I just went and bought six Denso plugs (copper core) from the dealer. No one else around here had the right ones in stock.

    Don't know if you already know, but one side of your engine will have Densos and the other side will have NGKs. I don't remember exactly offhand now, but the gap is either supposed to be .041 or .043. My old Densos were at about .045-.046 and the NGKs were at .055-.056.

    I did my change just recently at about 43K.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Stock Densos are the best choice for the 4.0 Plenty of folks have had problems with switching to platinum, iridium etc. in this engine. :)
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Bingo. Get the plugs I have listed in my write up, and follow my instructions. :)
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Chester

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    Stock!I was surprised how much power was lost to worn plugs!With the stick I think you tend to notice it more on takeoffs.I followed chris4x4's writeup real snap having all the tools needed ready to go.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I'm such a freaking slacker. At 35K and still haven't replaced. DEFINITELY getting on that next weekend.
     
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