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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by derevere, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    derevere

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    Can anyone direct me to any information on changing plugs on a 2003 Tacoma 4cyl. manual trans. Thanks in advance. J
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    Welcome to TW.

    I dont think there is a write up on how to do it, but its a pretty straight forward venture. Use a little bit of anti sieze on the threads of the new plugs, and do not torque them past 15 ft-lbs. Also, use the OEM twin ground electrode plugs. Both sides gapped to .040"
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    Thanks , Just a bit confused as to why that bridge has to run right over the top of the plugs.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    What "bridge"?
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    If you are talking about that bracket, it can be removed. I think there are (2) 12mm bolts holding it. you remove the top one, and loosen the bottom one, and you can move it out of the way.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    right side of engine directly over the plugs is a something you might call a "Maintenence Inhibitor" I will take a picture and attach it to the thread . Thanks
     
  7. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    "Maintenence Inhibitor"

    :rofl:

    Yeah, I have run across some of those in my life.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    As have I. Some are known as "Red Locktight", "My Wife", "Going to ER", etc.....
     
  9. Dec 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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  11. Dec 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Yeah. Your right. I didnt catch that it was the 4 banger. :eek:
     
  12. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    I'm looking at getting new plugs, too. I know Chris is an advocate for stock plugs, and I've looked around the net at TTORA and TW and google and concluded that anything besides oem ignition stuff is basically a waste of money unless you're s/c'ed.

    So I should get the Denso Iridiums like these IK20's?

    If Autozone has 'em I'm gonna head down there to get my friends and family 20% discount!
     
  13. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    On my 2000 2.7, I ran the OEM plugs ( Non iridium), and had good results. I didnt get the Iridium plugs until I SC'ed.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Just looked at my Haynes. It lists either:
    Denso K16R-U
    NGK BKR5EYA

    So...go for the Denso's K16R-U's/the iridium IK20's, or the NGK's

    OR

    It doesn't really matter at all, you're giving me a headache with all these choices just get whatever.

    Input appreciated ^_^
     
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