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Pulstar Spark Plugs? 2.7L

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BobSaget916, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    BobSaget916

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    Hey guys, i'm looking to change my spark plugs pretty soon, I have 63k miles. I was either going to get a set of Denso's or NGK's knowing that they both make good products. I was just curious if anyone has experienced first hand how the Pulstar plugs work. I've never used them but I see them advertised and a few friends swear by them. Has anyone used them? Should I put em in the taco? They are kinda pricey, around $14 per plug.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Just regular old NGK's will do the job just well. NGK is some good shit. I have always run NGK plugs in all of my vehicles.

    All those fancy plugs with the extra electrodes and stuff aren't worth the money.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you have the 4cyl...so you have iridium plugs from the factory, which are good up to 100k miles, so no real need to change them yet. other than that....i'd stick to denso plugs.....or ngk....over any other plug out there.
     
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    Well I run NGK in all my other stuff and never had a single problem with an NGK plug. Plus I work at a motorcycle dealership and we're an NGK dealer so I can prob get em at cost lol.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    I use Denso Iridium U-Gap plugs they work great and they are not to expensive. What ever you use get Iridium plugs according to Toyota that is what you are supposed to use, plus they last longer.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    a friend of mine that works at a mechanic shop showed me the pulstars he had pulled out of a customer vehicle, they were broken... and after they replaced them with oem plugs, the vehicle ran better than ever
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    tacopuppy

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    I would just go with regular NGK or Denso in the red OEM Toyota box from your stealer. Do the Pulstars work? Sure they do, just as well as the OEM versions. But, if you want to spend the extra $ to get a warm fuzzy, and a possible .5% increase in mpg, go for it. the fancy spark plugs are just snake oil for common drivers like me
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Ya i bought some for my Yoda and they suck!!! i should have just gone with what toyota say to use!!! DONT USE PULSTAR PLUGS!!!!
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Aside from the PulseStar plugs being fragile...They also can cause a lean out condition in the engine....Thus triggering a CEL
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    plugs as well as most other maintenance parts, its best to go with oem.
     
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