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Should I do a tune up?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by norcal4banger, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. norcal4banger

    norcal4banger [OP] 11-98 MUD

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    I have a 120k miles. Should I take it in for a tune up? Hasn't had one yet.

    Also, I was already planning on replacing the spark plugs. I'm assuming they're fine still because I haven't looked at them but at 120k I figure why not. So what kind of spark plugs should I get?
     
  2. norcal4banger

    norcal4banger [OP] 11-98 MUD

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    I guess no?:)
     
  3. Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    not sure what plugs the 4 cyl has but the best plugs have a expected life of 100k, so id go ahead and buy some factory replacement plugs.
     
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    There's not much to tune up on these engines. Spark plugs are spec'd for 100k. I went with OEM denso plugs. Coolant is also spec'd at 100k. Again I went with the Toyota coolant like the manual says. Fuel filter is in the tank and supposedly lifetime so I didn't replace that yet. Replaced the serpentine belt not too long ago so it didn't need it at 100k. Check brake pads/rotors and adjust the rear drums. Clean/change your air filter and change your oil/filter and you're pretty much set.
     
  5. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    I know my 08 says to replace the plugs, even under severe service, the first time at 120K.

    Change em out.

    Do it yourself.

    Clean your throttle and intake to.
     
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    if you have the 2.7 like in mine the fuel filter is located under the intake manafold. i had to take mine off to replace it.

     
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    ecoterragaia Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately on 2nd gens, they're located in the tank. Same way with my wife's Honda Fit. Sucks cause it's one of the first places I'd look if fueling issues were a concern.
     
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    Are you sure it's the filter in the tank and not the pump?.
     
  9. Bogeyman

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    Changed my plugs at 190K. They needed changing but truck was still starting and running fine before I did it. I went with Autolite Double Platinum fine pin. I can tell a difference in the amount of gas I have to give to accelerate and maintain cruising speeds. Easy to do yourself, about a 2 hour job. Change my oil every 10K, always have. Use Royal Purple 5-30. And yes, fuel filter is in the tank on 2nd gen tacos.

    HA, just noticed how old this thread is. Oh well....
     
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