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Showed the Taco some love

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FL Forester, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    FL Forester

    FL Forester [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Seafoamed and changed the spark plugs on my truck today. Had to drive all over to find the right plugs. Finally found them at Advance. Runs so much smoother now. Thanks to all of those that posted how to advice.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    What does changing the spark plugs do?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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  4. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    w8n4mud

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    If that's love, I'd hate to see what happens when you're mad. Kick the tire? LOL. At least you're taking care of it. I enjoy watching... did you take pics of you changing the spark plugs? It's always hot under the hood. :D
     
  5. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    FL Forester

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    I didn't take pictures of changing the plugs. I was working by myself.

    When I am mad at it I take it through the mud and bushes.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    When you have old plugs there can either be carbon bulid up on the plug or it is a completely dead plug.

    When you put in new plugs it makes youre truck drive and idle smoother because it is igniting the gas very effectively therefore giving you better MPGs. Toyota recommends you change them every 25,000 miles (or something like that)
     
  7. Apr 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Gotta change mine in that case :eek:
     
  8. Apr 18, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    I changed mine the other day at about 32,800 miles, and i only noticed a little difference. Never change the sparg plugs on an aluminum headed engine when it is hot, and always, ALWAYS use anti-sieze compound. These were quite possibly, the easiest plugs I have ever chenged on anything. Took me 25 minutes!! Good job on proper maintenence.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    FL Forester

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    After driving the truck in town to run an errand it is night and day difference between the before and after. Runs smoother, quicker response, got all of my power back. I recommend this to anyone.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    What type of plugs?
     
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