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So I changed out my spark plugs today

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by uberjason, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    uberjason

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    Finally warmed up enough to change out the spark plugs and do a minor tune-up. I do believe they were the original factory plugs, as in never changed by previous owner, see pix. Warn down like crazy but no signs of anything bad. Taco has 122k, 4k of which is mine. Cleaned MAF and throttle body as well. Purrs like a kitten. :)

    The first photo is of plug #2 the worst warn one.

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  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

    CUtacomaTIGER Unprofessional Driver

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    mine looked very similar to yours and like you i didn't have any record of previous owner(s) changing them. I'd assume some one would have had to though. i don't think these plugs can last over 100k, but maybe they can i dont know
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    jberry813

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    ...too much shit to list.
    If they were factory plugs, 3 would be Denso, and 3 would be NGK.
    Looks like all yours are Denso.

    Oops...nevermind....ur a 2.7
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Wow, looking at those plugs, you should get a lot better gas mileage now!:D
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    If the 2.7 is like the 5vz, the plugs it requires are dual electrode.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    uberjason

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    I guess the don't require a dual electrode plug Tacomadude, picked up the oem denso plugs at my local toyota dealer and they were standard electrode copper plugs. Drove her about 35 miles to work today and she purrs like a kitten now. Rough idle gone starts hella quicker too.
     
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