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Spark plug brands make a difference?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kenneth.morris07, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    kenneth.morris07

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    I'm planing on doing some routine maintenance to include changing my sparkplugs. The stealer ship has the denso plugs for $10 each. That seems steep. Is there a huge difference between plugs? What brands do you guys use if not denso?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:45 AM
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    carcharias

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    They also want $10 for a pcv valve. They're usually MUCH cheaper. I hate my dealership.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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    I now hate your dealership, too. :D
     
  5. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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  6. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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    I have had good luck buying from these guys.
    Sparkplugs.com

    They have been much cheaper for everything form lawnmower plugs to NGK wires and laser iridium plugs.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    What's the difference in plugs? Copper vs laser iridium or whatever. I have no clue. And napa has the denso plugs for $4 each
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    I used E3 plugs on my truck and noticed that it sounded better after installing them, it wasnt a huge notice but i could tell that it was running better.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    There's a thread somewhere on these boards (or it could be a conversation in that thread I posted earlier) where the higher grade spark plugs give no discernable difference in performance. Think Chris4x4 wrote it. You'll be a-ok with the Densos.
     
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    Got six (Denso OEMs) for $21 shipped from Dahl Toyota. Ask for Nathan and he will set you up.

    I don't know their site off of the top of my head, but here is their ebay store. I have brought quite a few things from them that weren't on the ebay listing - I just asked and got a qoute that included shipping. Nathan will hook you up.
    http://stores.ebay.com/dahltoyota/
     
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  12. Apr 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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    You don't need the weird plugs for the 4.0. I have to use the laser iridium plugs on an Accord I have. It has a 100K interval. For my 3.4L first gen you had to use dual electrode plugs.

    For the 4.0 I would just use the same NGK plugs for all six that are listed in the manual. They should not be expensive.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll just pick up the denso plugs and keep on keeping on.
     
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    I used NGKs in 2009 and bought from Rovk Auto. Plan same for 2013
     
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    What do you guys recommend for spark plugs on my 05 Tacoma Reg Cab 4 cyl, E3 or NGKs?
     
  17. May 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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    What brand is in it from Toyota. In the v6 I use the brand that Toyota recommends denso I believe.
     
  18. May 6, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    Either Denso or NGK will work, as they are both OEM. I bought Denso's from advance auto, and they were reasonably priced.
     
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    i used all NGK plugs
     
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    I have an 05' with the 4.0 and as solid as the pcv vavle is on it I dont see myself ever replacing it. Its not one of those incredibly cheap plastic one's like the most of the vehicles I have owned. I just took it off and cleaned it with Air Intake Cleaner, and blew it out with compressed air.
     

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