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Spark plug change

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by LQQKatmy06, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Mar 29, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    Just did the 30,000 plug change, the drivers side is a *itch took twice as long as the pass side. I had the NGK on drivers and Denso on pass side, the guy at the Toyota parts counter thought I was crazy and never heard of them being different from side to side. Went back with the Denso on both sides.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    i'll be changing mine, just in time for the meet, in 300 miles. did you go back with the standard copper plugs?? how worn down were the stock plugs when you pulled them out??

    i had been thinking of going to the iridium plugs.....but i dont mind changing the plugs every 30k.....so i think im gonna stick with the coppers.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    Went back with the copper, could of ran the plugs for another 30,000 but I always used 93 up until gas went crazy here.

    Higher octane burns colder so its not as hard on plugs. After you change your plugs you might wish you went with the iridium, Im already not looking forward to the next change.

    I had to connect 2 6" extensions together to reach plugs and get above plastic cover on top of the motor to turn my ratchet with no obstructions.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 6:23 AM
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    Tacomaman - Were your plugs different on both sides as well? I read this on another post as well.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 at 6:37 AM
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    yeah, they were. ngk on one side/denso on the other. its they way they are installed at the factory........when they come down the line, one guy has ngk/one guy has denso. its kinda weird.......it was even like that in the 06 i got a couple of months ago. i went with standard denso copper plugs on the 06 i had and on the 04 i have now. easy change.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    Ahaszard

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    My 07 FJ Cruiser had the same. Denso on passenger side and NKG on driver. I have not check the Tacoma yet.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    My 06 Tacoma was this way also...I replaced them all with NGK. The guy who did them for me said he had never seen anything like that before.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    isusww

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    I'm going to change mine this week. I'm going to use the NGK Iridium's all around. Anyone know of a good place to purchase them from? The website doesn't show a part # recommended for an '05 V6. I've found that the Iridium IX have a part # of 6619.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    I did the NGK irridiums a month ago. I bought them from Advanced auto parts. Paid (I think) $63 that included tax. The NGK platinum & irridium were the same price. I looked online at different places, they were more expensive than Advanced. Plus online you would have to pay for shipping.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    I'm about to do the plugs on my 02 as well and have been looking at the NGK Laser Platinums and the NGK Iridiums. I've noticed that the LPs have the twin ground that is required and the Iridums just have a single. Does this really matter? Are there some twin ground Iridiums out there?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    Use the OEM twin ground copper plugs for best results.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    Hey. Im about to change my plugs, I don't think my plugs came pre gapped. Just to make sure, whats the gap for an 06 prerunner, 4L V6?
     
  13. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    .039 to .043
     
  14. Dec 18, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    Anyone use the Autoligh iridium XPs? They were the best ones Kragen had. But now everyone I ask wonders why I didn't go NGK or Denso. Does the brand really make that big-o-diff? Are the Autolights a crappy brand? Should I take them back and get diffrent ones or put them in and see how it runs. Don't want to blow $50 bucks if I don't have to.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    the denso's and ngk's just run better in the tacomas. you can run those autolite's and see how they do, but i'd stick with denso or ngk......just my .02.:)
     
  16. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    is it nessesary to replace the plugs at 30,000? i have an 05 with 34,000. is 30k what the book suggest?
     
  17. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    yeah.....its recommended to change the plugs at 30k on the v6, and 100k for the 4cyl's(they come with iridiums from the factory).
     
  18. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    would you put the iridiums back in it? without haveing to look it up, do you know what i need to set the gap is?
     
  19. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    on both my tacomas.......i just went back with regular copper core denso's.....alot cheaper than iridiums, but then again, i dont mind replacing them every 30k. and gap should be right around .039 to .043. i set all mine right around .040, and i havent had any problems with them.
     
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    I have yet to go to the dealer, but I have hit up two Kragens, an Auto Zone, and a Napa. Nobody has Denso in stock or can even order them.....? I guess I will try to get them off line cause I don't want to go to my dealer. They suck.:mad:
     
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