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Spark Plug + Diff Fluid Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPower05, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    PPower05

    PPower05 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    Wanted to run this by the masses.... After reading through the fourm, I have noticed a lot of guys changing out their diff fluids and spark plugs @ 30K miles. I went to my local mechanics (pretty stand up, I trust them) and they felt that changing the diff fluids so early was unnessary. They did, however, state that my plugs would need to go, as they are standard plugs. My thoughts:

    1). Change the plugs to an irudium plug that only needs to be changed every 100K.

    2). Waiting until at least 60K to change the diff fluids.

    The truck has 38500 miles on it, no problems. It is a 2010 DC TRD Offroad 4x4. I don't do crazy off roading, and I have never towed anything with it. Most of the miles it has seen is highway. Your thoughts???
    Thanks!

    PS- Sorry about the misspelling(s)!
     
  2. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Watari06V6

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    1). Change the plugs to an irudium plug that only needs to be changed every 100K. i replaced mine at 80k and my plugs still looks prestine! use oem plugs and save your money on other things ;)

    2). Waiting until at least 60K to change the diff fluids. i replaced mine also at 80k..no probs :D
     
  3. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Pugga

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    I agree with Whipper, stick with stock plugs. I swapped mine at 40k miles and they weren't bad but they definitely needed to be replaced.

    Diff fluids really depends on usage. I tow fairly frequently so I changed the diffs and x-fer case fluids at 30k miles.
     
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