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Spark plug question-Toyota vs. Napa

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bamajo, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    bamajo

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    The OEM Denso spark plugs at the local dealership are #90919-01235. Cross reference with NAPA shows it is the same as the 3381 spark plug. Is there any reason to buy the spark plugs at the dealership or will the plugs be the same from NAPA? There is a cost difference.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    I got mine at NAPA. Can’t remember just make sure the Denso part #’s on the box match. There were pics on the write up here on TW of the Toyota box.. same product different box and price.

    Again, match part #.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    I got my Denso plugs from Napa, but I didn’t compare prices with Toyota. The plugs have been in for 25,000 miles with no issues.
     
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    these as listed above......90919-01235

    Amazon......$4-5 a pop......free ship......easier than going to any store

    [​IMG]
     
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    Put in the Denso number and you can get them 3.70 a piece on Amazon. Just making sure the Toyota package does not have a superior quality.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    It’s the same part from Denso. Toyota does nothing but put out it in their box.. lol
     
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    Unfortunately I would not trust Amazon for spark plugs. Lots of fake spark plugs being sold on Amazon. Check youtube for comparasions. One person contacted NGK and asked if they were genuine NGK said no.

    To be safe purchase from Dealer. Spark plugs for our trucks are super cheap even from the dealer since we use non iridium.

    The part number referenced above costs $2.74 a piece from ToyotaPartsDeal. Not sure why someone would to by elsewhere. Toyota is not making hardly any money on these.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr9J3eQk-kE
     
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    The Toyota boxed Denso plugs were actually cheaper at the dealer for me, $2.50 each.
     
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    ya shoulda bought 12 !!!!!!!!
     
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    Pretty sure it happened to me.. went to advance and just got 6 ngk v powers I had purchased Denso plugs online
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/misfire-cylinder-2-broken-spark-plug.646786/
     
  12. Mar 12, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    They’re doing counterfeit oil filters too now.. I think my last case I purchased on eBay is real tho.
     
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    It’s <$25 for 6 at the dealer and they last up to 50K miles. I pinch pennies where it’s acceptable but pinching pennies on spark plugs is not a place where I will.
     
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    $25.20 at dealership for all 6. I keep my receipts, and the more that say Toyota the better it would be if I wanna sell mine some day. I cheap out on plenty other things not related to the engine or drive train. :notsure:
     
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    I did the exact same thing, didn't get the money back but bought the DENSOs from rockauto alls good with them
     
  17. Mar 12, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    Toyota packaged ones may be pre-gapped (to save the mechanic time).
     
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    I bought mine from Napa and all were pre gapped.

    One was slightly off but still useable if I didn’t check.
     
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    Did they come in Napa packaging or Denso packaging?
     
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    Pretty sure Denso.

    I don’t imagine NAPA would sell Denso with their own packaging, since it’s not their item? I wish I had taken a pic tho.
     

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