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Spark plug replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by guitar2323, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:43 PM
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    guitar2323

    guitar2323 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 2013 has 4.0L has 13,200 miles on it. The maintenance book says to change the plugs at 30,000 or 36 months. I've always went by the mileage. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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    procomp leveling kit,77series k&n cause it looks cool i guess
    do it get the ome for toyota or do what some do on here get copper. its all up to you if you feel the truck is lagging i would
     
  3. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    I haven't checked but is one side going to be Denso and the other sideNGK?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    Dealer plugs just cost me $70.00 for 4.
    I'd say wait awhile.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    procomp leveling kit,77series k&n cause it looks cool i guess
    yeah that is what the v6 come out of the factory with i hear dont see why you cant put them all the same brand tho. there are also a few threads on here about spark plugs if you have not looked yet check them out.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    A lot of people seem to like to go with Denso for both sides
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    procomp leveling kit,77series k&n cause it looks cool i guess
    70 for 4 dam yeah just wait because i spark plugs can last a while anyway and you have very low miles on you truck anyway but nice truck man
     
  9. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    My 15 had Denso in all 6 holes
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    It only took me 40 minutes and that was taking it slow. Went with Denso for all 6.
     
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    $70 for 4 denso OEM plugs?!?

    I went to the dealer and got them for like $4.50 each...

    Also took me about 45 min taking my time...
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM
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    If he only bought 4 he has a 2.7 liter four cylinder which uses iridium plugs which are more expensive than copper based plugs.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    Ahhh right on. :anonymous:
     
  14. Nov 8, 2016 at 9:31 PM
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    bone stock Denso for me. it's scary enough taking the plugs out of a 35000 interval motor..i would freak if they were welded in after 100,000. no thanks.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    Are you serious ? I think I paid $20 max for plugs from my dealer
     
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    See the comment about the 4cyl taking the iridium plugs... plausible explanation
     
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    Huh? You mean at the factory they use two different brands of plug?

    Huh?

    Why would that be? So they can give both NGK and Denso a slice of business?

    Huh?

    BTW, my Taco is at 27K. The truck runs so well, I can't imagine needing plugs. Just yesterday put in a little under 10 gallons for 202.5 miles. Those miles included four round trips in 4lo up a jeep road that takes 20+ minutes to go 4 miles. I know I should be getting a 30K service pretty soon, but I'm certainly not going to do it right at 30. I'll go 33 or 34 at least unless my mileage drops.
     
  19. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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    Sorry but they are not $70. They are iridium, not unobtanium. Denso Sk16R11 iridium plugs cost $6 apiece.
     
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  20. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    ...unless you buy them from a car dealership.

    To the poster who paid $70, was that just from the parts department or installed?
     

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