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Spark plugs and tranny fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    It's time to change my spark plus and transmission fluid. What are the best spark plugs to get? Any recommendations for the tranny fluid?

    Thanks.

    NEW QUESTION: I've found the DIY for the full flush for auto transmissions, but that requires 14 quarts of fluid! I only bought and want to pay for the needed 4 quarts. What do I do?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    WS fluid for the auto tranny, and the OEM Denso plugs listed in my spark plug write up.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    What is WS?
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I believe it's World Service. It's used in the 5 speed auto. The four speed auto still uses Type IV.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Are there no "performance" spark plugs?

    World Service is a type of fluid? Is there a certain brand or anything?
    Where is the cheapest place to get it from?
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I heard "World Standard" or "World Synthetic".....:confused:
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Isn't synthetic better? Is the WS synthetic?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Modern Coil on Plug ignitions all ready put out a shit ton of voltage. Platinum, or Irridium plugs only benafit the force inducted engines. And mulitiple ground plugs are a gimmick. Electricity is going to follow the path of least resistance. Multi tipped plugs may look good in pictures, or in an animation, but they do nothing more than the OEM nickle/copper plugs. Some people have even had the CEL come on when useing different plugs.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    ...yes? Haha. Seriously though, I'm still a little confused. Is WS just a type of atf that several companys make? What is WS?

    Very helpful. Thank you. I need to go through Toyota to buy those right?
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    I think Amsoil is the only brand that has a compatible product (specs wise).
     
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    WS Buy it at the dealer for peace of mind.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    You may be right.

    EDIT. Looks like you were right about World Standard.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Both the Amsoil ATL and the Red Line D6 are compatible, and are both superior products to the Toyota fluid. You can buy gallons of the D6 on Amazon.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    Any arguments?
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Tranny fluid and spark plugs have been purchased. But I have new concerns regarding changing my atf. Please answer my "new question" at the top.

    Thank you.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    where exactly do u ass the fluid i dont see a dip stick to check the tranny fluid levels how do u check them?
     
  17. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    i have an 07 automatic is that a 5 speed auto that ur talking about also i meant add not ass lol
     
  19. Mar 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    if u look on the passenger side of the tranny right before the end of the case (right before the "snout") there is a 24mm plug. that is the fill hole. u need some sort of pump like in the previous pic. the other 2 plugs are on the trans pan. one is the drain plug and the other is the "overflow" plug. vehicle must be running at at operating temp for proper fluid exchange. its a little tricky to perform the whole service.
    technically the WS (world standard) is a 100k mile fluid and does not need to be service till this mile interval.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    It's not too hard to get the trans into temp check mode, before you start draining fluid try it out a few times to be sure you can do it correctly. Keep in mind the Toyota WS fluid is $7-8 a quart and you'll need around 3-4 quarts to do the drain/refill. My plan is to change it over the next couple oil changes to eventually get a good amount of new fluid in there.
     
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