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Spark Plugs and Wires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Afraz, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 2:09 AM
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    Afraz

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    Hey Guys,

    I am looking to do a tuneup, i got carried away with the cosmetics of my truck. And figured i better get on top of it before i end up buying useless things and spending all my money.

    I was told to get E3 spark plugs, Amazon has em listed for 5.95 for each + shipping.

    But i went to a PENN Parts store and they reccomended i go with an NGK Iridium for 15 dollars Each + an NGK spark plug wire combo about 200 bucks total for 6 wires and 6 iriduim plugs.

    Does anyone know anything about spark plugs and wires ?

    I was on a Southern Ontario Tacoma forum, and a guy there said to go for the E3 spark plugs because they have somethign special about em, and to buy Taylors spark plug wires.

    Anywho, my question is. What is the BEST SPARK PLUG / Wire combo that i can get for my Tacoma ?

    Also what else should i look forward to getting done, tuneup wise.

    I heard about getting a K&N air filter / intake kit at about 500-600 bucks. But is it really worth all this cash ? does it really drastically reduce your fuel consumption and increase performance ?

    Do you also need to couple that with a Magnaflow exhaust system ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    twfsa

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    OEM plugs and wires, save your cash on the K&N and the exhaust the only change as far as those last 2 items, you will notice is your wallet will be a little lighter, not enough of a performance or gas mileage change to even notice, my $0.02!!!!!!!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    You don't have spark plug wires. Also E3 is junk. OEM plugs are the best.

    K&N intakes are junk. Search deckplate mod.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    lil J

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    denso plugs & ngk wires are the only way to go
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    You have coil packs if memory serves me correctly, this means $90/each if you really want to replace them which you don't unless the truck is missing on a cylinder... So, you don't have plug wires...

    Just replace the plugs with standard NGK spark plugs...
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    Afraz

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    I dont even have wires in there - lol i feel dumb now :p

    Coils eh, no i am not missing anything, least i don't know of anything. If i was the check engine should come on i guess.

    Thanks for the "truth about spark plugs post"

    I will stick to NGK Iridums, or Denso (will do some research on the Denso's)
     
  8. Feb 18, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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    scocar

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    All that shit is hype engineered to empty your wallet. Use stock Densos (see attached). These are for the V6.

    Put in a fresh stock air filter (Napa Gold is good), clean the MAF and throttle body, new stock plugs. That's all the tuneup there is on these trucks. Deck plate mod if you want to add around 8 hp max, if you even notice it.

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  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    I Second that...Denso plugs and NGK wires
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    I run NGK. And idk who said you dont have plug wires but yes you do have plug wires.

    You have 3 total that run from the coil packs on the passenger side of your rig to the plugs on the drivers side.

    I recently replaced my plugs, plug wires, all my belts. And only paid 90$ for everything but i did get a discount cause my buddy works at the parts story but $200 sounds way high for just plugs and wires.
    Let me know if you got anymore questions.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    What's the part number for the NGK wires?
     
  12. Apr 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    $27 sounds like a good deal. I just need one of those NGK sets wright (#4412)? Then 6 Denso K16TR11 correct.
     
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    Not exactly sure what the 4412 is but you just need one of those sets that I linked. (only 3 wires for our V6s - the other three are coils)

    And I'm not sure on what the Denso part number is either. I just went to the dealer for mine. It was $18 or so for all 6.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Thanks, the #4412 is apparently the most commonly used number for the NGK wires, they are also labeled as TE66 and W0133-1742072. The Denso K16TR11 plug number I got from someone elses post. But thanks for your assistance.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    Go to Napa, get NGK or Napa Gold everything. Napa gold filters are good too (WIX)
     
  17. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    My local NAPA closed a few months ago but thanks for the info.
     
  18. May 1, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    I will be going to napa for an air filter. How much are they at NAPA?
     
  19. May 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    Well I know the 2001 3.4 v6 has 3 wires that wrap around and connect to the coil packs on the other 3 spark plugs. The newer model V6's have 6 individual coils on each spark plug. I guess it's nice not to have to deal with wires but bet each coil is pricey.

    As for spark plugs and wires I've usually gone for Platinum plugs and NGK wires. Plugs have always done well and last a very long time. Wires typically do not go bad because they r built to last. Since its recommended I have changed mine once and that was after 10 years. Spark plugs, yeah they should be changed especially if its missing out.
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2015 at 5:32 AM
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    I have a 2001 Tac and need to replace the plug wires. It looks like they go back to the fire wall and disappear where are they and is this as hard as it looks? I replaced the plugs and coils myself but the wires look more difficult!
     
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