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Spark plugs for a V6 04

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacomaislife, May 25, 2020.

  1. May 25, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Tacomaislife

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    Hello everyone I was wondering which spark plugs are the best for a v6 2004
     
  2. May 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    Glamisman

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    as a general rule japanese plugs for a japanese vehicle... NGK or Denso are fine, Motorcraft or Champions, not so much.
     
  3. May 25, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    15904313030111273989632.jpgIf you search spark plugs for these engines, you will see many choices. Stick with the ones in the manual and you'll be fine.
     
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  4. May 25, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Funny how many questions on here can be answered by cracking open the owners manual, isnt it?
     
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  5. May 25, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    See if you can buy them from a local Toyota dealer. I have gotten them for under $3 a plug from the dealer, and I've been given the wrong plug at your local auto parts store for $6 each. For whatever reason, my local dealer is significantly cheaper RE spark plugs and oil filters.
     
  6. May 25, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    Yeah, there's a lot of useful info (and tons of dumb shit) in them.

    Not knocking the op as these trucks have been resold a time or two and the manual sometimes walks away.
     
  7. May 25, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Well these work

    Screenshot_20200525-190640.jpg
     
  8. May 25, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Well, I gave you the info.
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Is it true its recommended to use the double ground spark plugs for our trucks? Mine currently has NGK single ground. Does it make that much a difference ?
     
  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Do what the replies above are telling you. At $3 a plug, $18 total, that's cheaper than what you're looking at on Amazon and its what's recommended by the manufacturer.
     
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    Do you have the 3.4? Dual electrodes for that engine.

    There have been 10,000 posts arguing about it to death (some say you can use single electrode no problem).

    But I’m going to side with Toyota on this one and go with the OEM spec/recommendation of dual electrodes.
     
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    With waste spark systems like the 3.4 the dual ground is ideal. Waste spark fires @ TDC everytime so twice as often, thus a dual ground is prefered.
     
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    @Bishop84 @Madjik_Man Thanks! I have ordered OEM plugs and wires. Time to get this autozone crap off my truck. Hopefully my mileage is a little better as well.
     
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    Which is why I feel the need to share with OP that you can find the owners manual in PDF form on Toyota's website. I keep one on my phone and computer. It's very convenient.
     
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    It is recommended you use Denso or NGK sparkplugs

    Then if you don't know what to choose between copper, platinum or iridium, the only difference between them is their longevity. They don't give more HP or anything

    Copper is the cheapest but they also have the shortest lifespan. They must be replaced at about 30k miles intervals
    Platinum have a longer lifespan, needing to be replaced at about 100k miles
    Iridium are the most expensive of the bunch, but they can last for 120k+ miles
     
  17. Jul 1, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    Be careful when buying on internet, lots of counterfeit plugs, no matter where seller is from (some don't even know they have fakes!)
     
  18. Jul 1, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    I've never not been able to buy NGK plugs at local part stores. If you want Denso then go to their website and buy from the retailers they list. That way you won't get any counterfeits because they exist on Amazon and elsewhere.
     
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    Good points.
     

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