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Spark Plugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by red06toy, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    red06toy

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    Its almost time to change my plugs again. I put Denso's in the first time. Wondering what brands you guys use, like better?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    I am using Denso Irridiums IKH24...they run colder than the IKH22 and are meant for F/I engines...but its fine to run them in a N/A engine...its actually a little over kill for N/A engines but it won't harm anything or cause any damage in any way...
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    Burgman

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    stock densos are what i hear are recommended the most
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    i stick with stock densos.........no real difference in performance or anything using iridiums, they just cost more.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2

    X2. I have had a few people have issue with their engines running poorly after installing the iridium, and platinum plugs.

    FWIW, In a non FA engine, the colder plug make it more likely to have an incomplete burn in the cumbustion chamber, and can affect performance.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    I just installed Champion plugs...runs fine. Still checking the mileage with the first few tanks.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    When it comes to Toyota, stick with OEM. There is a good reason Toyota is good. Stick with OEM.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    if you go to URD's website: click here for link -> http://www.urdusa.com/index.php?cPath=9_15&osCsid=r047vvs2nrhjbeb1m953arncc3

    it shows you that the price is same for all spark plugs...

    I haven't had any issues after installing the iridium plugs. maybe those individuals that had issues set the gap incorretly?

    after talking to gadget from urd he said that running them wouldn't cause any problems...I have already checked the plugs 2 after installing them cause I was installing the APR X-1 cam gears...nothing wrong with the spark plugs that I saw...
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Good to know. I know too many people who have had the oposite happen, so I am compelled to post. :)
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Sorta begs the question there. OEM is 3 NGK's and 3 Densos. :cool:
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I found on the second gens, the Denso plugs hold their gap better than the NGK's. $0.02
     
  12. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    Autozone or Advance sell Denso? I honestly don't know because I rarely own a vehicle long enough anymore to get to where I need to change the plugs (many have 100K intervals now). I'm at 29,200 so I'll be doing this in another month myself.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    nothing wrong with posting...that's how we learn the correct way and the wrong way to do things...the pro's and con's to every product for our truck...:D

    I found it very odd the 1st time I pulled the plugs...

    I just change my spark plugs every 3 years or every 33K miles or so...more so for piece of mind...when I pulled the original spark plugs at 33K miles there was no carbon build up or damage at all to them...
     
  14. Sep 23, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    This ^^^^^ is why I recomend the OEM plugs.

    Dont belive the hype, people. If your truck is mostly stock, and running fine, use the right plugs.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    I had the 3+3 NGK/Denso plugs. I went the the oem Denso's. I hadnt heard much about the plug choices for our trucks for these truck which is why I posted this thread, and now Im stickin with the Densos. On ebay right now guy selling a tune up package: 6 denso plugs, air filter, oil filter, and crush washer for $35, thats not bad, might get it.
     
  16. Sep 23, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    I haven't had any issues either with iridiums. I installed the NGK's at 80,000 miles.
     
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