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Spark plugs

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rab89, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    When's the last time you changed your spark plugs? i hadn't ever done mine, as I've only had my truck for a year and a half. but I was at the store today, and picked up some bosch platinum plus plugs, on sale for 3 bucks a piece.

    It only took about an hour.
    my truck had a hesitation, it felt like a turbo was kicking in cause it wasn't getting much power in the lower rpm's. well that went away, and my throttle response seems a bit better too! AWESOME! My mpg has been shitty lately too, so hopefully this helps.

    I'd recommend you do it if you haven't in a while.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Ford Guy (Formerly known as a Toyota Guy)

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    Yeah I agree, new plugs can make a big difference... but why'd you get the platinum ones? Should have gone with Iridium plugs then you wouldn't have to change them so often..

    Iridium Spark Plugs:
    Iridium spark plugs, which are available for select Toyota models, have several benefits:
    A smaller center electrode and promoting higher performance.
    Iridium is a more durable material than platinum (its melting point is approximately 1,200° F higher than platinum).
    And Iridium spark plugs last longer than conventional spark plugs. (Up to 110,000 miles.)
    http://www.toyota.com/dealers/services/spark_plugs.html
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 11:08 PM
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    rab89

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    because I kept putting it off and i didnt do my research ahead of time :p

    I don't mind doing them more often though, pretty cheap and easy. but thanks for teh heads up, I'll try them next time
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I changed mine @ 80,000 miles to Irridium plugs.
     
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