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The Best spark plugs and fuel filter?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 at 3:00 AM
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    2004Taco

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    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    The best plugs for the 3.4L are the OEM NGK.

    I am not sure about the fuel filter.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    i'd go with oem plugs and a wix fuel filter. ..actually, anytime you need any kind of filter, go with wix if it's available. ...they make good stuff.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    steve o 77

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    x2 I haven't changed my filter yet but I do know it has a Fram in it now:eek: I wonder if their fuel filters are as bad as their oil filters???
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    NGK or Denso dual electrode.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    Whitfield

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    X3 on Wix & OEM NGK's


    Just a little info on Platniums from last time I did some research...

    [quote author=Whitfield link=topic=103819.msg1062162#msg1062162 date=1256344263]
    I avoid the platnium plugs. They are designed for the 70k - 100k miles tune up (endurance) not premium performance.
    http://www.fueleconomy-blog.com/spark-plugs-for-fuel-economy/
    The most common materials a spark plug is made out of would be copper or platinum. Platinum plugs have gotten a lot of press and marketing in the last decade or so. One of the major marketing messages is that platinum plugs increase fuel economy.
    The truth is that copper actually conducts electricity better than platinum and produces a stronger spark (and thus a better burn). However copper doesn’t last as long as platinum, which is how they can make the false statement. If left unchanged over 20-30K miles then platinum plugs can produce better fuel economy.
    The moral of the story is that if you can replace the plugs more often stick with copper. They will produce better fuel economy and cost less than platinum plugs.

    Also:
    Platinum spark plugs are not recommended for many older appliacatoiins due to the fact that the tip surfaces of a platinum spark plug is not large enough to make a good conductor in a non perfect (Read older vehicle's) environment. Standard type spark plugs provide plenty of surface area for the spark to conduct under such conditions. Therefore a conventional spark plug is recommended because it has a larger surface area that will allow the spark to occur.
    In a racing environment, there are generally no emissions standards and an excessive amount of fuel present. This environment can cause spark blowout if you are not using the appropriate setup. Same can be applied to high miles engines that are burning / using oil.

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  7. Apr 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i havent had any probs outta my denso's and the filter i picked up at autozone.
     
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