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The Truth About Spark Plugs....

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thought you all should read this.

    Another thing that wasnt mentioned, Electircity follows the path of least resistance. So, "E", "V", etc. plugs STILL are only going to generate 1 spark.


    Recomended plugs:

    First gen.

    2RZ-FE & 3RZ-FE engines:

    Denso K16R-U11

    NGK BKR5EYA-U

    Gap .043"

    5VZ-FE engine:

    Denso K16TR11

    NGK BKR5EKB-11

    Gap .043"


    Second gens:

    2TR-FE engine

    Denso SK20HR11

    NGK ILFR6C11

    Gap .039" to .043"

    1GR-FE engine

    Denso K20HR-U11

    NGK LFR6C-11

    Gap .039" to .043"
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    Damn good info! I'll be replacing mine this weekend, thanks Chris!
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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  5. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Hmmm I dont know about this. He is recommending AC, Motorcraft as more reliable then "other guys" ?

    AC Delco and Motorcraft are $hietest spark plugs person can buy. And I mean if there was award for crappiest quality spark plug those two would probably get it every year. Thats my experience with them.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    What specific issues have you had with them relative to other brands?
     
  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Im sure its his opinion for his application. I doubt he is recomending them for Toyotas.
     
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    I put the toyota platinum ones in mine and the damn thing is skipping now. Should have just gotten the cheapo $13 originals.. :(
     
  10. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Good info!
     
  11. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    What was the gaps? Did you make sure the coil packs were installed securly?
     
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    It doesnt matter how many reviews and data there is, people still wont believe it. Just about everyone on TW says you MUST use the dual electrode plugs or your tacoma will get 2mpg and may possibly explode. BS

    I bought the NGK copper plugs that were on sale. Work great, no mileage or performance issues whatsoever.
     
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  13. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    For the first gens, the ignition is designed to be used with the dual electrode plugs. Best performance is achieved with these. Some have had issues useing single electrode plugs, while some havent.
     
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    Going to pull them and check the gap. Coil packs were on good. Got me???? It didn't start till I put them in.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    may have a bad plug. Worst case, Swap in the OEM Denso's
     
  16. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Is this an attempted pre-emptive strike on all the retarded spark plug threads that haven't yet been (but inevitabely will be) posted?

    No offense meant to the retards.

    Oh, while I am at, should I change my synthetic oil every 3,000 miles?

    OK, on a more serious and constructive note, since this is a sticky, you may consider adding the stock spark plug models/numbers for all the Tacoma engines, since I imagine you can proabably do it off the top of your head in about 2 seconds.

    That is, if you aren't too busy or something, like chasing off OZ or deleting "I am asshurt and sicking my lawyers on TW" threads. Or making virtual sammiches. Sir.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    I might, But all that info is in everyones owners manual.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    :anonymous: I like the plugs that are $30 each with diamonds and gold and titanium to make them lighter weight for better weight saving performance, higher HPs (whatever those are) and more MPGs (like a Prius!).





    JK. I get 6 stock NGKs from the dealership and they work flawlessly!
     
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    Yes, but there are lots of first genners who buy used trucks that didn't come with the OM (because I have responded the same way to similar questions, from octane to grease type to capacities).

    Just a thought. I won't even mention "search." That's just too hard.
     
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    Good read, which pretty much covers common sense!

    Though something of note that I've dug into since I'm in need of a plug change soon:

    Enerpulse, makers of Pulstar, who proclaim everywhere they're Made in the USA may have been made in New Mexico at one point... now they've just dropped the "New" and have Autolite make them south of the border. Their proclaimed Sandia National Laboratories collaboration has yet to be quantified... They claim it was spurned from Z-Machine research, which Sandia's site says nothing of their collaboration -- And everything they try to make claims of falls directly in the snake oil category. :crapstorm:
     
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