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The Truth About Spark Plugs....

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

  1. May 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

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    I call BS on this ^,

    I'm just now changing my factory plugs at 52K.
    Up to about 50k miles I was getting over 18mpg and over 19.3 when the truck was stock.
    Now that I'm losing mpg est around 17mpg,
    I will change the plugs with Denso PKH20TT@ $2.60each from NAPA auto parts, with a .43gap

    http://www.globaldenso.com/cgi-bin/...arch&filename=4w-64.txt&name=TACOMA&cc=&FF=50
     
  2. Jun 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    i just went through a nightmare with plugs. i bought some e3 from pepboys because i needed them and didn't have time to grab them somewhere else. They told me they're just the same as denso's and all the other ones. I took they're word like a moron and ever since then the truck has been throwing codes, blew out two coils on the 2 and 4 plugs. Burned up the o2 sensors from running lean. Moral of the story, stay away fromt the 6.00 plugs, they only cost you more in the long run
     
  3. Jun 25, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    I would suggest don't buy a vehicle from anyone that can't produce the OM, big red flag!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    I'm wondering how many times you can reuse a spark plug. clean it up and gap it correctly, is it still a good spark plug?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I'd just change them.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    I concur. But to stay on topic here, my post was in regard to adding 1st gen information to this thread for folks who do not have the owners manual, because we try to help people on this site.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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  8. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    Lol, the 1lb you save with the lighter weight plugs gives you an extra mpg yearly, think of all that $$$ you save at the pumps!!!:D
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    Hi:
    a mechanic down here told me that my taco 01 wears some kind of "special" sparks that I should change every 100K, it's true? I'm new in this thing of DIY. If not should I wear Denso K16R-U11? Thx for your advice.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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  11. Oct 1, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    You have a 5VZ engine. Not a 1GR. But those look to be the correct plugs for your application.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    rightright, no the "1G" was abbreviation for 1st Generation. Sry for the confusion there :p
     
  13. Oct 12, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    This thread has been very helpful and funny. Got a laugh and I know what plugs to go with now. Have a good one everyone!
     
  14. Oct 12, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    E3 all the way!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    if u wana put a downer on plugs use autolites and champion they really suck
     
  16. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Just installed OEM Densos for 2nd Gen 4.0 with .43 gap and diff oil based on 30K maint for 08 TRDSport. Seems I've lost 1-2 MPG's since and engine has a deeper growl than before esp. when decelerating, but no noticeable performance issues. Any thoughts or suggestions on why MPG's would go down?? Should I have gone with a lower gap? Any issues with doing this now and reinstalling same plug? Thanks,
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    MPG could be down if the temps are getting colder.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Can humidity / moisture content in the air effect MPG with these engines ?
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    The more humid the air, the less O2 content in it, so it will run more lean.
     
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    This is my main problem in fall to spring . Everything is dripping wet
     
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