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what type of plugs did you put back in

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 09 tacoma trd, Mar 1, 2009.

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what type of plug did you put back in

  1. denso copper

    28.6%
  2. denso iridium

    25.1%
  3. ngk copper

    9.1%
  4. ngk iridium

    24.8%
  5. other

    12.4%
  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    jolayiv

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    Where are you guys finding the Denso Copper's?

    Never mind found some
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    MurphyZ

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    that is just a funny sentence haha
    i put in autolites and thet were great
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    gdawg25

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    My Dad got me some NGK Iridiums for dirt cheap.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    dexterdog

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    I will not use any other plug but NGK or Denso. I have heard of too many Autolite failures. Champion isn't bad but I have had great results with NGK and Denso. Losing spark on a cylinder isn't as bad as dropping a cylinder on a motorcycle. Especially if you have two or less.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Dunno about what happened to splitfire but I have NEVER used anything but denso for the most part maybe ngk a coupla times when store didn't have denso in any toyota since 1976. Anything else got chewed up and spit out in less than a month just like you never changed them.

    The craptastic autolites that the dealer left in my 05 during the "165 pt preowned certification" (which is bullshit ad gimmick) weren't even close to the denso iridiums that the 05 2.7l 4 cyl calls for as oem other than the thread pitch. They were at least 1/4 to 3/8ths" shorter than the densos & immediately upon replacement made the cold start idle uncrazy and motor ran noticeably smoother all the time. Denso or NGK FTMFW in japanese cars/trucks.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

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    Just hit 30,000 miles and I installed 6 denso iridium plugs yesterday, new air filter (engine), new air filter (cabin), adjusted my head lights and installed the high lift jack in the bed. Took about 4 hours taking my time for everything but it works fine.

    The darn iridium plugs were ~$8 each (plus tax) but I had a $10 off coupon for Advanced Discount Auto Parts so it wasn't that bad.
    Thanks to Chris 4x4 for the step by step DIY or it would have taken MUCH LONGER for me to figure what had to be removed from the drivers side.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    I replaced mine with denso copper. Got them for 2.75/ea from the dealer. I gapped mine to .041. I did notice the NGK plugs that I took out had a gap of .049? Any idea what that's all about? This is for a '07 DC 4.0 4x4.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    The gap will widen over time between the electrode and ground due to the sparking process, it's normal.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    For some reason, The NGK's seem to not hold a gap as well as the Dneso plugs. I have noticed this on every Tacoma I have changed the plugs on, or have had people report to me.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Platinum and Iridium plugs keep their gap longer. I just got some Denso Iridium plug's for my truck. Just remember, for the Gen 1 3.4L, you need a twin ground plug (or at least its recommended in the user manual).
     
  12. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    anyone ever used those e3 plugs , , how are they?
     
  13. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    I put E3's in mine at about 30,000 miles, 7,000 miles ago. No better gas mileage. It runs strong. I tow a 4,000 lb camper and no problems. I'll probably pull them out at 50,000 and see how they look. I figured they had to be better than two different kinds from the factory.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    ive heard alot of good storys using them in chevys and stuff but hadnt heard how thay perform in toyotas . . im probly gona give em a try
     
  15. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    6 denso coppers in my garage. they go in tomorrow. figured i'll stay with the 30k mile interval anyways, no sense stepping up from copper.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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  17. Feb 16, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    I use Denso Iridum U-gaps. No difference in power or fuel economy the computer on the 2.7L will fight anything you do to it. Then when its fighting a loseing battle it goes into a type of "limp mode".
     
  18. Feb 16, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    I wanted to try out the new E3 spark plugs, so I bought those and installed them. I like them because I didn't have to gap them and I got them a good deal on them because I have an account at O'Reilley's.
    Also, they're rated at 100,000 miles so I don't have to worry about swapping them out anytime soon.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Just put Denso coppers in my V6 this weekend..
     
  20. Feb 16, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    I put in Denso copper cores.

    IIRC, the plugs are supposed to be gapped at .041. The old Densos were at about .045-.046. The old NGKs were at about .055-.056.
     
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