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what type of plugs did you put back in

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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

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  3. ngk copper

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  4. ngk iridium

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  5. other

    12.4%
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    Wish I was at work to post a pic of one. The electrode end literally looked barely used, it was the rest of the plug that threw a red flag. Looked like a bunch of rusty blow-by that was all up the plug up to the top (where your plug wire goes on). A few techs in the shop said there fine but I changed them anyway. Found this pic on google, they looked like these.

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  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks. Sounds like the throttle body cleaning was what solved your problem - plugs were OK. Wonder what plugs look like from some one who didn't change them til 100k. Thanks for the reply.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    NGK copper if you have the v6. Dont waste your money with the iridiums if you have the v6.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    and what about a torque wrench? or do you guys just hand tighten them?
     
  7. Sep 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    I have always hand tightened them with a little bit extra on the ratchet. According to the FSM its 15 ft/lbs.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    15/ft lbs is not much. it's probably just hand tighten pretty hard?
     
  9. Sep 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    yeah thats usually what i do.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    I hand tighten, but I've been wrenching for over 40 years and have a pretty good feel for torque.
    I'd suggest using a torque wrench until you learn what 15ft/lbs feels like. Not tight enough and your plugs might vibrate out. Too tight and you'll strip the aluminum head, or break the threaded part of the plug off in the head when you remove them!

    Also, NEVER install plugs in a hot head. It might be easier to remove them if the engine is warm, but installing with the head hot will result in the head contracting and locking the new plugs in. Next time you remove them, the threads will come out with the plug.
    I always do my plug changes before the engine has been started that day.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    and what about anti sieze lube is it necessary?
     
  12. Sep 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Cold engine. Good advise. Thanks.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    I used it on aluminum heads.

    Very little... I'll put a pea-sized ball on a fingertip and that's enough for 2 or 3 plugs.
    It's all down in the grooves of the threads... nothing even flush with the top of the threads.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    anti seize is anti seize. just dont go all the way to the bottom thread.

    installing mine tomorrow already got my plugs ready to go.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    One of the old coots in my neighborhood where I grew up used milk of magnesia for anti-seize on his header bolts.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    There are different grades of anti sieze out there for specific applications, so anti sieze is not just anti sieze, but if you get it from an auto parts store, that will be the stuff you will need.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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  19. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Haven't changed mine yet, but when I do it will be Bosch or AC Delco plugs.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Any particular reason you'd use those brands?

    You do know that your 2.7 requires Iridium.
     
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