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when is a good time to change plugs and wires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TacoNH, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    TacoNH

    TacoNH [OP] The Gunslinger

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    I'm approaching 30k and my dealership has called me to say I'm due for my 30k servicing. Naturally I asked what they planned to do, oil change and my plugs and wires. Personally I think the truck is running in tip top shape, just changed the oil 2k ago. As for it being rather new I don't think the plugs and wires are in any worse shape then when it rolled off the showroom floor, not to mention plugs and wires is something I could do myself. Now the question, is it worth it to bring it to the dealership and have them do it for lots of cash or do it myself in like 10k when I might consider them needing to be changed. Also should I change my cap and distributor when I do the plugs and wires???
    And whats a good brand of plugs and wires to put in?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    coppert

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    I've been wrong before, but I thought the plugs were due at 60K
     
  3. Jan 5, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I belive @ 30,000 miles, they only change the plugs. Not the wires. Change the plugs, and change the oil and filter, and you should be good.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    I just hit 32k and need to do the same thing. Just no time with the holidays and all. The 05+ repair manual says use NGK or Denso plugs. I don't have the part # right now, but I will put them up later. I researched all this stuff two weeks ago. you could go with some Irridiums of ether brand, but i was told by good people for best results get the Denso plugs the manual suggests. I will get that # up for you.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    Most all modern engines have plugs that last 100K miles. I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil and filter every 5K miles.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    1GRFE gets plugs at 30k. I switched mine out then with NGK's. They looked fine when I removed them but I knew I'd feel guilty if I didn't do it.
    No wires-- coil on plug system..
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    They are Iridium plugs. Changing them when your engine starts fine is a total waste of money, IMHO.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The 1gr-fe ( 4.0 V6) uses nickle plugs. They are recomended to be changed at 30,000 miles.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    SnoBoarder

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    That is not entirely correct. The 4cyl has Iridium plugs, the 6cly does not. OP has the 6cyl according to his profile. Those are rated for 30,000 miles.

    If you tow or offroad or use 4WD, do the front and rear differential and transfer case oil.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    The plugs the repair manual suggesta are the Denso SK20HR11, or the
    NGK 1LFR6C11. If you want to go Irridium you will have to look those up. I was looking for Irridium Densos, but Kragen, Napa, and Auto Zone did not carry them. They Had the NGK ones, but I have heared that the Denso runs better. Chris4x4 and Tacomaman06 are the guys that hooked me up with all this info. They pretty much know everything about our trucks.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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