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#1 Old 11-10-2009, 10:29 AM
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Question about spark plugs for 2007 Tacoma

Hello my new friends. I am about to purchase a 2007 Toyota Tacoma TRD sport. THe owner said he just checked with the dealer and they told him that the spark plugs don't need to be changed until 120,000 miles. It has 36,000 on it now. Is this for real...how can that be. Please teach me...thanks.
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IIRC Tacos came from the factory with Irridium plugs that have a longer service interval than regular copper tipped plugs. 120K sounds about right. I'm sure someone in the "know" will correct if I'm wrong... which is quite often .
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that would be correct. I got the same advice from the dealer for my old explorer. Plugs seem to have a lot longer life now days.
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Your owners manual will have that information, but to answer your first question, the V6 Tacoma has copper core plugs that need replacing at 30,000 miles. Four cylinders come with the Iridium plugs.

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Here is the answer to your second question:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...e-1-gr-fe.html

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Your owners manual has that information, but to answer your first question, the V6 Tacoma has copper core plugs that need replacing at 30,000 miles. Four cylinders come with the Iridium plugs.

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Here is the answer to your second question:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...e-1-gr-fe.html
So now you're telling me it should be changed. I'm about to buy this truck used...what should I do. I can replace them myself but I don't want to change them if they don't need changing. I sure all of you have Tacomas here..what should I do. Thanks
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Just found this:

"The Toyota company suggests that all spark plugs be replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, depending on the use of the vehicle. Toyota Tacoma trucks used for large amounts of towing need their spark plugs to be replaced every 60,000 miles."


http://www.ehow.com/how_4484645_repl...ta-tacoma.html

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I'm dragging my feet, sad to say. I have over 50k miles on the stock plugs. The thing is the engine runs great. MPG is as good as ever. I have not noticed any missing.

I've been trying to find the Denso platinum plugs I saw postings about but I cannot find them anywhere.

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If you are trying to buy a V6, then the plugs need to be changed. If it is an I4, then you are good till around 100,000 miles.
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If you are trying to buy a V6, then the plugs need to be changed. If it is an I4, then you are good till around 100,000 miles.
That's all you need to know right there!

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I'm dragging my feet, sad to say. I have over 50k miles on the stock plugs. The thing is the engine runs great. MPG is as good as ever. I have not noticed any missing.

I've been trying to find the Denso platinum plugs I saw postings about but I cannot find them anywhere.
I didn't change mine the first time until I hit just over 48K miles. No noticeable difference at that time. However, just changed them again at 30K. Plugs looked fine, but it seems to run a little bit better going uphill when the engine is cold (temps in the 30s). That's what made me decide to do it at 30K instead of 50K this time.


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So now you're telling me it should be changed. I'm about to buy this truck used...what should I do. I can replace them myself but I don't want to change them if they don't need changing. I sure all of you have Tacomas here..what should I do. Thanks
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Just found this:

"The Toyota company suggests that all spark plugs be replaced between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, depending on the use of the vehicle. Toyota Tacoma trucks used for large amounts of towing need their spark plugs to be replaced every 60,000 miles."


http://www.ehow.com/how_4484645_repl...ta-tacoma.html

Who knows lol
You can do what you want - I just gave you the information as it is recommended by Toyota. It isn't a hard DIY, and it certainly isn't expensive either. You're forking out the cash for the truck, so the decision is yours.

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I changed my plugs out last week, took maybe an hour and is really easy. They cost $2.99 each at trdparts4u.com. If $20 and an hour of your time is a game changer you've got bigger issues you need to sort out. It's really not a big deal and if you're torn on changing them, just do it! It can't hurt. I changed them around 35k and now around 68k.

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I changed my plugs out last week, took maybe an hour and is really easy. They cost $2.99 each at trdparts4u.com. If $20 and an hour of your time is a game changer you've got bigger issues you need to sort out. It's really not a big deal and if you're torn on changing them, just do it! It can't hurt. I changed them around 35k and now around 68k.
Haha I wasn't saying I wouldn't or didn't want to. Just wanted to know when it's recommened to change em.

Another questions, where is the best place to buy parts like filters, plugs etc. I normally went to autozone with my current 1998 Nissan but don't want to buy cheap stuff now when I'm spending $20k on it. Thanks
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In addition to the owners manual, there will also be a small booklet titled "Tacoma Scheduled Maintenance Guide" On page 9 there will be the list of items required for the 30,000 mile maintenance. Changing plugs on a V6 is listed to be done. Ask the owner for that booklet, turn to page 9 and ask him if these items have been done. IF not, knock a few more dollars off the price.


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Haha I wasn't saying I wouldn't or didn't want to. Just wanted to know when it's recommened to change em.

Another questions, where is the best place to buy parts like filters, plugs etc. I normally went to autozone with my current 1998 Nissan but don't want to buy cheap stuff now when I'm spending $20k on it. Thanks
I go to Orielly's because they sell NGK. You cant go wrong with an NGK plug IMHO.
Just changed my 07 V6 plugs at 43K to NGK Irridiums (sp?) and cost was around $65 for all 6 plugs. The truck idles better and runs smoother. Worth every penny to me. : D

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