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Mar 11, 10:26am - #122599 
Spark Plug Service

Was looking over the 60K severe service, says to change the spark plugs.

I'm at 59,5-- miles, should I change them? Those miles are hard miles, no gentle driving here.

Also, it says "valve clearance" could this be whats causing the chatter I hear at running speeds after high rpm driving?

And one other thing, the evap. control canister, what is that, and can it be cleaned/replaced cheaply?

Thanks in advance for any answers! wave


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Mar 11, 10:26am - #122600 
Yes, change the plugs and the wires, too, while you're at it.


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Mar 11, 10:31am - #122601 
Yep change the plugs. It will save you money too cause the dealer will rape you on service fees.


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Mar 11, 10:32am - #122602 
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Yep change the plugs. It will save you money too cause the dealer will rape you on service fees.


It should also help smooth out your idle.


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Mar 11, 10:32am - #122603 
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


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Mar 11, 10:33am - #122604 
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


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Mar 11, 10:34am - #122605 
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


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Mar 11, 10:43am - #122606 
Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


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Mar 11, 10:52am - #122607 
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


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Mar 11, 10:54am - #122608 
awesome, another d-i-y guide... keep them coming thumbsup

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Mar 11, 10:59am - #122609 
Originally Posted by Sultan
awesome, another d-i-y guide... keep them coming thumbsup


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Mar 11, 11:02am - #122610 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by ct

our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


There are DIY guides in the TSB section. They are in black & white though. And are just diagrams so are you going to do some in color with a little more detail?
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_SPARK_PLUG_REPLACEMENT.pdf

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf


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Mar 11, 11:05am - #122611 
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


There are DIY guides in the TSB section. They are in black & white though. And are just diagrams so are you going to do some in color with a little more detail?
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_SPARK_PLUG_REPLACEMENT.pdf

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf


those pictures are just drawings, and often times its hard to tell where things are.

Color pictures and details make it a lot easier.


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Mar 11, 11:12am - #122612 
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.




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Mar 11, 11:31am - #122613 
I think that it's a great idea. And maybe one of Moderators can make it a sticky or thumbtack thing.


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Mar 11, 1:00pm - #122614 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.



thanks, now i remember.


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Mar 11, 1:41pm - #122615 
You'd be amazed how much different your car will feel with new spark plugs thumbsup Worn out plugs really effect your Performance. Keeps updating let us know how it works out happywink

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Mar 11, 10:22pm - #122616 
Change the fuel filter, clean the throttle body, replace ur tranny fluid...The basics... smile

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Mar 12, 10:38pm - #122617 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.





Thanks, I stand corrected grin


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