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Changing Your Spark Plugs #157680 Apr 17, 6:36pm Apr 17, 6:36pm
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Changing Your Spark Plugs
Please don't post anything till all my pictures are up (last one is a side by side)

1. Gather your Tools.

4 new spark plugs (SK16 for GT, SK20 for GTS)
10 mm socket,
10" extension rod and
16mm (5/8") spark plug socket.

1869941266-newplugs.jpg

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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157681 Apr 17, 6:37pm Apr 17, 6:37pm
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Remove the ignition coils. (4 bolts 10 mm, and 4 harnesses)

1869941268-bolts.jpg

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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157682 Apr 17, 6:42pm Apr 17, 6:42pm
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Slide the 10" extension and 16mm (5/8") spark plug socket into the hole, remove the old spark plug.

Insert new spark plug, torque to 13 ft lbs.

Replace coil, 4 bolts and harnesses.

1869941271-coil.jpg

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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157683 Apr 17, 6:43pm Apr 17, 6:43pm
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old plug in the socket

1869941272-oldplug.jpg

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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157684 Apr 17, 6:44pm Apr 17, 6:44pm
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here is the old plug (63K on a GTS) versus a new plug.

Little carbon? laughsilly

The car starts up better, the valve chatter problem I was having is gone, and it revs like a motha now.

Best $60 I ever spent!! wave wave

1869941273-oldvsnew.jpg

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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157685 Apr 17, 7:54pm Apr 17, 7:54pm
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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157686 Apr 17, 7:59pm Apr 17, 7:59pm
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awesome - around when would you recommend swapping them (how many miles)?

Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: Sultan] #157687 Apr 17, 8:21pm Apr 17, 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
awesome - around when would you recommend swapping them (how many miles)?


It's easy enough (if you have the tools) to take one out an inspect it.

If it looks carbon-crusted, clean it, or replace it.

It takes a lot to clean them and regap them, better to buy pre-gapped new ones wave


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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: DiabloGTS] #157688 Apr 17, 9:06pm Apr 17, 9:06pm
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Nice! thumbsup I hope Moderators will add it to the Installs section!

Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #157689 May 28, 3:11pm May 28, 3:11pm
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Thanks for the pics thumbsup


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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: Tru_gts] #157690 May 28, 7:47pm May 28, 7:47pm
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thanks know i can see what to do grin


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Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: truboo] #157691 May 28, 8:05pm May 28, 8:05pm
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sweet, did you just buy toyota plugs or some sort of Performance. I see that your old ones were Denso, does toyota use denso?

Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: 00GTShope] #157692 Jun 2, 8:05pm Jun 2, 8:05pm
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Also, it's recommended that you put some antiseize on your plugs before you install them to keep them from getting stuck in their sockets from the heat. You can get antiseize from autozone or any auto shop. thumbsup

Re: Changing Your Spark Plugs [Re: daman1799] #157693 Jun 2, 8:22pm Jun 2, 8:22pm
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toyota's electronic components and such are all made from DENZO-if you notice, look in your engine bay-it's on everything-even on your gauge cluster-it's hidden by the cover.

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