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SPARK PLUGS? #162760 Apr 23, 11:19am Apr 23, 11:19am
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SPARK PLUGS?
Does changing your spark plugs really make a diff?
What are the benefits from installing aftermarket plugs?

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: CaLiGTS] #162761 Apr 23, 11:20am Apr 23, 11:20am
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Don't bother with aftermarket plugs, the ones Toyota sells are the best.

IK16 for GT, IK20 for GTS.

I just installed new ones on my 63K mile 2000 GTS, and what a difference.

Revs better, idles better, starts smoother. I posted a thread with some pics...let me get the link


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: CaLiGTS] #162762 Apr 23, 11:21am Apr 23, 11:21am
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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: CaLiGTS] #162763 Apr 23, 11:22am Apr 23, 11:22am
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I agree, toyotas come with denso plugs, they are some of the best around. If you need new ones just go to your local dealer.

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: Gen7fan] #162764 Apr 23, 11:36am Apr 23, 11:36am
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good stuff thanks guys! thumbsup


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: DiabloGTS] #162765 Apr 23, 12:27pm Apr 23, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Don't bother with aftermarket plugs, the ones Toyota sells are the best.
what about denso iridium power from autozone (or any other store that may carry it)?


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #162766 Apr 23, 12:29pm Apr 23, 12:29pm
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Denso Iridiums are what toyota sells, they are the best ones for the Celica.

If you can get them outside Toyota, sweet. My local store wanted $17.99 per plug, toyota wanted $60 (with tax) for all 4. thumbsup


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: DiabloGTS] #162767 Apr 23, 1:35pm Apr 23, 1:35pm
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yup... got mine from the dealer as well. thumbsup


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #162768 Apr 23, 1:39pm Apr 23, 1:39pm
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Don't bother with aftermarket plugs, the ones Toyota sells are the best.
what about denso iridium power from autozone (or any other store that may carry it)?



Thats what you have, thats what toyota is sellin.

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: Gen7fan] #162769 Apr 23, 1:52pm Apr 23, 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Don't bother with aftermarket plugs, the ones Toyota sells are the best.
what about denso iridium power from autozone (or any other store that may carry it)?



Thats what you have, thats what toyota is sellin.
i heard they're cheaper at autozone...


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #162770 Apr 23, 3:09pm Apr 23, 3:09pm
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my local dealer sells it for more than 70... i hate dealerships..
i just got mine for $58 from AutoZone (IK20 for GTS).

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: hk007] #162771 Apr 23, 3:55pm Apr 23, 3:55pm
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when or how often do you need to change your plugs?


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: DiabloGTS] #162772 Apr 23, 3:58pm Apr 23, 3:58pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Denso Iridiums are what toyota sells, they are the best ones for the Celica.

If you can get them outside Toyota, sweet. My local store wanted $17.99 per plug, toyota wanted $60 (with tax) for all 4. thumbsup
Did you actually use a torque wrench to install those, or can you just wing it?


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Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: slidr] #162773 Apr 23, 4:25pm Apr 23, 4:25pm
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you need to change them after 60K miles.. and yes you need a torque wrench to install those.. Torque: 18 Nm (184 kg.cm, 13 ft.lb)

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

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: hk007] #162774 Apr 23, 4:28pm Apr 23, 4:28pm
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Spark plugs make a huge difference when one changes them. It's like the car is so much faster, but really its just the power being restored.

Re: SPARK PLUGS? [Re: faran325] #162775 Apr 23, 5:21pm Apr 23, 5:21pm
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thanks for the info! I didnt know spark plugs had such an effect ..


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