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CaLiGTS Apr 23, 7:19pm - #162760 

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SPARK PLUGS?

Does changing your spark plugs really make a diff?
What are the benefits from installing aftermarket plugs?
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DiabloGTS Apr 23, 7:20pm - #162761 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 23, 7:21pm - #162762 

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Gen7fan Apr 23, 7:22pm - #162763 
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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.
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CaLiGTS Apr 23, 7:36pm - #162764 

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good stuff thanks guys! thumbsup

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JAIMEJAMES Apr 23, 8:27pm - #162765 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 23, 8:29pm - #162766 

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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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tony Apr 23, 9:35pm - #162767 

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yup... got mine from the dealer as well. thumbsup

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Gen7fan Apr 23, 9:39pm - #162768 
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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.
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JAIMEJAMES Apr 23, 9:52pm - #162769 

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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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hk007 Apr 23, 11:09pm - #162770 

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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).
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CaLiGTS Apr 23, 11:55pm - #162771 

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when or how often do you need to change your plugs?

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slidr Apr 23, 11:58pm - #162772 

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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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hk007 Apr 24, 12:25am - #162773 

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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
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faran325 Apr 24, 12:28am - #162774 

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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.
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CaLiGTS Apr 24, 1:21am - #162775 

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thanks for the info! I didnt know spark plugs had such an effect ..

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