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Old 07-29-2012, 03:14 PM
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thanks for posting this. I'll be getting this service done on time or earlier for sure now
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No problem. Thought this may be of interest to most. This was only 1 of the 16 plugs, but they all were in very similar condition.
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Unless someone does it before me , I would like to see a pic posted on this thread of some plugs pulled from a motor that has a catch can to compare with those. I know my TB was filthy prior to installing my catch can. Its a little difficult to tell by the pics but the burn pattern looks clean but it does look like some build up on the plugs , possibly oil being burned off in the combustion chamber.
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Having a catch can will make no difference at all, I just changed all my plugs 2 weeks ago myself they looked the same as his and i have had my catch can since the day i picked up the truck.

I hope the dealer used antiseize on the new plugs.

Bought my plugs from the dealer all 16 cost me $ 92.50 taxes included
took me about 1-1/2 hours to install them
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My dealer quoted me $650 to change the plugs and clean the throttle body. $400 for the plugs an $250 for the throttle body. I told them they were nuts. Why are the throttle bodies needing to be cleaned? I've never had a problem with that on any of the other 20+ vehicles I've owned in the last 30 years.
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Wow that's insane!!! Im sure you could get away with not cleaning the Throttle body. I just did it because. Wonder why your dealer wants so much $$$$$$$$.
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Here is a pic of my TB after about 10,000 miles, I took this prior to adding my catch can. It does get very diry and yes it needs to be cleaned. That being said, you really dont need to pay the dealership to do it, it takes just a few minutes to remove and replace so cleaning it yourself every 10k or so is a good idea and simple.



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My dealer quoted me $650 to change the plugs and clean the throttle body. $400 for the plugs an $250 for the throttle body. I told them they were nuts. Why are the throttle bodies needing to be cleaned? I've never had a problem with that on any of the other 20+ vehicles I've owned in the last 30 years.
Pretty sure you have had a dirty throttle body on ALL the vehicles you have owned in the past 30 years, but you may not have known it. Since the 1980's, all cars have had Positive Crankcase Ventilation systems, which takes excess fumes and gases and puts them back into the intake BEFORE the throttle body, which causes gunk buildup on it. Some cars run better with it cleaned every few thousand miles, some, it makes little/no difference. I found 15k is the sweet spot for my Ram, so I clean it every 15k.
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Has anyone tried the iridium spark plugs or the platinum plugs. Anything wrong with going with them except price.
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Good deal that they are replaced!

Reminds me.. gotta do mine.
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