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Old 06-23-2013, 04:45 AM
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Default So it's time to change my spark plugs...

Okay so I hit the 100K mark and it's time to change my plugs.. I apologize in advance if there's a thread on this but I couldn't seem to find it.. Any tricks or tips???

Is this going to be hard or what?? The shop wants close to $500 to change them including parts which is $167.. I feel this is a little too much. What plugs are you guys running? I've heard that the platinums are causing issues.. Somehow putting Champions in my truck feels like I'm putting lawn mower plugs in, lol. Also I guess it's time to change my EGR valve.. Anything else I should do while I'm in there?

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From all the reading I have done on this subject it's pretty easy to do, just take you time and have the right tools, e.g. Extensions and swivel. I haven't done mine yet, only at 36k. Stick with the stock copper plugs for sure. According to the manual they should be changed at 50k Kms.
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Thanks bud, I had read somewhere at 50K the plugs should be done but the dealership said at 100K.. So now that I hit that mark, truck still runs great, but I'm gunna do them when I go back to school.. Easier to do it in a shop.. Being a student and finding money to do all of this has been challenging for sure..
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$500 are they nuts! You can pick up 16 copper champion plugs at napa for around $40 and do it yourself. Its not a super hard job it will just take you a little while. Please don't give them all that money.
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I just have ask again thou.. I should stay with the OEM plugs? Nothing better out there but these lawnmower plug? lol
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copper or maybe iridium. Do not do platinum. But copper will do just fine and save you some money up front.
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stay with OEM plugs. take the driver side wheel and plastic wheel liner out, u can access the back plugs by the brake booster way easier. took me 2 hours and was my
first time ever changing spark plugs. get a magnetic spark plug swivel
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Id buy NGK plugs personally. You were also supposed to change plugs at the 30k mark.

Plan on driving around to a bunch of different stores. It took 3 napas to change MGH's plugs for his turbos.
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Id buy NGK plugs personally. You were also supposed to change plugs at the 30k mark.

Plan on driving around to a bunch of different stores. It took 3 napas to change MGH's plugs for his turbos.
I got NGK too. doesn't OEM vary between ngk and champions or something??? ngk a lot of people recommend
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I put in the Autolite Iridium in mine and like them, they are around $6-7 each times 16.

Don't think you will see any performance gains, just would last longer and may idle or accelerate better compared to the stock champions.

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