1999 camry Plug Replacement

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Old 15 Mar 2005, 12:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
woody
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Default 1999 camry Plug Replacement

The book on my 99 4-cyl Camry recommnds plug replacement at 60K. Is this
really necessary of the car is running OK?

The plugs look very accessible. Are there any tricks to replacing them my
self? Can I just unscrew the old ones and screw in the new ones? Do the
plugs come with the proper gap? Thanks.


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Old 15 Mar 2005, 02:40 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I always notice an improvement when replaced and I do it at earlier
intervals, You should always check gap and clean the area with
compressed air first.

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Old 15 Mar 2005, 05:19 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:11:17 GMT, "woody" <woodcv@hormail.com> wrote:

>The book on my 99 4-cyl Camry recommnds plug replacement at 60K. Is this
>really necessary of the car is running OK?
>
>The plugs look very accessible. Are there any tricks to replacing them my
>self? Can I just unscrew the old ones and screw in the new ones? Do the
>plugs come with the proper gap? Thanks.
>

No tricks. Unless you have some experience, I'd advise using a torque
wrench to tighten to spec so you don't strip the threads. The gap may
or may not be right out of the box. You always have to check it before
installation.




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Old 15 Mar 2005, 09:12 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Platium plugs come pregapped --- if your try to gap them you will scratch
off the thin platium coating. Use anti seize compound on the threads and
silicone grease in the plug boots. Stick with OEM NGK or Denso plugs ---
avoid Bosch plugs they are utter crap. Remove pulling on the plug boot not
the wire!

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> The book on my 99 4-cyl Camry recommnds plug replacement at 60K. Is this
> really necessary of the car is running OK?
>
> The plugs look very accessible. Are there any tricks to replacing them my
> self? Can I just unscrew the old ones and screw in the new ones? Do the
> plugs come with the proper gap? Thanks.
>



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Old 16 Mar 2005, 06:38 am   #5 (permalink)
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Wolfgang wrote:

> Platium plugs come pregapped --- if your try to gap them you will
> scratch off the thin platium coating.


I don't know about that. I just bought the Densos from the dealer and
asked them about that. They said maybe-maybe not. My 97 Camry 4 calls
for .40 and I had to set them since they were gapped too large.

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Old 16 Mar 2005, 08:45 am   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry Plug Replacement

The factory service manual calls for checking plug gaps prior to
installation also - though I suspect the ND is rarely off - mine
weren't, but fortunately my wire gauge set didn't have the exact right
size - had one mm over and under so I could check the gap by "go or no
go" - I do believe there is a risk of scratching the platinum coating,
although platinum is a very hard material, so by carefully checking
that slightly under goes and slightly over does not, could check
without dragging a thickness gauge over the electrodes and still have
complete accuracy.

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Old 17 Mar 2005, 10:17 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry Plug Replacement

My 1999 4-cylinder calls for the dual ground electrode platinum plugs
- they cost about $12 each from the Toyota dealer. The side of my
engine had a sticker which said to use only a certain plug, and I have
no qualms of going with stock parts.

http://www.sparkplugs.com/results_cr...b-11&x=30&y=11

Good thing I did too, as someone had popped in a set of aftermarket
conventional Autolites.
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