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changing spark plugs on '04 Camry 4 cyl.


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gdawg
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Sep 27, 2011, 10:14 PM

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I now have almost 130K on the factory original set of spark plugs on my '04 Camry 2.4L 4 cylinder, which according to my owner's manual is about 10,000 miles overdue for changing. It still runs fine, but I don't want to temp fate! I have changed plugs on many older cars I have owned, but not after they have been in the engine for this long. On this particular engine after this many miles, are the plugs likely to come out easy without any problems of breaking or seizing up?


Mr.scotty
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Sep 27, 2011, 10:53 PM

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Undo the plugs a little at a time and slowly, if they start to bind a little bit STOP and turn them back in a bit then try again.
Again be very easy on them, aluminum heads strip easy.
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synchro
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Oct 6, 2011, 9:18 PM

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On a cold engine loosen plugs 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn. Blow compressed air around each plug to remove dirt,debris,etc. Spray some brake cleaner around plug (2 short bursts) and let sit a minute. Remove plugs with socket and hand ratchet slowly. Back up a 1/2 turn if binding occurs then continue.


Hammer Time
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Oct 7, 2011, 3:46 AM

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I have never seen a Camry with seized plugs. They get well lubricated when the valve cover leaks oil on to them.



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Blulakr
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Oct 10, 2011, 11:12 PM

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I have never seen a Camry with seized plugs. They get well lubricated when the valve cover leaks oil on to them.



Laugh.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 11, 2011, 6:10 AM

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Dump the sign off. WTF have you done for 26 years that makes spark plugs so tuff?

T



Blulakr
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Oct 11, 2011, 8:21 PM

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Dump the sign off. WTF have you done for 26 years that makes spark plugs so tuff?

T



Not sure what you're talking about. I thought the oil in the plug holes comment was funny as hell.

I mistyped or you misunderstood. I forgive you

My sig was 'cuz I'm new here, it's gone.

Back to the topic, break the plugs loose and back them off 1\2 turn. Spray a little carb cleaner (brakeclean will just evaporate) into the plug holes. Go watch nascar\nhra\nfl\langerie football for 30 minutes. Plugs should thread out no prob.






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