Changing the spark plugs on T-V

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Changing the spark plugs on T-V

The Nissan had 108k on the original spark plugs so thought it was time for a new set to prepare for camping season.

Looks like it will be about 1.5 hr job and so far the old plugs don't look too bad.

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Nissan Frontier Forum info

Dealers get up to $500 for the job. Here is a thread on the subject but the pictures are gone. There are other threads on just changing plug  # 6.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f23/how-change-spark-plugs-2005-gen-2-frontier-40507/

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Thanks Eddie, good info.  

Thanks Eddie, good info.  

The Titan is much easier it appears than the Frontier although neither seems that difficult. Dealer wanted $375 to change the plugs including parts, I got my plugs for $82 and spent 3 hours total.  It would have only been about an hour if I were under 40 years old, but it ran 3 hours due to my many necessary Senior breaks.  cheeky

I too started with the drivers side as it was uncluttered.  The #plug was a bit difficult to access with a wiring harness in the way, but I've seen worse. Didn't have any manifold or anything to remove to get access, just right there once the cover is removed.

Runs much smoother and I'm sure I'll get a mpg bump, which will pay for the plugs with the summer fuel price increases.

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Frontier plug change

I was able to change my 2007 V-6 Frontier spark plugs today without removing the intake manifold or major disassembly. It took over two hours but now that I broke the code I think I could do it in just over an hour. I guess 38 years experience on working in tight spaces on fighter aircraft you learn a few tricks. On a quick trip to town it seems to run much better but a check of  gas mileage while towing will tell if it was worth the effort.

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Old Days

Whatever happened to the old days of five minute plug changes in small block chevy's and inline sixes. I have a dodge ram hemi and that doesn't look to easy either..... i'm not even sure i can find the plugs in that thing :)

Joe & Linda
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In the "Old Days" ...

In the "Old Days" you needed to change the Spark Plugs every year or so.

Nowadays, your Spark Plugs  last 100,000 miles (or more) before they need to be changed. Many Owners will never change Spark Plugs because they trade in their vehicles before they get close to 100,000 miles.

In the "Old Days" it took longer to "Gap" the plugs and get the "Boots" off than actually changing the plugs themselves.

I personally recommend the Bosch + 4 plugs, you do not need to set a "Gap" on them and they Amazingly make the vehicle run so much quieter you will not believe it.

By the way, you pickup guys have it easy compared to changing the plugs in a full-size Van, you have to change out the front four plugs from the front of the Van and the back four plugs from the rear access panel. The contortions required are worthy of honorable mention for a Circus Act !!!

Happy Scamping !!!!

 

As Always,

Happy Scamping !!!

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Bosch 4 Plugs

Very interesting those plugs.... I just googled them and they do look like a good option.

Thanks for that info

Joe & Linda
New River, Arizona 

2013 Casita SD 17'