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#1 zico

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:17 PM

First, just like to thank everyone for contributing to this forum.

I've leaned quite a bit by reading.

I'm about to do a tune up on my 2004 Corola (Auto) with 84000 kms.

My questions are as follows:
I'm intetested in doing a tuneup on it.

What should I do?

Plugs? Wires? Cap and rotor?

Should I stick to OEM parts or can I find what I need at Canadian Tire.

What plugs and wires would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

#2 Max

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:56 PM

The best answers are in your glovebox, where the owner's manual is. Your dealer should also have given you a maintenence guide, tho sometimes they don't, since Toyota requires far less maintenence than a dealer would recommend. OEM parts are always best for your Toyota. You shouldn't need a tuneup per se. Your iridium plugs are good for over 100k. Things you should do if you haven't already include: flush and fill radiator, new air filter, AT tranny service.

#3 zico

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for responding Max

Thanks for responding Max.

I do have the maintenance schedule from the dealer.

It has 192 000 kms to replace plugs?

Any thoughts?

Cheers

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:40 PM

I am almost certain the plugs will last that long, but what bothers me about that schedule is that they may seize. Plenty of people on the board have changed them early for that very reason. Oh, and a belated welcome to Corolland!

#5 zico

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 08:59 PM

I've decided to go ahead with the tuneup.

What you or others suggest?

oem or Canadian tire?

Cap rotor plugs and wires?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers

zico

#6 bhp02

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:09 PM

First, just like to thank everyone for contributing to this forum.

I've leaned quite a bit by reading.

I'm about to do a tune up on my 2004 Corola (Auto) with 84000 kms.

My questions are as follows:
I'm intetested in doing a tuneup on it.

What should I do?

Plugs? Wires? Cap and rotor?

Should I stick to OEM parts or can I find what I need at Canadian Tire.

What plugs and wires would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.


what rotor and what distributer ??
where is it ??
I thought the coils were right at the spark plugs ??

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:27 PM


First, just like to thank everyone for contributing to this forum.

I've leaned quite a bit by reading.

I'm about to do a tune up on my 2004 Corola (Auto) with 84000 kms.

My questions are as follows:
I'm intetested in doing a tuneup on it.

What should I do?

Plugs? Wires? Cap and rotor?

Should I stick to OEM parts or can I find what I need at Canadian Tire.

What plugs and wires would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.


what rotor and what distributer ??
where is it ??
I thought the coils were right at the spark plugs ??


They are. There isn't a rotor, distributer, or plug wire on the 9th gen Corolla. Instead there is an individual coil atop each spark plug.

#8 zico

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:08 PM

Sorry, forgot.

As for the tuneup.

what would you suggest? Plugs? Wires?

OEM plugs?

Cheers

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:10 PM

Sorry, forgot.

As for the tuneup.

what would you suggest? Plugs? Wires?

OEM plugs?

Cheers


I belive there aren't any ignition wires either (in the typical sense). As for spark plugs, I'd definately go with OEM.

#10 Bikeman982

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:23 AM

I would go with the recommended tune up procedure for your car that is usually located in the owner's manual. There are specified time and mileage intervals recommended. Normally there is a safety margin and they are replaced prior to them normally wearing out. You can't loose by going with genuine Toyota parts, although they may be a little more expensive than some aftermarket items. Don't do anything to void your warranty, or you may have trouble making any claim later. Hope this helps.

#11 zico

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:02 PM

Thanks

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:51 PM

Zico,
you are worried about wrong parts.
How are your fluids/filters?
Have you changed oil, coolant, ATF, or brake fluid lately?
Unlike the rotor that isn't there, or iridium plugs good for 192,000 km, fluids and filters are known to go bad.

#13 zico

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:05 AM

Good suggestions

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:05 AM

Good suggestions

When in doubt, always refer to the manuals.