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Old 02-27-2021, 12:29 AM   #225
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Lifting the motor to replace the plugs is just another way for Toyota to "lighten" up your wallet.
As I found out today... $750 in fact lmfaoooo
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:00 AM   #226
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Resurrecting an old thread because I was looking into getting new spark plugs. Went to the stealership for brakes,drive belt,and an oil change,and wanted to know how much it was to replace the plugs as well.



Well,let me tell you,from the prices that I've seen in earlier posts,the price shot up big time! They quoted me just over $1300,just to replace f'n spark plugs!


Needless to say,I'm not going to Toyota for that service. I called a couple of Subie tuner shops near me. One quoted $598,and the other quoted $265. I'm not so hard up for money that I'd rather have busted knuckles and a few hours of aggravation rather than just paying $265 for someone else to do it.
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Old 09-23-2022, 01:16 PM   #227
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Resurrecting an old thread because I was looking into getting new spark plugs. Went to the stealership for brakes,drive belt,and an oil change,and wanted to know how much it was to replace the plugs as well.



Well,let me tell you,from the prices that I've seen in earlier posts,the price shot up big time! They quoted me just over $1300,just to replace f'n spark plugs!


Needless to say,I'm not going to Toyota for that service. I called a couple of Subie tuner shops near me. One quoted $598,and the other quoted $265. I'm not so hard up for money that I'd rather have busted knuckles and a few hours of aggravation rather than just paying $265 for someone else to do it.
There are several videos out there. It doesn't take any special tools just special patience. I prefer jacking one side of the engine up. It adds 2-3 extra steps, but it reduces the number of swear words required for the job.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:11 AM   #228
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Resurrecting an old thread because I was looking into getting new spark plugs. Went to the stealership for brakes,drive belt,and an oil change,and wanted to know how much it was to replace the plugs as well.



Well,let me tell you,from the prices that I've seen in earlier posts,the price shot up big time! They quoted me just over $1300,just to replace f'n spark plugs!


Needless to say,I'm not going to Toyota for that service. I called a couple of Subie tuner shops near me. One quoted $598,and the other quoted $265. I'm not so hard up for money that I'd rather have busted knuckles and a few hours of aggravation rather than just paying $265 for someone else to do it.
$265? Does that include the spark plugs themselves? If so, that's a great price. I changed mine myself recently, and just the Denso Iridium plugs alone cost me $57. As long as that's a trust worthy shop and doesn't short cut things, I'd gladly give them $265.
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That's a stupid low-ball quote. I bet they're expecting an I-4 under the hood. I would take it to the $600 shop. It's a fair quote.
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That's a stupid low-ball quote. I bet they're expecting an I-4 under the hood. I would take it to the $600 shop. It's a fair quote.
My speed shop quoted me $200 (I supplied the plugs)
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My speed shop quoted me $200 (I supplied the plugs)
I would never make it as a service mechanic. That's way too much hustle.
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i've demanded more for cleaner, less strenuous things...
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i've demanded more for cleaner, less strenuous things...
There's never enough time to do it right the first time but there's always time to do it over.
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it's expensive to hire a professional to do it the first time, it's even more expensive to ask them to fix someone else's mistake.
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An experienced hand who's navigated plugs on these engines can probably do an it under 2 hours without lifting the engine. Took me 3 hours fiddling with tools and fishing a 10mm from the undertray. Hand scraping included.
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An experienced hand who's navigated plugs on these engines can probably do an it under 2 hours without lifting the engine. Took me 3 hours fiddling with tools and fishing a 10mm from the undertray. Hand scraping included.
Was the tape/whatever was on hand and what you used to replace gauze free?
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Was the tape/whatever was on hand and what you used to replace gauze free?
dirt is a coagulant. just rub some on it and get back to it!
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An experienced hand who's navigated plugs on these engines can probably do an it under 2 hours without lifting the engine. Took me 3 hours fiddling with tools and fishing a 10mm from the undertray. Hand scraping included.
I don't watch the clock. It takes as long as it takes for each task as part of the whole. I focus on being in the moment and push away the idea of being finished whenever it creeps in.
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