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Old 04-19-11, 06:30 PM   #1
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I own a 04 ES 330 I have been reading around and it looks like spark plugs last a while. This would be the third time that I reset the maintenance light since the last plug change. When I do the reset I change the oil, but have not done the plugs since. The car currently has 55000 miles. Is it time to change the plugs yet?
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Old 04-20-11, 03:00 PM   #2
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04, I think in the manual it says 100K
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ya check the manual. or just call up Lexus dealership service and bug them with that q. hehe
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120,000 miles
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Old 04-21-11, 08:33 AM   #5
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I remember when I did change the spark plug I used Bosch Platinum+4/Spark Plug.

Is that okay? Or should I change it to better ones now or wait till the time the manual says they should be replaced.

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NO NO NO. DO NOT USE BOSCH PLUGS IN A Toyota. ONLY use NGK or Denso irridium plugs.
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NO NO NO. DO NOT USE BOSCH PLUGS IN A Toyota. ONLY use NGK or Denso irridium plugs.
So go ahead and do the plug change now?

I guess thats what I get for not knowing.
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Yes. Change to the proper plugs for the vehicle.
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Both the interval and the plug type should be listed in the manual.

How is it running ?
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I know inn my 98 it said Denso irridium plugs and I run NGK normal plugs...Runs perfect. My 06 will get Denso irridium plugs since it will only get done once!
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How is it running ?
The car is running fine, just would like to keep up with the maintenance.

In order to avoid problems in the future.

I just wish I knew about this forum since the beginning. I got the car with 38000 miles currently has 55000 miles.
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so how often must they be changed on an 01 gs430?
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so how often must they be changed on an 01 gs430?
This is an ES300 subforum, so you may want double check with the owners of the GS. If your car has factory platinum plugs, it's recommended to change them roughly every 100k miles.
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