Spark plug question - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Notices

Spark plug question

Old 10-03-2018, 09:29 PM
  #1  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
budbudford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Minneapolis
Age: 43
Posts: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Spark plug question

My 05 TL just crossed 200k, so time to change those plugs. At what point do the coil packs get changed? Coil packs have never been changed to my knowledge.
budbudford is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 01:08 AM
  #2  
Registered Member
 
WDPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,058
Thanked 109 Times in 100 Posts
When you get misfires
WDPanda is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 01:25 AM
  #3  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
budbudford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Minneapolis
Age: 43
Posts: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks!
budbudford is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 08:47 AM
  #4  
Registered Member
iTrader: (2)
 
horseshoez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Age: 62
Posts: 3,684
Thanked 652 Times in 492 Posts
FWIW, the spark plugs are due at 210,000 miles; leave the coils alone unless one fails, then replace just that one.
horseshoez is online now  
Old 10-04-2018, 10:52 AM
  #5  
Registered Member
iTrader: (1)
 
losiglow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 37
Posts: 2,694
Thanked 631 Times in 443 Posts
Yeah, the coils aren't really a wear item. They either work or they don't. And if you get one that fails, purchase one used, like on eBay. They're all over the place since the J engine is common, and they don't go bad often. Used is way cheaper than new and just as good.
losiglow is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:43 AM
  #6  
Moderator
 
thoiboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 35,674
Thanked 5,559 Times in 4,455 Posts
Originally Posted by WDPanda View Post
When you get misfires
this
thoiboi is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 02:51 PM
  #7  
Registered Member
 
nfnsquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 10,545
Thanked 1,305 Times in 967 Posts
Both times that I've pulled my NGK plugs after 105K miles on them, they still had the original gap. These plugs are probably good for 200K+ miles....but spending ~$50 dollars every ~7 years/105K miles is a no brainer....
nfnsquared is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 08:35 PM
  #8  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
budbudford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Minneapolis
Age: 43
Posts: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
This one’s been neglected. I’d bet the plugs haven’t been changed either.

Just did a junkyard run last week. The trunk lid was rusting, and the nav was out. Picked up both for $125. So I’m ready to throw a few TLC bucks into her. Already took care of that nasty rattle which was the timing belt tensioner. So new belt, tensioner, pulley and water pump. The engine is a little loud, so I think the lifters will need attention too.

On deck, plugs, tranny fluid dump, and internal led makeover.
budbudford is offline  
Old 10-05-2018, 09:23 AM
  #9  
Registered Member
 
frankjnjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: baltimore, md
Age: 75
Posts: 854
Thanked 123 Times in 101 Posts
(CURIOUS) " The trunk lid was rusting," Where specifically was the deck lid rusting? Have not seen this issue on 3G TL models in my area!
frankjnjr is offline  
Old 10-05-2018, 10:41 AM
  #10  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
budbudford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Minneapolis
Age: 43
Posts: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
If you’re looking at the rear of the car, driver’s side bottom to middle of the lid at the crimp. I’ve never seen this as well and I live in Minnesota with plently of salt and snow. I’m guessing there was some “repair” work done there at some point.
budbudford is offline  
Old 10-08-2018, 10:58 PM
  #11  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Goodyear AZ
Age: 55
Posts: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
On the NGK website there a few choices for the 2007 3.5L engine in the TLs..just wondering which model members here have had good results with?

Sgt1411 is offline  
Old 10-09-2018, 08:24 AM
  #12  
Registered Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Age: 54
Posts: 7,725
Thanked 783 Times in 642 Posts
IZFR6K11
These iridium plugs last an incredible long time as I've seen 150,000 miles and no problems.
Turbonut is offline  
Old 10-09-2018, 09:41 AM
  #13  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: OHIO
Age: 30
Posts: 467
Thanked 71 Times in 57 Posts
Originally Posted by budbudford View Post
This oneís been neglected. Iíd bet the plugs havenít been changed either.

Just did a junkyard run last week. The trunk lid was rusting, and the nav was out. Picked up both for $125. So Iím ready to throw a few TLC bucks into her. Already took care of that nasty rattle which was the timing belt tensioner. So new belt, tensioner, pulley and water pump. The engine is a little loud, so I think the lifters will need attention too.

On deck, plugs, tranny fluid dump, and internal led makeover.
Have you started a build thread? Thatd be a fun process to see...Always nice seeing cars getting some TLC. And my car has rust on the quarter that is coming back so I know how you feel. No fun
90foxnotch is offline  
Old 10-09-2018, 09:28 PM
  #14  
DMZ
Head a da Family
 
DMZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Friggin Jerzy
Age: 64
Posts: 4,531
Thanked 219 Times in 164 Posts
Originally Posted by budbudford View Post
The engine is a little loud, so I think the lifters will need attention too.

More like you need a valve adjustment.
.
.
DMZ is offline  
Old 10-11-2018, 08:28 AM
  #15  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Goodyear AZ
Age: 55
Posts: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok thanks, I will grab the IZFR6ZK11
Sgt1411 is offline  
Old 10-11-2018, 04:25 PM
  #16  
Registered Member
 
WDPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,058
Thanked 109 Times in 100 Posts
You'll be surprised how many people go in for a simple $60 spark plug change and come out with all crappy aftermarket coils and who knows what spark plugs with a whopping $2-500 bill. Some mechanics....
WDPanda is offline  
Old 10-11-2018, 04:55 PM
  #17  
Registered Member
 
SouthStar019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: PA
Posts: 23
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
replaced mine with the OE NGK ones and WOW what a difference they made. car only has 100K on it.
SouthStar019 is offline  
Old 10-11-2018, 05:58 PM
  #18  
Registered Member
iTrader: (2)
 
horseshoez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Age: 62
Posts: 3,684
Thanked 652 Times in 492 Posts
Originally Posted by SouthStar019 View Post
replaced mine with the OE NGK ones and WOW what a difference they made. car only has 100K on it.
What was in there before? The OEM plugs? If yes, I'm having a hard time believing they made any difference at all. I changed out the factory OEM plugs on my J30 equipped Honda Accord at 140,000 miles and they made virtually zero difference in performance, the smoothness of the engine, or the fuel economy.
horseshoez is online now  
Old 10-11-2018, 06:00 PM
  #19  
Registered Member
iTrader: (1)
 
losiglow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 37
Posts: 2,694
Thanked 631 Times in 443 Posts
I've never noticed a difference with new plugs. Which is sort of disappointing considering they're not a real cheap maintenance item. I think it's because the NGK Iridiums last for-freakin-ever.
losiglow is offline  
Old 10-12-2018, 01:19 AM
  #20  
Registered Member
 
SouthStar019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: PA
Posts: 23
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
What was in there before? The OEM plugs? If yes, I'm having a hard time believing they made any difference at all. I changed out the factory OEM plugs on my J30 equipped Honda Accord at 140,000 miles and they made virtually zero difference in performance, the smoothness of the engine, or the fuel economy.
had OE NGK but I dont think they have ever been changed. i did notice my idle was much smoother. i hardly notice the engine on when i am idling. before i always felt a slight vibration. very slight. i found it strange also. no oil on the plugs. or any kind of ashy particles. the performance might be psychological. its not my daily so when i do drive it it feels faster.
SouthStar019 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
photog
3G TL Problems & Fixes
17
10-15-2013 12:53 PM
szhosain
First Generation CL Discussion (1997-1999)
16
06-14-2006 02:15 AM
njzprettyboy
Second Generation CL Discussion (2000-2003)
2
07-23-2004 10:49 AM
MistaE13A
First Generation CL Discussion (1997-1999)
0
12-26-2002 02:40 PM
Mr Hyde
Second Generation CL Discussion (2000-2003)
1
02-05-2002 09:51 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Spark plug question


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.