1990 Toyota Corolla Spark Plugs

Tiny
JACKOLSON
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  • 1990 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 80,000 MILES
Hi guys,

I'm currently using Bosch Super Plus Spark Plugs and I think the heat range is +6, the gaps are factory set, I think it's 0.04" and I will be replacing my timing belt.

Is the spark plug I'm using appropriate for my engine? And any tips on the timing belt please.

I drive rather aggressively when given the chance. I shift up only when I hit 3000rpm or above, most of the times I'd rev up to 4000rpm when shifting from 3rd to 4th then to 5th gear. I got used to this since I learned how to drive. I'd like to tune my engine performance for my driving.

Thanks and more power.
Jack
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 3:55 AM

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Tiny
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Use Denso or NGK platinum.

Change belt at 60K. Belt is pretty straight foward, check lower gear for wear, check camshaft seal for leaks.
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Thanks.

I'm buying new NGKs.

I'm leaking oil thru the distributor shaft. I'm changing oil seals for like every other week. They say that it's the shafting of the distributor.

Can I correct this myself? Can you please give me a rundown on how to go about it? I can go as far as changing oil seals but I don't know how to correct or check the shafting.

Thanks and more power.
Jack
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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A bad dist. Seal will leak down side of head, if oil is inside dist. You will need to replace the dist.
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 6:47 AM
Tiny
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Thanks.

Any recommendation for a top of the line dist that will fit my engine? I'm looking to upgrade my ignition system to a high power one, I want more voltage, so I can open up my spark plug gap. I want to go for a race setup, or as close as possible to a race setup. It's an old car so I have nothing to fear. Right?

More power
Jack
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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Will it matter if I use a multi-tip spark plug?

Thanks!
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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I prefer single ground platinum/iridium plugs, Denso/NGK.

You may be able to find a high voltage coil from MSD and wires from Taylor, don't know though. Try Summit racing or Jegs.
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