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2007 Toyota Yaris Question: my car mileage went down and very slow on taking off.

 

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Visitor, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, South Richmond Hill, NY, May 01, 2010, 21:10

At how many miles do i change the plugs? My car has 40K.
Are the original plugs Iridium?
If so, can I use cheaper plugs?

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    fernando May 01, 2010, 22:11
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    Toyota recommends to replace the 4 Platinum/Iridium Spark Plugs at the 120,000 Mile Service. They may not be the cause of those problems. Use the RepairPal Directory to find an Auto Repair Shop or Mechanic; http://repairpal.com/directory?address=11419&car_bran...

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 01, 2010, 22:31
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    Iridium plugs will last 60000 miles easy. I have seen the air flow meter start to fail and cause poor performance and gas mileage to drop without setting a Check Engine Light. May be worth trying to clean it, it is delicate only use a chemical parts stores will have it CRC product # 05110 , it easy two philips screws hold it into the air filter hosing.

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