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Patrol 4.8 spark plugs

Post by DanieG » 12 Jan 2018 11:49

The time had come for my first service of the Patrol. I understand that it is a major mission to replace the spark plugs, apparantly half the intake manifold has to be removed. If I replace the plugs, I might as well replace them with something which is going to last longer than the normal plugs. I have read that a good replacement is PLFR5A-11 from NGK. In the spark plug manuals they say that it is suitable for the 4 liter Navara, but nothing about the Patrol. So, does the Navara and the Patrol use the same spark plug?
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Re: Patrol 4.8 spark plugs

Post by JoshJ » 12 Jan 2018 12:11

I do not know if they use the same plugs.

Service manual states plugs every 30 000km if I remembered correctly. I changed mine with the specified NGK plugs. It not such a heavy job. I did it in 4hrs and that was taking my time fiddling with everything else as well.
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Re: Patrol 4.8 spark plugs

Post by AndriesS » 12 Jan 2018 13:10

If my memory serves me right the platinum plugs is rated fro 90k km and my service book states replace at 90k, unfortunately some dealers / service agents replace them with normal plugs that do not last as long. I found normal plugs,

The plug number is correct and you need to split the manifold to replace.

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Post by AndriesS » 12 Jan 2018 13:10

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Re: Patrol 4.8 spark plugs

Post by SJC » 18 Jan 2018 23:38

Yes, for the TB48 use NGK PLFR5A-11 (Platinum = more $$$), or you can use the cheaper LFR5A-11.

http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=1640#p15127
http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=976#p9682

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