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Unread 01-12-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default moon roof and spark plugs

First off it's insane cold again in Winnipeg. I replaced my battery and then realized I'd need the reset for the moonroof/rear window.

Unfortunately the moon roof stuck in the full open position. Fortunately, I was already at home. Tossed her in the garage, and got at it the next day. Started to do the TSB, but then got to the part that needed the new pieces in the TSB kit. Pricing in Canada is 100% markup, and 1-2 weeks waiting. I give up. Pricing in US was $51 on line and $72 in Grand forks. Man I think Canadians get ripped off!!

Decided to skip the parts, and just clean everything and lube with a nice light spray grease from my bicycling work area. WOW I was so proud to get that thing closed again, and it's working great and smooth. I never finished the 2nd half of the TSB. I'm just happy it's working for now.

Working on the 193000 km maintenance, I finally realized (maybe) why the original plugs were different brands. I noticed a sticker on the driver side of the engine saying "long reach plugs" ...not sure why that sticker never registered with me before. Anyhoo just threw in the usual denso and had supper. But maybe, just maybe, the original oems were different on one side because they were the long reach ones?

Sure love this SUV, it's been such a great 10 years. Almost time to close the chapter as I joined the LX 570 club with a 2010 loaded model.

03 v6 LTD; OW 2.0 w/ 265/70/r17 Duratrac; DICE Mediabridge 1500; Stubbs Sliders; block heater plug Mod; RUD Grip4x4; yak x-bars; safari RR; hitch cargo basket; roof cargo basket; hydrocarbon/key reminder delete; SW & warn 8K; lexus gx drivers seat; LR UCA
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Unread 01-12-2016, 10:45 PM   #2
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The V6 used longer plugs which was unusual when they came out in 2003 I guess, as long as you stuck in the equivalent it should be fine.

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Unread 01-17-2016, 10:05 PM   #3
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When I replaced my plugs, I ordered them from the dealership and swapped them all out for the same size. Are there supposed to be different spark plugs for the driver side?
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