O.K. fellows here is a heads-up.
I just got done with long deferred spark plug changes on three different vehicles.
A 2009 Toyota Avelon. A 2014 Ford Edge. A 2007 Hyundia Tucson.
All sideways double overhead cams V-6’s requiring the removals of the upper intake air plenums to be able to access the rear three cylinders spark plug wells.
All with original good-for-100,000 mile spark plugs. A mix of Denso, NGK and Motocraft iridium and platinum tipped plugs.
I replaced all with Iridium NGK’s. The Denso for the Toyota and the Motocraft for the Ford are a long-away travel-to dealership items here for me. Or a long wait special order ship-in.
Two of the NGK numbers I local sourced were an “IX” model version. One was a “Laser” version. Now, after the fact, I find that only the NGK Lasers are rated as 100K life plugs! The IX’s are a 60K rated performance orientated plug. Be ok-fine on and easy to-do 20 minutes four cylinder engine.
Oh well. My hands will be well healed by the time I have to re-do two of these sidewinder V-6’s.
AND knowing ahead I will have the time to pre-stock with the better 100K lifed versions.
Live and learn. Bleed a bit with the learning. Sigh.
I found two currnet books that update the old Five Acres and Indnepence book quite well.
the doable off-grid homestead (the title is actually in non-caps)
by Stewart and Shannon Stonger
on five acres moved down from the thousand lakes MN to central Texas
BACKYARD HOMESTEADING - A Back-To-Basics Guide to Self Sufficiency
by David Toht
For smaller lots. Very, very detailed. Large format. Lots and lots of colored pictures. Give homage to the previous “The Cultivator”, “The Prairie Farmer” and the 1940’s “Have-More Plan” information efforts guides.
Ha! The difference between homesteading approch; and the eco-green-spin publications; imho, is the homesteading focus on what you can do for you&yours versus: what you must-do to save the planet (from humankind).
I dislike much being preached too. And insistent harangued. By anyone. For anything.
Regards to all - back to weeds slaying