Originally Posted by Dackelone
The BMW spark plugs have a 12 point base. I would feel better buying and using the special 12 point socket when it comes to something like this. Afterall the "special tool" only costs $20 at most places. Heck even your BMW parts dept sells them!
Yes, I agree and ordered one from the tool truck this morning. We were doing this job on Sunday and delivering it today. So it was, find a way to make a tool or have a disappointed customer. :-)
The plug fit into the socket perfectly and at only 17 ft/lbs per plug, we were not worried. Just figured I would post the info anyway, in case someone gets in a bind like we did.