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      08-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Spark plugs aren't shown in the service interval

Can anybody explain why the spark plugs aren't shown in the conditional service guide within the Idrive on my 335i

The wife's 118i has this (although 2 years older), so why not the 3 series?

If they aren't included under conditional, what mileage should they be changed? Is it 60k or similar?

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Can anybody explain why the spark plugs aren't shown in the conditional service guide within the Idrive on my 335i

The wife's 118i has this (although 2 years older), so why not the 3 series?

If they aren't included under conditional, what mileage should they be changed? Is it 60k or similar?

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Every 3rd oil service. 1st should be approx 45,000
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Every 3rd oil service. 1st should be approx 45,000
Thanks for that.

Looks like that will need doing in a few hundred miles then.

However, nowhere near 45,000, more like 30,000

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Thanks for that.

Looks like that will need doing in a few hundred miles then.

However, now where near 45,000, more like 30,000
My oil service comes around the 15k mark, hence third service 45k spark plugs changed.
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Thanks for that.

Looks like that will need doing in a few hundred miles then.

However, nowhere near 45,000, more like 30,000

BMW say every 3rd oil change as they expect you to be following the extended oil interval, i.e. 15-20K, if you service more frequently then go by miles.

So 45-60k for plugs.

I change the oil every 6/8k, so by that measure I'd be due my 3rd set of plugs by now!
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