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      11-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Spark Plugs

What's the best place to get spark plugs

i'm thinking of getting LZFR6AP11GS by NGK. will this work on my e90?

what should i expect to pay?

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      11-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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i think MIke N54tuning has them for $65-70
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      11-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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i think MIke N54tuning has them for $65-70
He is out of stock.....
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      11-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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I dont think mike carries the NGKs. If you're putting it into your 328, you wont notice any dramatic difference betwen the NGKs and Bosch.
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I dont think mike carries the NGKs. If you're putting it into your 328, you wont notice any dramatic difference betwen the NGKs and Bosch.
Dealers use NGK's as well, don't they?
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      11-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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Dealers use NGK's as well, don't they?
No they use Bosch

For BMW 328xi:
Part # FR7NPP332

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...3435&ppt=C0334

Don't get NKG, you might have to gap them properly or at least check the gap to make sure they are done correctly. If you order OEM replacements from Bosch they already come gapped for you to spec.
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For the N52 in your 328xi we typically suggest either NGK High Power PLZFR6A11S s, NGK IR ILZFR6D11 s, or Bosch FR7NPP332.

The genuine BMW NGK made plug for your car is the ILZFR6D11
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No they use Bosch

For BMW 328xi:
Part # FR7NPP332

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...3435&ppt=C0334

Don't get NKG, you might have to gap them properly or at least check the gap to make sure they are done correctly. If you order OEM replacements from Bosch they already come gapped for you to spec.
for part # FR7NPP332, price vary significantly between vendors. goes from about $6 to 14 for same part time. makes me wonder about the quality.

i got a quote from dealer for about $18/each. i'm leaning towards it. its funny how some dealer use Bosch and some dealer use NGK.
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for part # FR7NPP332, price vary significantly between vendors. goes from about $6 to 14 for same part time. makes me wonder about the quality.

i got a quote from dealer for about $18/each. i'm leaning towards it. its funny how some dealer use Bosch and some dealer use NGK.
The dealer is always going to be more expensive. As long as you buy that model from Bosch, they will be gapped appropriately and work like the OEM ones.

The OEM ones that came in your car are Bosch, so replacing them with the same model is what I would recommend.

Even for my plugs (for a 335) you can buy them in the US for half the price at some places as opposed to others. Its all about how they are marked up, and if they are an online store as apposed to a physical location which will have higher overhead and usually charge more for products.

To make yourself feel comfortable, you can always check the gap of the plugs when you receive them. This is what you should do just out of habit. The reason I don't for the 335 is because our plugs have 3-prongs and requires a special gapping tool if the gap is off. For the 328 plugs, they are single ended and can be gapped or adjusted very easily if you have the tool which costs $5 at any auto store.
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      11-15-2012, 01:36 AM   #11
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Hey bro just picked up 6 of the same spark plugs you mentioned above probably gunna get to it this week if time is available or probably gunna bring it to an independent shop so I'm pretty sure they do the job and there iridium good to go for me.
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FOR NA engines, NGK are generally recommended over the Bosch plugs.

That is opposite for N54 engines.

NGK for na engines you don't need to really worry about the gap. Mine were pre-gapped correctly. I bought them cheap from the states. I would definitely go NGK spark plugs. Search this forum and you will see that it is recommended more.
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according to realoem, the plugs i bought were the newest available and using that part number
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I just picked them up from mike at marnello and they are by NGK
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      11-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
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I just picked them up from mike at marnello and they are by NGK
just about to mention them...cant beat his prices...
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