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      03-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Socket Tool anyone?

Anyone in nova have the socket tool for the n54/n55 spark plugs?

I need to borrow it for 10 min to change out one plug that I think has failed.

I will be super greatful and Ill bring a 6 pack of ur choice that u can enjoy while I change it out.

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      03-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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where in NOVA are you?
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where in NOVA are you?
Near tysons....you? Doesnt matter though im willing to come to you. I have the cover off already and I just need to get to cyl 2
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im out in the ashburn area, socket is in chantilly.
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im out in the ashburn area, socket is in chantilly.
At a shop I assume? Any chance you can meet this week? I work in herndon
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You can rent/buy one at Autozone for cheap. I forgot the exact pricing, but thats what i did
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You can rent/buy one at Autozone for cheap. I forgot the exact pricing, but thats what i did
The N54 spark plugs aren't seated in the motor like regular cars. The one needed for the N54 BMS sells.

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Just buy one
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good point....aren't they like $10 on the BMS site?
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I have one in sterling
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I think I paid close to $30 for my BMW socket.

Looks like they are closer to $20 if you look around.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spark-Plug-S...3fecd8&vxp=mtr
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my bad, yeah, they're now $19 on BMS' site...I got mine as an introductory deal.
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http://www.amazon.com/Assenmacher-Sp...rk+plug+socket

$25 and free shipping from amazon

my offer still stands though, but it's raining here and I don't have a garage
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Schwanen makes a great socket for the N54 and N55. Sears currently has a killer deal on it, free shipping and it's on sale for sub 15 bucks.
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The AST socket Blows, The OP was going to come by last friday, but didnt show up, dont know what happened
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im out in the ashburn area, socket is in chantilly.
Hey neighbor...where in Ashburn do you live?
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good point....aren't they like $10 on the BMS site?
Guys - I know you all have good intentions but I actually do own one that my friend in VA Beach is currently borrowing and I wanted to change out a coil pack and plug asap to check on misfires....your posts were not helpful

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The AST socket Blows, The OP was going to come by last friday, but didnt show up, dont know what happened
Hey thanks - I didn't know that was set - my apologies if you were waiting for me to stop by - miscommunication on my part then. My buddy brought mine back that night so I was good. Ended up being a bad VCG anyway

Thanks for the attempted help guys - always appreciated
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Chuck, no worries, i wasn't waiting no harm done. Did you end up fixing the VCG? how bad was it?

flip - i live in university Center, BUt im moving to the village in a month or so. there are quite a few people that live in ashburn. we should all get together

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Chuck, no worries, i wasn't waiting no harm done. Did you end up fixing the VCG? how bad was it?

flip - i live in university Center, BUt im moving to the village in a month or so. there are quite a few people that live in ashburn. we should all get together
It wasn't in pieces like some I have seen here, but it was def hardened and cracked enough to leak oil into my cylinder 2 and 3 coil bays.

I am still burning oil and the exhaust is still a little smokey but I believe it should subside as it's not leaking anymore. I assume it's burning off oil that was left over?
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lol sorry i have a regular n52....
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