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      03-26-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Spark Plugs

Where would be a good place to get OEM spark plugs for a 2007 328xi? Would Autozone work? I don't want to get a plug that is going to give me issues because its junk, but I'm not sure that I want to pay the $25+ per plug from the dealer either.

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I got mine from getbmwparts.com as an additional part of an oil change kit that I ordered for my 328xi.

You can probably get them cheaper but I include my VIN with the order and Tischer has always been spot on.
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I got mine from getbmwparts.com as an additional part of an oil change kit that I ordered for my 328xi.

You can probably get them cheaper but I include my VIN with the order and Tischer has always been spot on.
Thanks for the reply. I talked with the dealer that I bought the car off of today, and he told me to stay away from the Autozone NGK plugs, so I am going to go OEM.

I see that Tischer has two different types: NGK and Bosch. Any preference as to which one to use?

If anyone knows of any other retailers that might have them for less than Tischer, please let me know!
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Just found them on ECS for a couple bucks cheaper than Tischer.

Can anyone tell me what the difference between the NGK and OEM is? The dealer tells me not to use the NGK, but it looks like the NGK may be more performance-oriented....

Sorry for all the questions.
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ECS.....best place for spark plugs. Changed mine last November....easier than I thought. It should take you about 30-45 minutes, but make sure you have the right socket. You can also buy it from ECS. That make the whole difference.

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ECS.....best place for spark plugs. Changed mine last November....easier than I thought. It should take you about 30-45 minutes, but make sure you have the right socket. You can also buy it from ECS. That make the whole difference.

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Good to hear! Did you get the OEM or NGK? How did you like the new plugs?
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Good to hear! Did you get the OEM or NGK? How did you like the new plugs?
Got the OEM and I love them! Stick with OEM, but that's my opinion, and like a**holes, we all have one... hahahaha
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I talked with the dealer that I bought the car off of today, and he told me to stay away from the Autozone NGK plugs, so I am going to go OEM.
Please tell us how NGKs from a dealer are different than from Autozone, or any other place?
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I bought mines from rockauto.com for $65 including shipping, they are NGK OEM and they perform flawlessly !
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Can anyone tell me what the difference between the NGK and OEM is? The dealer tells me not to use the NGK, but it looks like the NGK may be more performance-oriented....
One of the two suppliers to BMW is NGK (along with Bosch.) What reason did the dealer give not to use NGK?
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Yeah me too. I bought them on ebay for about 65 also. NGK OEM performance is great!
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One of the two suppliers to BMW is NGK (along with Bosch.) What reason did the dealer give not to use NGK?
He said that the OEM spark plugs are intrinsic for the coils and vehicle to function properly.

IMO, many people have used the NGK plugs and they work fine, so....
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Bosch is same as BMW just cheaper bavarianauto has them for like $9 a pop
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rockauto.com I got a set of NGK 5987.

My original Bosch didn't last 100K miles as anticipated by BMW.
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