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      02-28-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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spark plug change (335i) in Pasadena, CA area?

anyone here have the factory tools to do the spark plug replacement on a 335i? PM how much you'd charge to change them out. i already have the plugs.

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      03-01-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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come on down to OC, I'll change them out for you, free service, how is that sound
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      03-01-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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come on down to OC, I'll change them out for you, free service, how is that sound
that's very kind of you. what city? at least allow me to buy you a six pack or 12-pack of "premium" beer.
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      03-01-2009, 12:18 AM   #4
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garden grove, I dont even drink, well i do but little occasionally
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or you can save yourself a trip down here and buy this socket for only $21
http://www.monstronix.com/asssp1412-p-472353.html
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      03-02-2009, 03:05 AM   #6
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Stupid question, but why would one change the spark plugs? On the service interval it says that they are to be replaced at 90,000. Your car is 2007, I don't think you have driven for 90Ks, so what are the reasons to change them?
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just a precaution maintenance, it's like you dont change oil @ every 15K miles like bmw suggested
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      03-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #8
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or you can save yourself a trip down here and buy this socket for only $21
http://www.monstronix.com/asssp1412-p-472353.html
thanks for the link. that's a good deal.

from your experience, is this really necessary? N52/N54 Spark Plug Install Tool
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=83300496065

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Stupid question, but why would one change the spark plugs? On the service interval it says that they are to be replaced at 90,000. Your car is 2007, I don't think you have driven for 90Ks, so what are the reasons to change them?
It is especially if you're car is tuned w/ a piggyback. it puts a lot more stress on the spark plugs.
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Mayno, the spark plug install tool/hose is not necessary. I bought one when I replaced my plugs and never even used it! Just use a good torque wrench with an extension.

It is best to change them on a cold engine.
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found the socket for even less (not much less but it's still cheaper) http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/asssp1412.html

thanks for the info David_12!
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just a precaution maintenance, it's like you dont change oil @ every 15K miles like bmw suggested
That makes sense. Free maintenance

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It is especially if you're car is tuned w/ a piggyback. it puts a lot more stress on the spark plugs.
The only performance mod on car is Mobil1 0W-40

One more question I looked up part # of the spark plugs for my car (2006 325i) on the Bosch website and it shows those plugs with just one of those tabs on one end. Can I buy those spark plugs that got 4 of those tabs? I was looking at the Bosch Ir Fusion and right now they are doing a rebate for those so it makes it even more tempting to get them. So will Ir Fusion ones be OK for my car.

I apologize for such a noob question, I just never considered replacing spark plugs, let alone knowing what type are right for my car
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sorry, i have no idea
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