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e.n335's Avatar 335i - change spark plugs after 16000 miles
e.n335
05-17-2008
Thus I wanted to check my spark plugs after 16000 miles ( all with PROcede V1, PROcede V2, JB2H and new AA Active Processor ) I bought a new set and exchanged them today.

What you need:

Spark plug socket BMW 121220 ( Hazet )
Torque wrench 23 NM
Hex...
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By JDrago1926 on 07-16-2013, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
No. Only purchase your plugs from a BMW dealer. OE not OEM is what you want. There is a difference. Just look at page two of my DIY to see why....

135i Spark Plug replacement DIY...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602804
I already bought these
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By visions111 on 09-20-2013, 12:14 PM
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Thanks for the good quality post. I'm changing my sparkplugs.
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By bimmertt on 10-17-2013, 06:57 PM
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Has anyone tried getting the "dusting" out after you remove the spark plug? You can kind of see some debris in this pic:

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By Dackelone on 10-18-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bimmertt View Post
Has anyone tried getting the "dusting" out after you remove the spark plug? You can kind of see some debris in this pic:
Use some compressed air and/or some Brake Kleen(and don't forget those safety glasses!).
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By J38 on 12-14-2013, 06:06 AM
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Easy, cheap, and clear instructions.

Car now runs like a champ with no misfires under load.
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By slowbutsure on 12-21-2013, 12:42 AM
nice guide man! You're good!
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By bomiheko on 03-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Anyone have a recommendation for a really good torque wrench for this?
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By Dackelone on 03-22-2014, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bomiheko View Post
Anyone have a recommendation for a really good torque wrench for this?
Snap-On makes some really nice ones. Mac Tools or Matco or Hazet, Geodore, also make nice stuff.

Just make sure the wrench you are using has a middle range of what you are trying to torque down. In other words... if your tightening something to 21Nm use a wrench that 21Nm is in its middle tq range. Say a wrench that has a range of 5Nm to 40Nm. Not a wrench that can torque up to 250Nm!!


Also don't forget when storing your tq wrench never have it preset to the tq setting. This compresses the internal spring and over time will throw off your tq wrench's accuracy. Always have it set to ZERO ft/lbs or Nm - when not being used.
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By kguarnotta on 06-22-2014, 01:05 PM
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When reading this tutorial the pictures don't show up. Is that somethign wrong on my computer or have the pics gone somewhere?
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By Dackelone on 06-22-2014, 02:22 PM
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When reading this tutorial the pictures don't show up. Is that somethign wrong on my computer or have the pics gone somewhere?
I can not see the OP's e.n335 pictures either.

It looks like e.n335 uploaded his pics to a third party site and the account has expired. This is why its always a good idea to upload your photos to the forum directly. Just click ADVANCE MODE, then use the paper clip icon to upload pics directly to our site. This way they will always be there for future members.

Btw... my photos are still here... on page three of THIS thread.

Or here at this link...

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...8#post10678498


Dackel
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By Lotus99 on 06-24-2014, 11:19 AM
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I was going to say he's one of the mods still, so just contact him to fix the links. He has the pics still hopefully.

But now I see he's not been on the forums for over 2 years, so am wondering why he's still a mod even?
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By Eurotic on 11-01-2014, 12:08 PM
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I had mine done by one of my friends who is a mechanic, im not sure if he torqued them or not. the car runs fine and i haven't had any problems. I was just wondering if there are any negatives of not torquing them to spec?
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