E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Mid-Atlantic > BMW spark plug socket



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

BMW spark plug socket

anyone have one local that I can borrow ASAP? Bought new plugs but then realized they are some strange fitment for a socket.

help!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
pdjafari
Colonel
pdjafari's Avatar
43
Rep
2,402
Posts

 
Drives: Axe Murderer with headlights
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Earth

iTrader: (5)

wow replacing plugs already???
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
JuniorDee
Captain
JuniorDee's Avatar
15
Rep
610
Posts

 
Drives: the speed limit
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: the land of brat and brotchen

iTrader: (1)

did you buy them from the dealer? Are they already pre-gapped?
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2008, 09:51 AM   #4
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

yup pre gapped (its a 4 prong style, so im' not sure how you would gap it anyway). Bought them from the dealer, 15 a pop w/ my BMWCCA discount.

I have 28k on the ticker. I think I have a messed up plug causing a slight misfire at high rpms.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #5
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

edit: they are 3 prong.

also, got a socket ordered from a dealer, 60 bucks! its only used for the plugs on the N54 it seems. oh well.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

parts guy had a funny response when I asked for the socket. He said, the tech told me to have you bring your car in for service if it needs new plugs, we are supposed to sell that socket. Your car will need the new plugs at 35k (I have 30k). I then asked, well what do I do when the car is out of warranty and I want to change my plugs! He said, bring it in and the techs will do it, they are trained for that.................yeah sure buddy. That sounds like a $300 plug change to me.

He then was a nice guy when I explained I want to keep the car after the warranty. He called some central warehouse and pretended that one of his techs needed it! It should be ready for my pickup on thursday.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2008, 07:05 PM   #7
pseto
Major General
pseto's Avatar
United_States
91
Rep
6,540
Posts

 
Drives: M3 E92 ZCP, M Roadster, X5 4.4
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbia, MD

iTrader: (4)

if you're talking about Tischer, you probably talked to one of the newer idiots. Since Garth left a few months ago, no one over there seems to have a clue.
__________________
Paul Seto - BMW Car Club of America
National Capital Chapter (MD/DC/NoVA), President & Social Chairman

Become a BMW CCA member & reference my member# 339225
Join our NCC Facebook Page
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
ase2dais
//Mdicted
ase2dais's Avatar
United_States
127
Rep
9,875
Posts

 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

iTrader: (17)

Garage List
Tischer have been great in their Parts Dept, but unsure about their service
Jason has been there awhile and is the most knowledgeable guy I deal with, others just need time to get up to speed but in no way lacking in intelligence
Appreciate 0
      07-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #9
BimmerGS
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

12 Point Thin Walled 14mm Spark Plug Socket

Assenmacher brand is cheaper:

Assenmacher (SP1412) 12 Point Thin Walled 14mm Spark Plug Socket

Comparable to BMW # 121 220

$16.39

http://www.twistingwrenches.com/inde...ducts_id=19611
Appreciate 0
      07-15-2008, 09:48 AM   #10
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

thanks for the info, is there any info saying that this will fit the plugs?

I already have the BMW socket fyi, if anyone wants to borrow it.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #11
BimmerGS
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

AST 12 Point Thin Walled 14mm Spark Plug Socket

I owned both sockets (BMW socket cost $60 and AST Assenmacher socket cost $16.39). They have the same external measurement of 18mm x 63mm. Both sockets work for N52/N54 Spark Plug Socket for 2006+ BMW 6 Cylinder Engines.

The BMW socket (black color) has 6 internal metal guides to keep the spark plug aligned with the socket. BMW Part #: 83300495560 (83 30 0 495 560)

The AST Assenmacher socket (silver color) has soft rubber boot to safely grip the spark plug during removal and installation. AST Part#: SP1412

AST Assenmacher socket is much cheaper, but I found that the BMW socket is much lighter with better quality metal and it is easier to use (less friction to insert the spark plug into the socket and removal).

Last edited by BimmerGS; 08-06-2008 at 12:06 PM.
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #12
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BimmerGS View Post
I owned both sockets (BMW socket cost $60 and AST Assenmacher socket cost $16.39). They have the same external measurement of 18mm x 63mm. Both sockets work for N52/N54 Spark Plug Socket for 2006+ BMW 6 Cylinder Engines.

The BMW socket (black color) has 6 internal metal guides to keep the spark plug aligned with the socket. BMW Part #: 83300495560 (83 30 0 495 560)

The AST Assenmacher socket (silver color) has soft rubber boot to safely grip the spark plug during removal and installation. AST Part#: SP1412

AST Assenmacher socket is much cheaper, but I found that the BMW socket is much lighter with better quality metal and it is easier to use (less friction to insert the spark plug into the socket and removal).
thanks for the info!

the BMW socket works great...as expected for 60 bucks
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-06-2008, 02:24 PM   #13
FrankoQ
Deny everything
FrankoQ's Avatar
United_States
134
Rep
11,293
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Laurel, MD

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to FrankoQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniz View Post
thanks for the info!

the BMW socket works great...as expected for 60 bucks
$60 for a socket...
Does it at least have a colored roundel?
__________________

I need a drink

Appreciate 0
      08-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #14
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankoQ View Post
$60 for a socket...
Does it at least have a colored roundel?

nope, actually it looks cheap
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST