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      09-12-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Spark Plugs at 87k?

Dealer says spark plugs are due and I got quoted around 280+ tax for the job. Anyone think I can find a better deal elsewhere?
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      09-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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http://www.getbmwparts.com/ to get the plugs.

http://www.n54tuning.com/index.php?_...d&productId=89 PHPSESSID=bac3ead577b2991ebad74944932ad13f for the socket tool.


I paid $456 at a dealership in Toronto, still feel sore from it. NEVER again.

Your $280 quoted is not that bad, plugs alone are about $120 USD for 6.... + about 1.5 hours worth of labour

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cheaper here
https://www.autopartsway.ca/PartDeta...33-1823010/BOS

you can pick up a spark plug tool from Mike@N54Tuning
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      09-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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cheaper here
https://www.autopartsway.ca/PartDeta...33-1823010/BOS

you can pick up a spark plug tool from Mike@N54Tuning
Are these the same as OEM ?
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Are these the same as OEM ?
I haven't ordered from there but its the same part number - yes
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      09-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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Yes they are. I order from that website often and they source OE parts. Including plugs.
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Yes they are. I order from that website often and they source OE parts. Including plugs.
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I hit 82k, my service says I should have gotten them done after 80k. I was wondering if I should get them done now or later on (around 100k)? Also, are OEM the best ones to go with? thanks
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      03-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #9
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OK, now listen about spark plugs. You can buy the EXACT SAME PLUG as the dealership from www.rockauto.com for $10.00 a piece. That is a total of $60.00. This is a 30-45 minute job for the FIRST TIMER at the most. DO NOT waste your money at the dealer! Yes, they stencil "BMW" on each plug, but it is still the same plug! My dealer quoted me $560.00 for a change on a an E90 non turbo. I have been working on cars for 30 years and this, by FAR, was the EASIEST car I have ever worked on! You can even get to each plug with a torque wrench and put 30 NM of torque on each plug. Make sure to check the inside of the boot that connects the direct ignition to the plug, I had some corrosion that I removed with very fine sand paper and a small flat head screw driver. Also make sure to use a SMALL about of Dialectic grease on the inside of each boot and a tiny bit on the white base of the plugs. If you are confused about how to do everything, go onto ebay and purchase a dvd or cd manual OEM BMW that can be loaded onto your computer, which gives you step by step instructions on how to do this. EASY EASY EASY job!
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Where's the best place to get OEM spark plugs for a good price?
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      09-12-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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Where's the best place to get OEM spark plugs for a good price?
seems out of stock everywhere including N54tuning. Any where else guys?
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      09-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
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Is the special spark plug socket removal tool really necessary or any deep thin walled socket will do? I have a socket from Princess Auto which has a thinner wall in comparison to the Mastercraft Maximum brand. I think that should do the trick.
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What a joke. Coming up on 86 km.. I'll have my local honest mechanic do it or me for parts plus labor...
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Is the special spark plug socket removal tool really necessary or any deep thin walled socket will do? I have a socket from Princess Auto which has a thinner wall in comparison to the Mastercraft Maximum brand. I think that should do the trick.
You can get one at Princess Auto. Apparently if you don't get the specific BMW tool for your car it won't work regardless:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12569324
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You can get one at Princess Auto. Apparently if you don't get the specific BMW tool for your car it won't work regardless:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12569324
thanks for the above link.

Is the one you were referring to ...
http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...dr-Deep-Socket
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thanks for the above link.

Is the one you were referring to ...
http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...dr-Deep-Socket
Yes from what I can remember it is..... what a price difference too lol
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Shagonwagon will change them for you for 10 bucks a plug
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Shagonwagon will change them for you for 10 bucks a plug
haha
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Sorry I mean 15 bucks a plug. Unless your his friend
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Sorry I mean 15 bucks a plug. Unless your his friend
You are a special breed my friend.

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You guy wait till 85km's for this? I do them every 25km's on a tuned car, makes a world of difference in performance if you drive hard at all.
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You guy wait till 85km's for this? I do them every 25km's on a tuned car, makes a world of difference in performance if you drive hard at all.
+1 on that.

25km tune up with tranny and diff fluid change and your runs like brand new again.
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