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      04-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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DIY: Spark Plug Change N55 (2011 335i Sedan) Video

Feedback appreciated. Some advice before you start:

1.) PLEASE USE METRIC TOOLS! This is a European car and guess what measuring system their engineers use? I see other DIY's saying to use SAE or English size sockets and such... It MIGHT work, but you run a big risk of rounding off the nuts/bolts! If you do that, you will need special tools to extract.

2.) Be patient and take your time (2-3 hours). Its tempting to do things right before a run or such, but trying to do a repair under time pressure is not ideal. You run a big risk of doing something wrong and then having to redo it.

3.) Try to do this on a level surface as you are removing a strut brace. And for your own safety should parking brake fail, etc...

Here's Part 1 of the video. Takes you all the way through removing the first spark plug.



And here is Part 2. Takes you all the way through starting the engine back up!

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That was a great DIY video sir. I'm sure plenty of us on the forum will use it!
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one of the best made DIY's ive seen great job
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Excellent DIY. Congrats! Really helpful as Im lining up to do this soon.
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Excellent video!
I want to add that I always cover the pipe going down to the turbo after you removed the air intake at 3:10. If anything falls down there you are screwed. I use a plastic bag and a tie wrap.
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