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      12-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Spark Plugs

I get a lot of emails regarding spark plugs, etc. so I just wanted to let everybody know I ordered a WACK of them so they are finally available in a large quantity.

Please remember that spark plugs should be changed every 15-20K if your car is tuned and its one of the first things that should be changed when diagnosing certain problems like misfires, hesitation, etc.

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Thanks for quick delivery of the last set I ordered, Mike. Always a pleasure.
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Do you have anything for N52 engine?
I have an e90 330x
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I get a lot of emails regarding spark plugs, etc. so I just wanted to let everybody know I ordered a WACK of them so they are finally available in a large quantity.

Please remember that spark plugs should be changed every 15-20K if your car is tuned and its one of the first things that should be changed when diagnosing certain problems like misfires, hesitation, etc.

Mike
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      12-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Do you have anything for N52 engine?
I have an e90 330x
Please let me know.
No only carry the N54 motor plugs unfortunately as those are the cars that only should use the stock BMW Bosch plugs and those plugs are crazy price at the dealer. I think one customer told me the dealer wanted 200.00 for just the six plugs.

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      12-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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a shop charged me $200 for the plugs + installation. Is that unreasonable?
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      12-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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a shop charged me $200 for the plugs + installation. Is that unreasonable?
That's crazy man
I think the tool on n54 tuning is 20 bucks and plugs for 60-70.
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That's crazy man
I think the tool on n54 tuning is 20 bucks and plugs for 60-70.
Ya and shop is suppost to work for free? Do you work for free? Sometimes I hate forums because of ignorant comments like yours!
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Ya and shop is suppost to work for free? Do you work for free? Sometimes I hate forums because of ignorant comments like yours!
but 200 is over priced. think about it. lets say they get plugs for 60, and their hourly rate is 90-120/hr. now ask yourself this how long does it take to change sparkplugs? and would you pay 200? if anyone is ignorant its you, just saying.
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Ya and shop is suppost to work for free? Do you work for free? Sometimes I hate forums because of ignorant comments like yours![/quote]
Take it easy man all I'm saying is doing plugs is pretty easy to learn why not do it yourself? And save the cost at $200 every 20000 k adds up fast!! I don't think that's ignorant hell come to e town and I'll teach you how to do plugs for free!!
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Where you get n54 plug for 60? How about the tools? How about the person working in car? I personally do not know how to change plugs.

Dealer cost 300+ so I believe 200 is fair.
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but 200 is over priced. think about it. lets say they get plugs for 60, and their hourly rate is 90-120/hr. now ask yourself this how long does it take to change sparkplugs? and would you pay 200? if anyone is ignorant its you, just saying.
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Where you get n54 plug for 60? How about the tools? How about the person working in car? I personally do not know how to change plugs.

Dealer cost 300+ so I believe 200 is fair.
are you for real bro?! LMAO!! its a frigging shop. they already have the tools. they can get parts at cost which most of us CANT! and theres plenty of DIYs and youtube videos that shows you how to change a sparkplug. its as simple as replacing a light bulb
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How much is fair then?
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Where you get n54 plug for 60? How about the tools? How about the person working in car? I personally do not know how to change plugs.

Dealer cost 300+ so I believe 200 is fair.
That's cool man check out www.n54tuning.com think 6 plugs for $75 and they have the tool also.sure there is a DIY on it.
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Plugs at the dealer are 30 each
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I will DIY my next set up. I have alot of air tools at home.
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I wish I saw this thread sooner. I had a check engine error early this summer and I read on here that the spark plugs was the problem. Brought it to a local garage that specializes in BMW repairs (not a dealership). The mechanic ended up charging me $900 for replacing the coil pack + spark plugs. My jaw dropped...

Maybe I should order some spark plugs for future use lol...PM me price please
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AHHH I changed my plugs and coils two weeks ago I would have done a DIY if I knew you guys were interested in knowing how.

Once you know how to do this, you will think a shop charging $200 is a lot of money. Trust me when I say its that easy.

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The mechanic ended up charging me $900 for replacing the coil pack + spark plugs.
If the only thing they did was coils and plugs then you got raped my friend. That's almost criminal.

This is no more than a 45 minute job and I am not exaggerating.
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I agree everything would be cheaper if we did it ourself. But I'm
Not a mechanic.
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I agree everything would be cheaper if we did it ourself. But I'm
Not a mechanic.
If you have the very basics in mechanical abilities, and the very minimum in tool selection, you can do this no problem.

Buy the parts and I'll do plugs and coils for you for $50.
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AHHH I changed my plugs and coils two weeks ago I would have done a DIY if I knew you guys were interested in knowing how.

Once you know how to do this, you will think a shop charging $200 is a lot of money. Trust me when I say its that easy.

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The mechanic ended up charging me $900 for replacing the coil pack + spark plugs.
If the only thing they did was coils and plugs then you got raped my friend. That's almost criminal.

This is no more than a 45 minute job and I am not exaggerating.
Agreed, at least now I know for future purposes...ill do everything myself lol
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Wow...I will change anyones plugs for 200.
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