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      02-17-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Changed my plugs at 33k... never again. Lots of pics.

Finally got a camera and I finally changed my plugs. I need to get ready for summer. I started taking photos on the 4th plug... Arrow shows how to pull the coil clamp, toward the wires and then up towards yourself. If you do this yourself take your time and look at where the hinges are. I even just used my fingers. BTW, it's worth it to vacuum it out (see the photo) and a magnet comes in really handy. #5 plug is the hardest, sort of, the strut brace gets in the way an you will have to find the right length extension, no big deal. Spark plug #6 is easy, plenty of room. Spark plugs #1 - #3 are a piece of cake. All in all it was a really easy job. Throttle response, is like, dude, night and day.
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Last pic is of plugs themselves.
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Looking at the photos, I need to clean my DCIs. Bimmer This, I need to buy your old DCIs, if they are still for sale.... give me a call. Three Oh Three Six 4 one, 8370.
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Yeah, the N54 is pretty picky on the plugs, for those tuned it is definitely recommended to change at 15k or so. It made a difference on mine too when I did it last summer.
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Nice. Did you just get factory plugs from the dealer?
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They had the best price on the interwebs at the time I bought them, but don't know if that's still true.
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Have you tried the NGK plugs yet you should give them a shot if you got upgrades here is the link http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790094
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Iridium tip even. I'll try them. Thank you.
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You have to gap them. Did you need to gap the Bosch ones?
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You have to gap them. Did you need to gap the Bosch ones?
Yes you have to gap them and no the Bosch you do not thy are pre gaped cause they are 4 prong plugs unlike the NGK which is 1 prong but the NGK'S are better I would choose NGK over Bosch any day of the week.
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Yes you have to gap them and no the Bosch you do not thy are pre gaped cause they are 4 prong plugs unlike the NGK which is 1 prong but the NGK'S are better I would choose NGK over Bosch any day of the week.
Thanks. I guess I know which ones I'm going to get then.
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Thanks. I guess I know which ones I'm going to get then.
Yup no problem.
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i'm ordering 12 of these.

http://www.sparkplugauto.com/ngk/las...park-plug.html
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These are just for high boost applications though right? I'm just running DCI and JB+.
I do need to look into swapping out plugs soon. What would work best for my application?
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These are just for high boost applications though right? I'm just running DCI and JB+.
I do need to look into swapping out plugs soon. What would work best for my application?
Im using the NGK plugs run just fine nothing wrong with upgrading to the NGK plugs then you are always ready to upgrade.
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Im using the NGK plugs run just fine nothing wrong with upgrading to the NGK plugs then you are always ready to upgrade.
cool, thanks
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