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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-06-2005, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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help me find the right spark plug for a 325e

i would like to give the car i just bought a refreshment in all areas.spark plug wise what should i get?4 electrode bosch platinum, or i have heard bosch silver is the best for the e30.what is the oem sparkplug for the 87 325e?should i look for sparkplugs at the dealer or local autozone.?

or should i just pull out the spark plugs i have right now and put ones that are similar to what i have?

again i will be doing the coolant flush when i change the water pump. which coolant is better blue or green, which brand of coolant do u guys recommend

and what brake fluid should i use dot 3 or dot4 or should i use bmw brake fluid is it worth it?

sorry for the common questions just a newbie wanting to get it right on his first bimmer
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I have an 86 eta and I put platinum +4's in it and it ran worse than with the stock old plugs. Get STOCK Bosch plugs. I don't remember the part number, but just your standard plugs and gap them right. BMW knew what they were doing and they didn't skimp on the plugs!
As for coolant, you will hear many arguments about Blue vs. Green coolant. Many die hards will tell you ONLY USE BLUE, it is what BMW uses, so YOU should use it. I personally use Prestone (I THINK...). It does the job, and as long as you use distilled water to mix it with, I don't think you will see too many issues.

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BOSCH spark plug WR9LS is what you should use. The plat. plugs are a waste of money and dont work well with the older ignition systems. The older ignition systems wont get the plat. hot enough causing them foul out sooner than a normal copper or silver plug.

Blue or green coolant doesn't matter. The blue BMW coolant is a little more refined and lasts longer but the regular green coolant works fine. We use Peak brand coolant at the shop I work at in the older BMW's and have seen no problems and I run it in my E30 with no problems.
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i got wr9ls and i think this is the best.
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i got the plugs wr9ls and installed them and they worked fine. the idle smoother the engine is quieter. less hesistation
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