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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 01-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need Help Picking Right Spark Plug Wires for 83 320i

Hi All,

I'm not so much a car enthusiast as an old broad who bought a Bimmer cuz the price was right. I love my car, but have a herd of old llamas to support, so my car is transportation only and I try to keep it running on a shoestring budget. (Hay prices are killer this winter.)

I need new spark plug wires and my adult son will put them in. I found some cheap online at 1983 BMW 320i Spark Plug Wire Set - Engine Electrical - Bosch, PVL - PartsGeek

He thinks I should get the Bosch Part Number: W0133-1617730 with the shorter wire. Does that seem right to those of you that know about these cars?

There's a picture of my car at My New Baby! if that helps. Sadly it doesn't look that good anymore.

Thanks for any help!
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Yes, those plugs will be fine for your 320i, They are basically Bosch OEM replacements so they will serve you well. I don't know when your spark plugs were last replaced but assuming its been awhile it might not be a bad idea to replace them at the same time. Just my $.02
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BimmerE39? what? am I missing something? The question was about a 1983 320i that needs spark plug wires right? Correct me if I am wrong here...please
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plus. wasn't 1983 the last year of the 320i? I think it was....the 320i was not one of BMWs' finest moments.....
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BimmerE39? what? am I missing something? The question was about a 1983 320i that needs spark plug wires right? Correct me if I am wrong here...please
When I said plug I meant plug wire. Whoops. I need to pay attention more often.
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go ahead and get your stories straight....you can do better than this....come on....
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Thanks! My son replaced the plugs last Saturday, but the local A-1 Auto wanted $70 for the wires, so the guys at work suggested looking online for a cheaper set. And I knew you meant the plug wires.
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Ignition wire set $46

We sell a Brand New BMW Bosch Ignition Wire set that fits the following models
318i 1983-85 and 320i 1980-83. Also have lots of other parts for your BMW, and have been told we have best prices around. Here's a link for the wire set we sell for $46.55 and comes with 1 year warranty.

BMW Ignition Wire Set E21 E30 (4 Cyl Engines)

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I would say that $70 would be about right for OEM wires...
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seems odd that the plug wires are suspect after a spark plug replacement was done....what is the problem with the engine?
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