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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 05-27-2006, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil in Spark Plugs

Newbie question here....

I pulled my plug wires and found oil in 2 of the 4 plugs....one just a little, the other plug hole was filled with oil...so much that i coudnt see the plug.


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Being new to this BMW thing...

I would have thought oil on plugs would be something more complex.
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are you kidding? lol the valve cover gasket is easy in any car, but pulling the fuel tank is becomming a pain in my arse... gota pull the exaust and the shaft and everything... sorry just frustrated with it lol

rember these rules of thumb, dont overtighten(get a haynes manual) and tighten the bolts across from eachother little by little untill tight enough
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are you kidding? lol the valve cover gasket is easy in any car

Oh yea, try them in a 96 pontiac transport, and if you want real fun try changing them in a 88 BMW 850!
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