Spark Plug Wires - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 01:02 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: lexington, Ky
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Halon is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Halon Send a message via MSN to Halon Send a message via Yahoo to Halon
(Thread Starter)
Well, I guess maybe I don't need them, but I want to see if I can't get a set of more conductive spark plug wires. Does anyone know if Bosch offers an 8 or 9mm spark plug wire? I've asked this question a few times with no response, so I'm hoping that the third time will be a charm here. I just wanted to know if so, what is the part number? Anyhow, any help is appreceated.
Halon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 09:06 PM
5th Gear Member
 
BMWJNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 1,175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BMWJNKY Send a message via Yahoo to BMWJNKY
The bosch replacement wires are 8mm. The only difference with a thicker wire is the thickness of the insulation, not the conductor inside. If you are going to change the wires it is a good idea to change the spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor at the same time.
BMWJNKY is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 12:35 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: lexington, Ky
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Halon is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Halon Send a message via MSN to Halon Send a message via Yahoo to Halon
(Thread Starter)
I see, could you provide me with the part numbers. I think I might try a splitfire sparkplug this time around. I've heard that in cars with smaller displacement engines that you can notice a good improvement in them. Either that, or Copper tips. Although I was concerned that a spark too hot may damage the piston head? Anyone ever heard about this? I think I read that somewhere... probally garbage, but dunno.
Halon is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 12:47 AM
5th Gear Member
 
BMWJNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 1,175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BMWJNKY Send a message via Yahoo to BMWJNKY
I wouldn't use the Splitfire plugs, just use the recomended bosch W8DC plug. The Bosch plug wire part # i found was 09 011. I would highly recomend going with either bosch or NGK wires as they were the orginal supliers for BMW back when your car was new. Distributor cap Bosch # is 03 212, and the bosch rotor # is 04 138 and 04 038, I don't know what the difference between the two is, sorry.
BMWJNKY is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 02:43 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
protomor is an unknown quantity at this point
I tried to get some new spark plug wires from an olympic auto parts. they wanted $163. JUST for the wires. I was like Fuck that!
protomor is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 08:58 PM
5th Gear Member
 
BMWJNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 1,175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute BMWJNKY has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BMWJNKY Send a message via Yahoo to BMWJNKY
What brand wires did you try and get? The bosch ones should only be about $60.
BMWJNKY is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Spark Plug Wires For All You E30er's(Bavauto Plug Wires) Bmw1990 Product Reviews 2 02-19-2009 02:38 AM
Spark Plug Wires KevinTS 3-Series (E36) 9 03-20-2005 07:30 AM
323i, 320/6 Spark Plug Wires 1980 BMW 323is Classifieds Sell & Buy 1 02-09-2005 11:31 PM
SPARK PLUG WIRES jdpiper 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 01-22-2004 10:33 AM
SPARK PLUG WIRES for 89' 325i jdpiper 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 01-17-2004 01:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome