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Old 10-14-2004, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know you guys have heard these q's so many times (sorry) but I just want to make sure everything is ok, since i'm doing it myself and I just want keep my beemer in top shape.

1) I'm gonna buy NGK (copper stock plugs). What's the gap measurement (318i), or they come pre-gapped?
2) What diff. fluid you recommed?
3) What tranny fluid to use? (5 spd)

and last to clear my doubts. Does the Brake and Clutch fluids share the same fliud reservoir?

thanks guys and sorry for the inconvinience.

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Buy the ones from the dealer for plugs, they're pregapped.

Use mobil one full synthetic. Just what you can find at the local parts store. In my differential I've got 75w90 for a LSD, and transmission is Redline MTL.

Clutch and brakes share the same fluid reservoir.
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thanks Kevin,
so the plugs that are sold at a auto part store are not pregapped?
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I'm pretty sure the stock plugs come pregapped anyways. I looked at a bunch of auto stores and I didn't find any. I had to order some online and get em mailed. Bavauto.com has them for 6 bucks each. I found a site that sells them for like 4.5 each but I forget the site. I'll post the site when I get home.
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Ok so I bought the plugs from the dealer (NGK 4+) stock plugs. Now i read some posts saying that BMW's use copper 2+ plugs because of the voltage, (mine kinda looked like platinum). So should i return them or what should i do???
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