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Old 12-28-2004, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I am pretty sure my spark plugs need to be replaced so i had a freind help me look under the hood to find them but neither of of us could find them or had any idea what they looked like. If some one could let me know what to look for or had a picture of them, it would be a great help. I already did a search but could not find anything. And then also some pointers on how to replace them.

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here ya go, pics and all:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticl...Spark-Plugs.htm
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, that should help
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Get OEM. Don't even ask questions. If you get anything else, you may wind up buying a whole buncha sets of different plugs to find out what works best. Some people have good luck with +4's, some people have bad luck. Same for platnium vs. copper.

Just suck it up and go OEM
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah when i changed mine in my other e36 i kept oem i figure spend the money and get it right rather than bounce around

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what's the part number for the oem plugs?
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Bosch Super F 8 LDCR is the oem plug you should use. If you want more discussion on this, refer to a thread a started a long time ago...{CLICK HERE}

I'm not trying to sound condesending, but if you and your buddy couldn't find the plugs on your own, I might let someone change them for you. The electrical and coolant system on these cars are a bit finicky, I wouldn't mess with either unless you know what your doin. BTW if you want to do it anyway, it 22lbs/tq on each plug.
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The ECU is from Bosch (or Bosch/Siemens) so get the OEM Bosch sparks!
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The ECU is from Bosch (or Bosch/Siemens) so get the OEM Bosch sparks!
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Go with some NGK Iridium plugs or Bosch Silver tips. The quad-fire platinum ones suck on our E36s! They'll make the engine run hot and cause pinging
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Here ya go, pics and all:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticl...Spark-Plugs.htm
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damn you and your pelican parts i wanted to show this guy how to change em, lol, guess i was too late, lol, i'm just kidding,

good luck with the spark plugs,
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