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Old 01-06-2009, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Spark Plugs

Hi all, Just a quick one. What type of spark plugs do you recommend for a 1995 320i 6 cylinder; 4 point, 3 point or a single point. I really want to get the best performance out of my machine
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Multi points dont make any difference, you still only get one spark!!, however there have been reports they last longer and some BMW models dont like the 4 pin ones.
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Agree with marti5, I heard the 4 point work well with the later model BMW's & not the earlier models......go with the Bosch Spark Plug; Yttrium; Dual Electrode:


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Go with the NGK Copper +2s if you can find them. If you go with bosch or something else do not get the platinum. Our cars don't need that kind of spark and they actually run worse. I think there are some Bosch OEM +2 plugs out there that are ok too.
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Go with the NGK Copper +2s if you can find them. If you go with bosch or something else do not get the platinum. Our cars don't need that kind of spark and they actually run worse. I think there are some Bosch OEM +2 plugs out there that are ok too.
+1, although I ran bosch platinum 4's when I didn't know any better, and didn't notice a difference, but I know a lot of people who said it was bad news bears when they put them in, to be safe go with NGK copper, supposed to be better for the aluminum heads.
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