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Ok so really, what is the aftermarket equivilent to OEM sparks? Bosch and NGK are both OEM if I remember correctly, but I do not know what the part numbers are for the Bosch plugs. (I have an affinity for bosch for some reason)
Can anyone tell me the part number for these plugs? or can I just go to autozone and say "6 Bosch copper +2's please"
I'm not willing to upgrade or experiment now, I want something that's definately going to work.

Don't tell me to get +4s or platnium or any of that crap. "Oh it worked for me" I dont care, it dosn't work for some people and I'm not taking that risk so dont say anything.


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I know you're asking Bosch but I did a search on NGK the other day and it listed an NGK as OEM for the 328i... Here's the link

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/apps/ca...uv/results.asp

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I know you're asking Bosch but I did a search on NGK the other day and it listed an NGK as OEM for the 328i... Here's the link

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/apps/ca...uv/results.asp
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Okay....just try www.ngksparkplugs.com and do a product search for you vehicle.

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a few reliable ones to try are ngk as stated above, bosch platinum +2's not 4's , and beru.

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Shouldn't I use the copper +2's instead of platniums in terms of less-likely to cuase crappy idle?


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I bought my OEM plugs from Bavauto and they are Bosch...

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Dealer supplies NGK dual copper plugs or Bosch dual copper. BMW ignition system's are very sensitive. You need to supply a constant amount of spark otherwise you're engine will run poorly. I find that's why platinum plugs don't work well on BMW's but the coppers do, they supply a much more consistent spark.

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Well how come the dealer supplied me with NGK's +4?
I asked the guy and he told me that those are the correct ones for my 318, hell even the plugs where labeled with BMW logos and stuff!!!!

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Dealer also supplied NGK 4+ for my 96 328i. I just wanted OEM 2+ but the guy said that 2+ came with the car when it was built but there was bulletin from BMW that NGK 4+ for my car was the right plugs (as well as Bosch 2+).
I had choice of Bosch 2+ ($3.60) or NGK 4+ (copper) for $17 a piece.
I'm very happy with NGK 4+'s performance so far with 8000 miles on NGK plugs.
Remember both Bosch 2+ and NGK 4+ are copper from the dealer.
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Ok so really, what is the aftermarket equivilent to OEM sparks? Bosch and NGK are both OEM if I remember correctly, but I do not know what the part numbers are for the Bosch plugs. (I have an affinity for bosch for some reason)
Can anyone tell me the part number for these plugs? or can I just go to autozone and say "6 Bosch copper +2's please
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No, you can't just walk into Autozone and buy your plugs, they don't sell them.

The oem spark plug is a twin copper diode Bosch Super F 8 LDCR, and I was only able to find them at an authorized BMW Autohaus.

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Last time i got my 96' 328is tuned up at BMW they had put bosch platnium 2 plugs in it. I work at Autozone and since then i have upgraded to the Denso Iridium plugs. I have not really noticed the $12.99 a piece for the plugs that i paid. I can tell just slightly but not to justify the price. The one good thing about the plugs though,is that they will last forever.
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that could be, ive heard stories of irridium plugs running too cold in bmws , i dunno if there is any truth to that, but i hear it actually affects your performance.

can anyone clarify that ?

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Originally posted by jllphan+Mar 7 2005, 10:41 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jllphan @ Mar 7 2005, 10:41 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bitcore@Mar 7 2005, 12:12 PM
Ok so really, what is the aftermarket equivilent to OEM sparks? Bosch and NGK are both OEM if I remember correctly, but I do not know what the part numbers are for the Bosch plugs. (I have an affinity for bosch for some reason)
Can anyone tell me the part number for these plugs? or can I just go to autozone and say "6 Bosch copper +2's please
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No, you can't just walk into Autozone and buy your plugs, they don't sell them.

The oem spark plug is a twin copper diode Bosch Super F 8 LDCR, and I was only able to find them at an authorized BMW Autohaus.
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... Eh, Oh.... so like the dealership or maybe pelicanparts or bavauto? (I don't really like bavauto, their LCA bushings suck bigtime)
Pelicanparts only sells +2 and +4 platnium bosch's and a couple NGK's that are more expensive

Bavauto only sells what looks like a bosch +4 (probably platnium) but definately not copper plug..
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so uh... Yah? bump?


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