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Old 01-30-2005, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all.

I won't go into detail again here but I had the plugs changed on my 02 325i (77k miles) recently. I know that they are suppossed to go 100K. What a difference! All the pick up I didn't even realize I had lost is back. My milage is back too ( about 400 miles per tank).
I drive the car a ton in all kinds of situations. I use only premium (91 oct or better) fuel.

Just thought you all might like to know.

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HOW DID THE OLD PLUGS LOOK???
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Old 01-31-2005, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would I notice a difference in mine? It has 46,000 miles.
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Hey all.

I won't go into detail again here but I had the plugs changed on my 02 325i (77k miles) recently. I know that they are suppossed to go 100K. What a difference! All the pick up I didn't even realize I had lost is back. My milage is back too ( about 400 miles per tank).
I drive the car a ton in all kinds of situations. I use only premium (91 oct or better) fuel.

Just thought you all might like to know.

Jim
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Your gonna slap your forehead........I forgot to ask to see them.

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Seemed like the prices were slightly better than what I was seeing elsewhere.
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Just replaced my plugs at 70K for the first time. Wow, there really is a noticable pep to the engine now. My old plugs were OE, all crudded up and smelled like burned oil. I opted for the Bosch 4+ plantinum, a set of 6 cost me $36 from Pep Boys. Took about an hour to install 'em.

Make sure to check the boot and the coil head while you're swapping the plugs. One of my boots had some dust/dirt in it. Just blow it out and you'll be fine.
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here in the UK we change the plugs on every inspection II service.

thats about 60000 i think
alto mine have been changed at 20 and 40k..
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Always Always replace your plugs every 3 years. Forget the milage nonsense of 100K plugs
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My moms jetta has 45k, and i just replaced them. There is a HUGE difference in power, and it idles and responds better.
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