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#1 (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 09:29 AM
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If I choose to do a tune up....do I need to change the Spark Plug Socket along with the Starter Coil?


fyi: This is a beautiful sight for part names; like a parts map. Check it out! http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
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That's a great web site!!

I have only replaced the plugs and the sockets on both of my cars. There is no need to replace the coils unless you're having misfiring problems or if you have extra money to spend as a preventy maintenance.

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If I choose to do a tune up....do I need to change the Spark Plug Socket along with the Starter Coil?


fyi: This is a beautiful sight for part names; like a parts map. Check it out! http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
I agree with LOS - no need to mess with replacing coils unless they present a misfire problem. Most often, at least with the V8s, is the need to replace the valve cover gaskets at the same time as the plugs. If you have over 50K miles and have a V8, then I HIGHLY recommend replacing those valve covers gaskets because removing the coils is part of that procedure.

I also agree that realoem is a great site. They even include prices for some pieces which helps when camparison shopping at the local dealer or elsewhere (my local dealer offers a discount for BMWCCA members and so I often just get OEM stuff from them).

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