BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > M3 Frequently Asked Questions > E46 FAQ
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Tue, Oct-19-2004, 06:30:39 PM   #1
itsme
...
 
itsme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 33
Posts: 2,944
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 itsme is on a distinguished road
Location: Oakland, CA

China




Default DIY Spark Plugs?

I search the forum only found DIY for E36 M3. Anyone got a DIY or know how to do this? What I really need to the torque spec for the plugs.
__________________
-Wing
2002.5 Stl Grey M3 SMG II
Jump to top itsme is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Tue, Oct-19-2004, 07:06:14 PM   #2
tec548
Registered User
 
tec548's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,720
Reputation: 0 tec548 is on a distinguished road
Location: H-town, Texas

United States




Default

Disconnect the power lead from the front of the micro-fliter housing by inserting a small flat blade screw driver between the housing and clip, then pry upwards. Remove the Micro filter and housing (back of the enging bay). Remove the black plastic (decorative) valve cover (six ten millimeter crome nuts), PCV and oil cap. Remove the coil packs by slightly twisting and pulling upwards at the same time. Remove old spark plugs and install new plugs... torque to 22ft/lbs or 30Nm.

Joel
Jump to top tec548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Oct-19-2004, 07:13:35 PM   #3
Antwerp
Pissant
 
Antwerp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Age: 42
Posts: 11,051
Reputation: 0 Antwerp has disabled reputation
Location: UnRocky Mountains Useful Post Count: 1,002 Deleted Posts: 179

Germany




Default

Joel is awesome!
__________________


RIP
Jump to top Antwerp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Oct-19-2004, 07:27:11 PM   #4
Sirius
How many licks..
 
Sirius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 46,475
In the garage:
Reputation: 45 Sirius has disabled reputation

United States




Default

Thanks for the tips Joel. Going to ship this to the E46 FAQ.
__________________
♪♫♪♪♫♪ Trevor ♪♫♪♪♫♪

97' M3. '10 R6.
Jump to top Sirius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Oct-19-2004, 07:35:43 PM   #5
itsme
...
 
itsme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 33
Posts: 2,944
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 itsme is on a distinguished road
Location: Oakland, CA

China




Default

Thanks Joel
__________________
-Wing
2002.5 Stl Grey M3 SMG II
Jump to top itsme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Sep-18-2013, 11:07:47 PM   #6
FLIGHTOPS
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 3
Reputation: 0 FLIGHTOPS is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: DIY Spark Plugs?

this applies to the '06 BMW M3 SMG COUPE
Jump to top FLIGHTOPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Jun-28-2017, 10:22:22 PM   #7
pat-b
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 209
Reputation: 0 pat-b is on a distinguished road
Location: Orlando

United States




Default Re: DIY Spark Plugs?

add anti-seize to plug threads.. do your self a favor down the road
Jump to top pat-b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Jul-24-2018, 12:12:53 AM   #8
johnnytx
Registered User
 
johnnytx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 10
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 johnnytx is on a distinguished road
Location: Austin

United States




Default Re: DIY Spark Plugs?

The most difficult part of changing BMW plugs is deciding BMW or Bosch branded. Thoughts? Since Bosch is the manufacturer for BMW plugs, does it stand to reason they're the same except for the label?
__________________
2004 E46 M3 Coupe - Imola over Imola
2018 X3 M40i - Carbon Black over Mocha
Jump to top johnnytx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Jul-24-2018, 07:17:58 PM   #9
TboneM3
YNWA
 
TboneM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,938
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 TboneM3 is on a distinguished road
Location: Socal

United States




Default Re: DIY Spark Plugs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnytx View Post
The most difficult part of changing BMW plugs is deciding BMW or Bosch branded. Thoughts? Since Bosch is the manufacturer for BMW plugs, does it stand to reason they're the same except for the label?
lo, yes this is/has been true for some time with many many parts. In this case, however, I thought NGK was the maker. Not too sure, but a spark plug is a spark plug. I sue the cheapest copper NGKs I can find in the right temp.
__________________
/// 2004 SilberGrau M3 · Coupe · 6MT · slicktop · manual seats · zero options · JOURNAL
-NA S54-


·Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CSL CF Airbox · Eventuri Scoop · Supersprint V1 stepped 63mm · SS V1 S pipe 63mm + 200 cell HFC · OE sect 2 60mm · SS Sport 60mm
·Besian · RE pullies/fan delete · WPC rod bearings · GroundControl S/A (Koni/Eibach 440/550) + tall RSMs · TMS Camber & Subframe plates · SPC Adj alloy rear camber arms
·RE Trans Mounts · AKG poly SUB/DIFF 95a · SDW RTAB · Weighted ///M knob + UUC DSSR + delrin carrier bush · OE CSL trunk · APEX 75mm Studs
·Sportline 8S 18"x8.5/9.5" · MPSS 245/275 · Brembo 996 36/40 345mm CSL Textar FF & 28/30 328mm CSL ATE "D738" FF · CM brackets & ss/teflon lines
·Pioneer DEH-80PRS · Eclipse PA5422 · CDT HD-6 + WS-100i · CDT EX-530 · 8" Kicker

DD/Beater: 1999 Civic LX - Kenwood x998 · PPI 1600.4 · CDT HD-6 + HD-100 · CDT EX-530 · DVC 10"
Jump to top TboneM3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Aug-12-2018, 07:21:09 PM   #10
johnnytx
Registered User
 
johnnytx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 10
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 johnnytx is on a distinguished road
Location: Austin

United States




Default Re: DIY Spark Plugs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TboneM3 View Post
lo, yes this is/has been true for some time with many many parts. In this case, however, I thought NGK was the maker. Not too sure, but a spark plug is a spark plug. I sue the cheapest copper NGKs I can find in the right temp.
I stand corrected. You're correct, they're NGK for M3s. On my old N54-based wagon, they were Bosch.
__________________
2004 E46 M3 Coupe - Imola over Imola
2018 X3 M40i - Carbon Black over Mocha
Jump to top johnnytx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: E46 M3 Spark-Plugs with Pictures lax01 Faults, Fixes and DIY 150 Sat, Nov-21-2015 01:03:01 AM
I gave up any DIY for the spark plugs? Silver///M Faults, Fixes and DIY 2 Thu, Aug-25-2005 07:20:28 AM
spark plugs, how often? DIY? num3owner E36 M3 (1992-1999) 7 Fri, Nov-05-2004 01:42:30 AM
DIY on spark plugs? Drifter E36 M3 (1992-1999) 6 Thu, Sep-16-2004 03:53:51 PM
Spark Plugs - Definite DIY!! FLi GLi E36 M3 (1992-1999) 27 Sat, Apr-24-2004 02:05:49 PM



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:52:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing DIY Spark Plugs? in the E46 FAQ Forum - at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)