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Old Wed, Aug-01-2007, 04:55:43 AM   #31
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Great write up!

I have not thought about this since I got about 28K miles, but good to know...

Seems like an easy task....

The key, I guess, is to torque new spark plugs properly...

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Alright I got it all done eysterday. It wasn't too bad except for taking out the coils. I used a rope and threaded it through the top of the coil and pulled up with that; much easier than trying to take them out with my bare hands.
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I did this last weekend, very easy job. I ended up just using a 4" socket extension through the middle of the coil handle, worked like a charm.
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Old Sat, Aug-25-2007, 02:26:12 AM   #34
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not sure if it applies to this, but anytime I have a sparkplug with a crushed washer of sort, I torque to spec then back it out then retorque.
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Old Wed, Aug-29-2007, 07:20:20 AM   #35
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Do you guys have a good method for pulling the coil off the spark plug? To me I seem to have a hard time getting them off and alway feel as if I am going to break something.. is there a tool that makes this easier??
I used my screwdriver/wrench to lever off a couple of the coils - they were _seriously_ attached to head.
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just looked it up after I did mine and BMW TIS says tightening torque for M12 plugs is 23Nm +-3Nm = 16.97ft/lb so 17 ft/lbs. give or take 2 ft/lbs either way
The BMW TIS also states that no anti-seize be used when I was changing the plugs on my 2002 M Roadster. That should also apply to M3's, since they're both s54 motors.
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Excellent write up and documentation...you notice performance with the Denso's...
I used them in a 1998 Prelude and did notice...a bit cautious about putting into my newfound 2006 M3 (10k Miles)
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that post is supposed to be a question there...did you notice gains?
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that post is supposed to be a question there...did you notice gains?
nope...the engine exploded a few thousand miles later and I now have stock plugs
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Just wanted to thank the OP.

Just changed the plugs on my Imola m3 and used this guide as a useful helping hand. Amazing write up, props again =)
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