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Old Sat, Mar-22-2008, 11:59:08 AM   #41
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wow im doing mine tommrow thanks buddy
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Once again great DIY
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Old Sat, Aug-23-2008, 07:52:36 AM   #43
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any body have the part number to stock plugs?
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Old Thu, Sep-04-2008, 11:18:48 PM   #44
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i heard this rumor that iridium plugs aren't the best for our motors, and that it may best to stick with oem...

can anyone confirm this? at my inspection 2 i had ngks put in...but im thinking of reverting to some new oem plugs
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Thanks for the great DIY. It really came in handy last night when one of my coils went bad. 1 new coil and a new plug and I am up and running again!
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Thanks for the great write-up..

I attempted the spark plug install this weekend on my 2001 m3 and ran into a slight problem. everything was coming along fine until I got to the part where I remove the plastic engine compartment cover. Its held on by the 6 10mm bolts, or so I thought.

I was doing this at my dads shop where he has a lift and about every tool known to man.. When we got to the removal of the cover we realized the bolts were not 10mm. The 9mm would not fit on them and the 10mm would not hold tight, it would actually spin under the pressure of the socket wrench.

Is it possible that they are an interval size like 9.5mm or is there a special tool that only the dealership has to get these off?

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where to buy high temp anti sieze guys?
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nope...the engine exploded a few thousand miles later and I now have stock plugs
where you being serious, or sarcastic...its hard to tell over internet but i am changing back to oem because i think ill feel better
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where you being serious, or sarcastic...its hard to tell over internet but i am changing back to oem because i think ill feel better
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