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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Sep-16-2004, 01:00:12 AM   #1
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Default DIY on spark plugs?

I have searched. I was just wanting to know if some one could tell me how to do the change out, seeing that I don't wanna mess up my car even more.

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i did it by myself. it takes 10-20min.
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http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/DIY.html
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I think it is pretty easy. You just remove the cosmetic plastic cover then the coils. and they are right there. All you need is a 10mm socket and a sparkplug socket I think. Make sure you label everything as you take it appart. But from what I remember the plugs aren't too deep into the engine. Should be about 30min if you take your time. But don't trust my sense of time. It could be more like an hour My girlfriend always gets mad when I go cycling and say I'll be back in 2hrs and it turns out to be 3.5 but whatever.

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Its almost self explanitory when you dive into it... I went to check the link hizino.. but geocities is retarded and that sites exceeded its bandwidth allowance. Hehe...
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oops. sry about that! i used torque wrench and anti seize stuff. there is one thing u need to be careful is coils.

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I have searched. I was just wanting to know if some one could tell me how to do the change out, seeing that I don't wanna mess up my car even more.

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If you have compressed air, blow out the cavity the plugs are in before you remove them to keep the dirt out. Use just a little anti seize and make sure it doesn't go below the thread. I would use the copper anti seize. Do not over tighten, screw them by hand before aplying torque from a ratchet.
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The tip of the rubber boot on one of my plugs got old and crusty and broke off in the engine, it took forever to dig it out. Bleh!
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