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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 Mon, Nov-01-2004, 04:26:11 PM   #1
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Default spark plugs, how often? DIY?

hey guys, owned my car over a year now. have no idea whether they were ever changed before (or when). think i should change them? can i do it with relative ease?- not a grease monkey here.
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Not hard at all. It is a great way to help you M3 running great without spending a lot of money. The only difference between this car and others is that you have to disconnect an electrical connection. The tool to unscrew your plugs is in the toolbox in your trunk door. It will take you all of 20 min to do. How often? Not sure, maybe every 15,000 miles.
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Definitely easy. Hardest part is not loosing all the nuts holding the coils in.

Make sure you put some antiseize on the threads.
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anyone have a preferance on the type of spark plug, i know they have one with like one end a up to 4 kinda like this drawing
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not a character artist here, but hopefully you get the idea
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anyone have a preferance on the type of spark plug, i know they have one with like one end a up to 4 kinda like this drawing
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you want to do ur plugs anywhere from 5-15k depending on how hard you drive, the best plugs for our cars are NGK iridiums.. get them off www.sparkplugs.com $6.95 each.. those will last you around 20k.. but i still change them out every 10
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iridium or Bosch F7 LDCR plugs are the bosch super copper plugs, Stay away from platinum i had bad results with both platinum 2's and 4's
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yeah those are the plugs, platinum 2 and 4, thanks for the advise
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yeah those are the plugs, platinum 2 and 4, thanks for the advise
Just wondering, why aren't the stock plugs listed in the owner's manual the best choice for this application?
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