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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 Wed, Apr-13-2011, 04:37:55 AM   #1
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Default NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

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Just did NGK and real happy so far (2K miles). Car was way over due and I think you can tell a difference with throttle response.
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

Right on, I'm in the process of trying to improve my MPG. I'm gonna do plugs and fuel filter ASAP, and hopefully 02 sensors and a new intake in the near future.

Which NGK's did you go with? I can't decide between BKR6E or BKR6EQUP or the OEM Bosch's.
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

search? Anyways, this is what i found most helpful. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=856515

I went with the NGK BKR6E , $1.56 each, i believe, from rockauto.com
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

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Just did NGK and real happy so far (2K miles). Car was way over due and I think you can tell a difference with throttle response.
+1, I did the same.
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search? Anyways, this is what i found most helpful. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=856515

I went with the NGK BKR6E , $1.56 each, i believe, from rockauto.com
Yup same here, the single electrode copper is really the best for performance, you just can't leave them in for ever like ones coated with iridium or titanium or with multiple electrodes.

uncoated single electrode errodes faster but all types of plug get deposits and it's way easy to change on the e36 - so just get new ones every 10-15k miles.
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

Bosch plugs love to lose their electrodes inside the cylinders......a piece of loose metal flailing around can either be dangerous to the motor's health or be evacuated fairly quickly through the exhaust stream


I rather not play russian roulette at 6800RPM and just use superior and cheaper NGK plugs (best of all worlds)
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

I went with NGKs and have not had any problems to date.
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

NGK....I've heard too many horror stories with the bosch ones
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Default Re: NGK or Bosch Spark Plugs???

NGK BKR6E
Cheap at around $2 each at any autoparts store.
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