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How To Guide Replacing Bmw Spark Plugs & Ignition Coils

Discussion in 'Performance' started by GazHyde, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    In less than an hour, you (yes, you!) can change the spark plugs and ignition coils on your BMW, saving you a lot of money on labor. See how easy it is in this video...

     
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  2. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Nice little vid:)
    Moz

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  3. miller1098

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    the best thing about changing plugs is getting to use the bendy ratchet extention that lies often neglected in your tool box!.I love my bendy extention:)
     
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  4. badman gee

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    I take it that it's the same for the m cars?
     
  5. miller1098

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    Honestly you wont belive how much fun and satisfiying using the bendy extention is on an M
     
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    I know I'm reviving an old thread but it should still be relevant. Should Ignition coils be replaced when plugs get replaced or only if a problem arises?
     
  7. GazHyde

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    Usually you replace them if there is an issue, otherwise it gets horrendously expensive!
     
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    That's what I was hoping! Thanks.
     
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    Of course we should also try and define the 'when' a problem arises.

    Rather than wait until an issue becomes apparent it's good practice to check the error codes certainly once a year with a service and preferably every 6 months. This could pick up a fault with the ignition/wider engine management.

    This could head off a bigger problem in a more timely manner for something that isn't yet apparently in regular driving.
     
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    Z3lda started to run on 5 a while back, so I got and fitted a new coil pack. Turned out the fault was with the connection rod!

    Bonzo.
     
  11. t-tony

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    Spot the glaring error on the start page of that YouTube video. What a plank!!

    Tony.
     
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    Should have put the oil cap back or covered it prevent anything dropping in ?.
     
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    Too right mate, you wouldn't want one of those small coil bolts dropping in there.:(

    Tony.
     
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  14. Steve Medlock

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    One thing I noticed when I did mine was that tightening plugs to the torque in the manual was quite a lot tighter than I would have done using 'engineers feel'.
     
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