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Old 04-25-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Which spark plugs to use

Ok...so i see a couple of things about plugs...looking for comments

1. What type of plug and why? brand, plat or not , etc

2. Do , in fact, some plugs ( bosch non plat?) come pre gapped &is that the correct gap for my 2003 325i?

3. Any pointers on my first change?

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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On my 330i there was 2 plugs that were in the manual - NGK and Bosch. The NGK are the preferred ones for the majority of posts I have seen. They are pre-gapped correctly.
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Sparks come pre gapped. NGK platinum are the best and in the UK they have stopped using Bosch on the E46; as far as I am aware.

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NGK Laser Platinum (BKR6EQUP) - they're the OE spark plugs and the recommended choice here it seems.
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NGK Laser Platinum (BKR6EQUP) - they're the OE spark plugs and the recommended choice here it seems.
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these the right ones?

they have an E on end of part number....and seem very cheap...like $14 for set of 6 which makes me suspicious....

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BKR6EQUP are the right ones.
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