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Old 02-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Spark plugs

What's the best spark plugs out in the market? ( BMW E46 325ci )
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Go with NGKs. Torque them dry to 18 ft.-lbs. Happy motoring
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Go with NGKs. Torque them dry to 18 ft.-lbs. Happy motoring
Saw ngk spark plugs on EBay for $50 you think that all good? Is it safe it there?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #6
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Saw ngk spark plugs on EBay for $50 you think that all good? Is it safe it there?
Rockauto has them for 6$ a pop making it 36$ for all 6 needed I just purchased from them 2 weeks and shipping was 3 days for like 4$...good stuff
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Make sure your ordering these. NGK BKR6EQUP
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:53 PM   #9
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The NGK BKR6EQUP are the best all around plugs. With a 100,000 mile lifespan, they are a pretty good value as well.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:17 AM   #10
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Good stuff,.answered my question too. Thanks.

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Make sure you put a small amount of copper-based anti-seize paste on the plugs' threads.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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Make sure you put a small amount of copper-based anti-seize paste on the plugs' threads.
That's another thread in itself. Many people and manufacturers disagree.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #13
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It's the plug that our cars use and why most of the older members here have it memorized. Use my vid to replace them

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Make sure you put a small amount of copper-based anti-seize paste on the plugs' threads.
I didn't put any on mine. I've never had a problem shooting a plug through the roof though
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #15
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Make sure you put a small amount of copper-based anti-seize paste on the plugs' threads.
NGK FOSHO!
I am planning on using the Iridium XI next round. any comment guys?

DO NOT use anti-seize!
At least not on NGK or Bosch spark plugs!

Anti-Seize will make it almost impossible to get to the right torque. Maybe anti-seize was recommended in the old days, but as far as I know it is not longer needed.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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So I wanna change my spark plugs tomorrow since its my day off, were can I buy these local?

I saw some on my local part store Which are NGK Laser Platinum BKR6? Will these be good to use?

Edit: ok so it looks like Part#3199 are the same. So I'm go head and get these.

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #17
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Make sure it has FOUR prongs.
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It's the plug that our cars use and why most of the older members here have it memorized. Use my vid to replace them

+1 on these!

I just replaced mine at 135k miles, probably for the first time in my car's lifetime and what a difference. It feels like it has more power and runs even smoother than before. Total time was about 45 min to 1 hour taking my time. I bought the plugs from Advance Auto. With their online discount, I paid about $45.00 for the plugs. BTW, I didn't use anti-seize as it's not necessary according to NGK.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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NGK BKR6EQUP is the best plug for the M54. It is the OEM plug. Double Platinum with quad electrodes. Great plugs and they last 100k miles. Cant argue with that. When I got the 325i I changed out the plugs and found someone had put NGK BKR6GEP's in and I could tell a big difference between those and the BKR6EQUP
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