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      11-08-2015, 05:09 PM   #1

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2011 535 Spark Plug Install

Purchased Bosh spark plugs, got it apart and my 12 point 14mm deep socket won't get onto the plug inside the cylinder head. Guessing I need a special socket. Local auto part stores are clueless. It's Sunday and the dealer parts department is closed. Anybody know what socket or where to get one? Also the rear two coils/spark plugs look to be difficult to access. Looked on You Tube and searched the forums only to find E60 tutorial. Any help appreciated. No way will I pay the dealer $430 to swap the plugs. Lol
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      11-13-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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Yiou need the thin walled sockets for those engines

Easiest for you in the US would probably be the Assenmacher Specialty Tools SP1412 14mm, 12-Point Thin Walled Spark Plug Socket.
Available from Amazon.com

Hazet in Europe make the original OEM ones that are available on Amazon.de
Hazet 4766-2 or 4766-3

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      11-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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I agree them guys form auto parts have no idea when it comes to european cars.
only if you need GMC and Ford they can be good help.
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