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      05-08-2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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Thanks for posting my warranty is expiring in June and I have 3k to go before BMW will replace sparkplugs. No worries even if they don't replace I can do this its simple.
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Thanks for posting my warranty is expiring in June and I have 3k to go before BMW will replace sparkplugs. No worries even if they don't replace I can do this its simple.
Haha yea, It's the easiest spark plug change i've done... EVER
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Haha yea, It's the easiest spark plug change i've done... EVER
what spark plugs did you use OEM or aftermarket?
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what spark plugs did you use OEM or aftermarket?
I went 2 steps colder.. Since I have JB4 and Catless DP I was getting an engine malfunction at full boost. So i did the OEM equivalent replacement for the S55 (F80 M3) Plugs. No more Engine Malfunctions!
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What is torque spec for the plugs? Also did you use any anti seize on the new plugs?
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What is torque spec for the plugs? Also did you use any anti seize on the new plugs?
23nm, I used barely any on each
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I went 2 steps colder.. Since I have JB4 and Catless DP I was getting an engine malfunction at full boost. So i did the OEM equivalent replacement for the S55 (F80 M3) Plugs. No more Engine Malfunctions!
F80 M3 plugs work on the F10 550??
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F80 M3 plugs work on the F10 550??
Yea but no point using them unless ur needing colder plugs. I was going into limp mode because catless downpipes and jb4 map 2.
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Yea but no point using them unless ur needing colder plugs. I was going into limp mode because catless downpipes and jb4 map 2.
F80 or F10?
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F80 or F10?
I used F80 M3 spark plugs
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How does the Dinan work in conjunction with the JB4? i've got Stage 2 on my 2012 N63 and have thought about adding a JB4. didnt know if it worked in conjunction with the Dinan flash.

oh....and thanx for posting this vid. i'm changing my plugs, this weekend.
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I went 2 steps colder.. Since I have JB4 and Catless DP I was getting an engine malfunction at full boost. So i did the OEM equivalent replacement for the S55 (F80 M3) Plugs. No more Engine Malfunctions!
Do you have the part # for these plugs? I just can't seem to find it. I also need 2 step colder plugs now, since I am tuned.
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I went 2 steps colder.. Since I have JB4 and Catless DP I was getting an engine malfunction at full boost. So i did the OEM equivalent replacement for the S55 (F80 M3) Plugs. No more Engine Malfunctions!
Do you have the part # for these plugs? I just can't seem to find it. I also need 2 step colder plugs now, since I am tuned.
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@m3gasm. I'm attempting to replace the spark plugs myself next weekend when i get back from my travels for my 2011 550xi, but would like to know if 6 of the 8 spark plug locations are easily accessible (except for the 2 you've identified in the video)?

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@m3gasm. I'm attempting to replace the spark plugs myself next weekend when i get back from my travels for my 2011 550xi, but would like to know if 6 of the 8 spark plug locations are easily accessible (except for the 2 you've identified in the video)?

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Everything is very easy accessible. Spark plugs take less than 30 min
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Awesome, thank you...
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Yea but no point using them unless ur needing colder plugs. I was going into limp mode because catless downpipes and jb4 map 2.
Did the colder plugs solve the limp mode issue?
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Yea but no point using them unless ur needing colder plugs. I was going into limp mode because catless downpipes and jb4 map 2.
Did the colder plugs solve the limp mode issue?
Sure did
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