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Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Yes, the BMW spark plug wrench is the same in both the e34 & e39...which you can verify by looking up the part nbr for both. The spark plug wrench doesn't even appear in the diagram for the e39 Touring...but there's a place for it in the toolkit (which I purchased for my 99 Touring).

If you can get the correct size socket to fit your torque wrench, then you can have the best of both worlds...if your socket doesn't have the ability to hold onto the spark plug like the BMW spark plug wrench does. The ability of the BMW spark plug wrench to grip onto the spark plug...allows you to get it down into the well and seated correctly in the threads...then you can tighten in to the correct torque specs with your torque wrench.

You can see how many other BMW models use the same spark plug wrench when you run the part nbr thru the part's the list...and again, even though the e39 Touring does not appear in the uses the same spark plugs as the sedan, and there's a place for the wrench in the Touring's tool kit:

#10 = spark plug wrench

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)
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