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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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2005 545I Spark Plug replacement

Hello all,
I got a service due to replace my spark Plugs (2005 545I). I checked with the dealership and no wonder they quoted me 562$. I live in Montreal and could someone suggest a right place (cheap as well) to replace mine?

I have to change withing 400KM. what if i keep running with the same spark plugs after 400 KM> will it be disasterous? please let me know.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:30 PM
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It'll be fine without a change. The car will probably run smoother with them changed. Any honest shop should be able to do the job.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:47 PM
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You can safely go longer without changing the plugs. As far as cost, the plugs are around $100, and you are looking at around 2 hours labor, at whatever the prevailing rate is...Montreal I suspect is around $140 to $150. So $400 from an independant BMW specialist is probably what you should expect to pay. Shop around, or join the BMW Club, and get recommendations. Better yet, learn to do it yourself, and save the labor. That is what I do...
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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Do it yourself cost me the price of spark plugs in three hours of my time. Saved myself a lot of money.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 AM
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Yes, this is something you can do yourself, there are several DIY's out there for it. The back two plugs can be a little frustrating to work with a space if very limited but the the DIY's describe how to do it.

I done mine yesterday took me about 5 hours, mostly because I managed to drop one of the new plugs into the engine bay and had to go hunt for it underneath the engine, it was the rear cylinder so it ended up on top of the metal guard underneath the engine... all I can say is thank god for telescopic magnets.... So ALWAYS stuff an old towel down the side of the engine to catch any butter fingered parts...

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What is the best brands that we can go with with 530i
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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What is the best brands that we can go with with 530i
Get the factory recommended NGK BKR6EQUP, but buy them from other than the dealer.
They run about $9 each online...usually with free shipping.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:18 AM
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2005 545I Spark Plug replacement

Did it my self and saved a lot of money.


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Old 07-20-2013, 07:06 AM
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its not that difficult if you have time and patience

I did mine and it wasn't too difficult except for the plugs located closest to the dash board. The passenger side is the most difficult. You will need to slightly bend the AC compressor hose to get the clearance you will need to get the ignition coil and plug out. YOU WILL NOT BREAK the line, but it can seem scary if you are not used to working on BMW's. There may also be brackets that hold the coils in to place. You will need to remove these also. I highly recommend that you use a torque wrench to tighten the plugs. Be sure that you understand the proper torgue specs and that your wrench measures properly. Some wrenches use lb/in, while other measure in Nm. Do not mix them up. You do not want to over tighten anything on a BMW. They will break very easy! Check out this Youtube channel for lots of info. They are always adding stuff that covers multiple vehicles in the E-60 series.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BullseyeDIY
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