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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 10-21-2012, 12:15 PM
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Help! Changing spark plugs on e60 n54 engine

Hey fellow Bimmers, I'm getting ready to change out the spark plugs on my engine as I type this message.... Do I need to disconnect the battery before I do? All the threads and videos I've found don't say to so I want to make sure. Don't want to if I don't have to. I don't plan on starting up my engine in the middle of it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:46 PM
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No, you don't need to disconnect the battery.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:17 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:23 PM
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Thanks guys!

Just got back from taking my baby for a spin after changing out the plugs. Can't believe how easy it was to change them. I think the hardest part was dismantling the cabin filter components and the sway bar. I also can't believe that the dealer wanted $500 to do it. Initially I thought maybe they changed out the coils for you too, which would justify the cost in my mind, but heck no! I also changed the cabin filters while I was at it. Actually did the oil & filter change last week too. I couldn't believe how easy that was to do either. Currently at 58k miles and going strong.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:49 PM
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I did mine today too (N62 V8 though) and thought the same. Took me no more than an hour--all the guides said 3-4 hours with two people. Not sure what the heck they were doing to make it take that long!
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I did mine today too (N62 V8 though) and thought the same. Took me no more than an hour--all the guides said 3-4 hours with two people. Not sure what the heck they were doing to make it take that long!
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