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Old 05-06-2013, 05:19 AM
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Which Spark Plugs for my 2004 X3?

Hello,

I am getting ready to do my spark plugs this summer as i am at 97,000 miles now.

Was wondering what spark plugs i need to get... whatever they have at the dealer run about 25-28 each and they couldn't tell me for sure if they would be bosch or nkg.

I am leaning toward the nkg and am under the impression i can get these pretty much anywhere... I looked some up on advance auto parts website and was wondering if any of them are the right ones? If not can someone point me to the right thing and where to get them?

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would love your help....

- Kevin
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:50 AM
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Check this thread out (there are a few others as well):

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=681206

And for what it's worth, i'm running the BKR6EIX that's in your attachment on my 2004.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:12 AM
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Here is the easy DIY:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886035
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:31 AM
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Which Spark Plugs for my 2004 X3?

Can someone tell me how to find out the gap and torque specs?


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Old 05-15-2013, 09:12 AM
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Can someone tell me how to find out the gap and torque specs?


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Most of these types of plug are pre-gapped, and I don't think it is too practical to change the multi-ground type.

Torque recommendation is 18 +/- 2 ft-lbs. but the plug manufacturer may specify something different.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:04 PM
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ngk iridiums....the bosch ones autozone tries to sell you will give you problems
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:20 PM
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Re: Which Spark Plugs for my 2004 X3?

I would go with, ngk. I got ngk platinum on my 04 x3, 3.0 @96k miles. Cost me 12 bucks a piece at my Indy shop.

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