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Old 12-23-2014, 07:20 PM
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Spark plug socket confusion

So I purchased a spark plug socket from burger. I already have replacement plugs. I checked and the replacement plugs do not fit into the socket I'm thinking I need this "special" socket to remove the OEM plugs though? clearly the new plugs and the OEM plugs are a different size...but...my replacement plugs ARE for my car.
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So I purchased a spark plug socket from burger. I already have replacement plugs. I checked and the replacement plugs do not fit into the socket I'm thinking I need this "special" socket to remove the OEM plugs though? clearly the new plugs and the OEM plugs are a different size...but...my replacement plugs ARE for my car.

Well, did you buy the thin wall socket, 'specially for 335i?



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I purchased the only spark plug socket I've seen available for my car from the known bmw suppliers....and now that you mention it, it does say 335i, but clearly I'm thinking the problem is the replacement plugs I bought are just not the same size as the OEM ones. The new ones are a standard 5/8 socket. I'm not gonna sweat it as long as the burger socket fits the OEM plugs and I can remove em I guess....
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The Burger socket is for the 14MM, 12 point spark plugs that go in the N54 (335i) motor. They are smaller because they need to fit in the head next to the injector. Your 328i uses a standard size (5/8 inch) thin-wall socket you can get from any tool supplier.
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The Burger socket is for the 14MM, 12 point spark plugs that go in the N54 (335i) motor. They are smaller because they need to fit in the head next to the injector. Your 328i uses a standard size (5/8 inch) thin-wall socket you can get from any tool supplier.
Well in that case, I should return this $20 socket! I appreciate that info! Grazie!
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