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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:29 AM
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Coil retaining clamp. Not fitted?!

I was checking to see how easy it is to change the plugs in my '04 645 and it doesn't seem to have the coil retaining clamps fitted (number 9, http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=11_3821)

No bolt holes for them to be fitted to either. Am I missing something here?
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:15 PM
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There should be a screw holding the clamp in place, number 10 on the drawing.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:25 AM
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There should be a screw holding the clamp in place, number 10 on the drawing.
Yeah, only problem is there is nothing for the screw to go into! I assume there should be a captive clip in the place shown in the photo.
Weirdly, none of them are there on both cylinder banks. Not just like the previous owner yanked one out and lost it. All of them!


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Old 09-14-2016, 09:44 AM
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Wow! After ages I think I found a pic of the mounting clip. Now to try and find a part number...


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Old 09-14-2016, 02:03 PM
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I've just had a quick look as i don't remember seeing them when I did my valve covers and sure enough they aren't fitted on mine either.
They do show on realoem for both USA and Euro spec cars so the only thing I can think of is they are for either some kind of aftermarket coils or a backup for warn valve covers/coils or maybe even a different vendors valve cover itself (there would have to be a lot of removal and refitting of the coils for the second to even be thinkable), there is a fair bit of force needed to remove the coils as they snap into and out of position.
With that in mind I guess the question should be are they even needed?

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Old 09-14-2016, 02:19 PM
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There are no clamps on the coils in my I6. They snap into position and stay there.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:47 PM
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I will take a look tomorrow, I no mine has them.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:15 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys. As Hsurf and veery say, the coils snap in tight anyway so I am not convinced they are really needed either. Don't worry too much Herb, now I know it's not just mine I feel much happier. Thanks for the offer anyway.
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