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Old 10-16-2012, 04:39 PM
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Correct NGK Spark Plugs for 2004 745Li

New to this site so I am saying Hi. Thought while I was doing so, I would pass alone a little bit of info that can save one some cash while doing a plug change on the 2004-08 7 series. BMW private labels their NGK spark plugs, but if you read the silver metal collar on the plug you will see BKR6EQUP embossed on the plug just above the plug gasket. BMW Parts wants $22.81 for each plug, NGK sells the same plug through auto parts stores such as Auto Zone for only $8.99 per plug! That means BMW is putting over a 200% markup on this plug.
Don't get me wrong, BMW always has the best coffee in their waiting room at the dealership, and they wash my car for me after they service it.
But, for their asking price of $450.00 to do a plug change, I will spend the $71.00 and do it my self. Then I will spend a $100 or so to have my care beautifully detailed, buy my self a Latte at Starbucks, and take my wife out to diner!!
The best part is then I might get lucky and still save some money in the process!!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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