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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 11-14-2012, 10:35 AM
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Spark Plug Gap and Torque Specs????

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Can anyone give me the spark plug gap and torque specs for a 2007 530xi. I'm installing some Denso Irridiums(sk20hr11)....

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hello All,
Can anyone give me the spark plug gap and torque specs for a 2007 530xi. I'm installing some Denso Irridiums(sk20hr11)....

Thanks,
Ralph
Pre-gaped to 0.044" and I don't think they require adjusting.

23ft-lbs dry (without anti seize).
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:18 PM
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Pre-gaped to 0.044" and I don't think they require adjusting.

23ft-lbs dry (without anti seize).
Thanks for the input.

What's the torgue with anti-seize? Otherwise, should I torgue a few pounds less/more when using such? BTW, I always check the gap of spark plugs for consistancy and accuracy.

Ralph
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the input.

What's the torgue with anti-seize? Otherwise, should I torgue a few pounds less/more when using such? BTW, I always check the gap of spark plugs for consistancy and accuracy.

Ralph
RE anti-seize I don't use it as BMW and Bosch recommend you don't. When I changed the factory plugs at 82K miles they came out easily.

However, there are many that swear by the use of anti-seize and I wouldn't argue with them if it works well for them.

If you use anti-seize, apply it sparingly. I would back off to 20 lb-ft to avoid over-torqueing.
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