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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Petlover Petlover is offline
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Igntion Coils and oil on Spark Plugs

I just had all the Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils replaced, and my mechanics saved me the old parts.

For the Spark Plugs, they all have wet/motor oil on it, I wonder why, are they supposed to be dry.

For the Ignition Coils, the old ones still looks Mint Conditions, they just have some brown stain on the boot, that's all, no crack nor damage. I realized there is a number which look like the date 02-11-14.
If I put it for sale on the Craigslist, I wonder how much I could sell it for?

P.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 PM
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Maybe 20% of what you paid for the new ones.

Shame on your mechanic for not recommending to change the valve cover gasket. That's why the oil is in there.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:05 PM
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Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils

He did replace the Valve Cover Gasket for me.

Thanks for the concern

P.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils

Regarding the coil, what years they are using the same coil ( 01 to 03 )?
are they fit all 5 series such as 528i, 530I and 540i?

P.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:11 PM
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Regarding the coil, what years they are using the same coil ( 01 to 03 )?
are they fit all 5 series such as 528i, 530I and 540i?

P.
All that info is in RealOEM.com
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