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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Jason_G Jason_G is offline
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Bosch New Coil design?

Hi Guys,

My 07 530i turned 100k miles this week and been trouble free since I get him, so I decided to give him a treat with new ignition coil and spark plugs.

However during the process I noticed two things:

1. the Bosch ignition coil I ordered martches the OE part number, however when I tried to install those they kept been push out by the new plugs. I've narrowed the problem down to the new coils and contacted the seller. According to them all Bosch coils has this new design now and lost the old 'snap in' feeling, I have to push them harder to put them in. Can anyone confirm this? If true, whats the trick to make sure a quality job?

2. Do you guys remove the strut tower brace to access cylinder 5 & 6? If not, whats your approach? Also, my research indicate a 20 ft lb of torque on putting it back on, am I mistaken?

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Old 01-24-2015, 06:48 PM
aber57 aber57 is offline
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I don't know about those in particular but COP's that don't use the spring gizmo to contact spark plug are the odd ones. The spring style COP's are the norm.
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