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Old 04-10-2013, 12:10 AM
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I'm in my 60s, been servicing my cars all my life yet still get amazed about the difference a new set of plugs makes to my car's performance.

Yet BMW reckon on changing at 45,000m intervals???
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:16 AM
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I'm in my 60s, been servicing my cars all my life yet still get amazed about the difference a new set of plugs makes to my car's performance.

Yet BMW reckon on changing at 45,000m intervals???
Yeah crazy isn't it? I feel the same about some of their 'lifetime fill' claims for transmission and diff too!
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That's why I choose cars without spark plugs. :-)
You've still got a diff and a transmission though...
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I'm in my 60s, been servicing my cars all my life yet still get amazed about the difference a new set of plugs makes to my car's performance.

Yet BMW reckon on changing at 45,000m intervals???

Why, sure. German engineering.....second to none, 'cept maybe GM V8's and everyone else's high pressure fuel systems.
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Yeah crazy isn't it? I feel the same about some of their 'lifetime fill' claims for transmission and diff too!

Just a gosh-durn minute Phil325i.

Yup, just a minute here.

These are German spec fluids that have the ability to provide service for as long as you care to drive your BMW. Like a bar of gold, they will never degrade, and never go bad! Rumor has it, parts dismantlers repackage BMW fluids to sell as new.



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I'm in my 60s, been servicing my cars all my life yet still get amazed about the difference a new set of plugs makes to my car's performance.

Yet BMW reckon on changing at 45,000m intervals???
So what did you change them at?
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Just a gosh-durn minute Phil325i.

Yup, just a minute here.

The are German spec fluids that have the ability to provide service for as long as you care to drive your BMW. Like a bar of gold, they will never degrade, and never go bad! Rumor has it, parts dismantlers repackage BMW fluids to sell as new.


I really have no idea what this GIF has to do with anything, but this movie kicked ass.

Also, I felt extremely uncomfortable and awkward as he was dancing and a co-worker was looking over my shoulder.
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I really have no idea what this GIF has to do with anything, but this movie kicked ass.

Also, I felt extremely uncomfortable and awkward as he was dancing and a co-worker was looking over my shoulder.

[1] The clip is a celebration of German Engineering, in this context.

[2] In San Francisco, watching this clip is a glorious salute to local culture.
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[1] The clip is a celebration of German Engineering, in this context.

[2] In San Francisco, watching this clip is a glorious salute to local culture.
Agreed with #2, I think there's better ways to celebrate German Engineering than Van Damme in spandex.
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The are German spec fluids that have the ability to provide service for as long as you care to drive your BMW. Like a bar of gold, they will never degrade, and never go bad! Rumor has it, parts dismantlers repackage BMW fluids to sell as new.
That's either Californian humour or you clearly believe pigs will fly!
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That's either Californian humour or you clearly believe pigs will fly!
Cal's sarcasm is incredibly hard for me to read, I'm confused as well haha.
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So what did you change them at?
42,000m...been getting around the servicing since I bought it in September with 37,000m on the clock. Oil and filter...easiest of any car I've serviced...Mini 1000 by far the worst...diff oil was easy too. Did the cabin filter same time as the plugs.

Pads are hardly worn.

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What type of plugs did you use/do you suggest?

I'm looking to change mine but am not sure what I should get ('07 328xi coupe).
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That's either Californian humour or you clearly believe pigs will fly!

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Agreed with #2, I think there's better ways to celebrate German Engineering than Van Damme in spandex.
I thought that was Van Damme haha. This thread is getting way out of hand.
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Agreed with #2, I think there's better ways to celebrate German Engineering than Van Damme in spandex.

Brings up a couple o'very good points.

1) We disagree - there is NO better way to celebrate German Engineering than Van Damme in Spandex.

2) Can you name any German entertainer? I can't. Yet I know the German people have a wonderful sense of humor - what gives?

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2) Can you name any German entertainer? I can't. Yet I know the German people have a wonderful sense of humor - what gives?
Katarina Witt (which is entertaining in itself)
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Katarina Witt (which is entertaining in itself)
Wait....Bourne Identity?
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What type of plugs did you use/do you suggest?

I'm looking to change mine but am not sure what I should get ('07 328xi coupe).
Used Bosch R6 from memory...triple electrode type...got them months ago and were on the todo list.

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I'm in my 60s, been servicing my cars all my life yet still get amazed about the difference a new set of plugs makes to my car's performance.

Yet BMW reckon on changing at 45,000m intervals???
I think on the N52 the recommended interval is 100,000 miles.
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Used Bosch R6 from memory...triple electrode type...got them months ago and were on the todo list.

What's the best choice for better mpg/performance (i know those are usually contradictory)? iridium? platinum? hybrid of both?
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Ronin.
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FAVE flick! Wait....Irish lilt?
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