1997 E39 520i turbo spark plug help?

Notices
 

Thread: 1997 E39 520i turbo spark plug help?

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. 1997 E39 520i turbo spark plug help? 
    #1
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    lefrog's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    m3 cs and 520I turbo
    Year of Manufacture:
    05 and 97
    Transmission Type:
    both manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe and saloon

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    devon
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Can anyone help me with a plug choice for my 520I turbo has anyone here done a similar conversion need them to be a higher heat range its a e39 bmw 97, thanks steve
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Deano16v's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    745i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,632
    Thanks
    652
    Thanked 1,154 Times in 1,001 Posts
    some denso Iridiums would probably be a good choice matey, or even the NGK's.
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Ronnie's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    See above
    Year of Manufacture:
    Never too old, never too new
    Transmission Type:
    Always manual
    Car Body Type:
    Usually 5 doors
    Ronnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset.
    Posts
    20,398
    Thanks
    6,198
    Thanked 7,052 Times in 5,322 Posts
    your standard plugs will be a choice of

    NGK BKR6EQUP(platinum)/BKR6EIX(iridium)
    Bosch FGR7DQP+(platinum)/FR7LDC+(standard)
    Denso IK20(iridium)/VK20Y(iridium tough)

    NGK plugs, 2= hotter plug temp--->---- 9 = colder
    Bosch 12 = hot--->---- 2 = cold
    Denso 9 = hot -----> ---37 = cold
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6. plugs 
    #4
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    lefrog's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    m3 cs and 520I turbo
    Year of Manufacture:
    05 and 97
    Transmission Type:
    both manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe and saloon

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    devon
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    sorry being a bit simple but thought ngk s went up in numbers the hotter the range?
    going for you reccomendations do you think bkr5 ,s will be ok running standard compression and 3.62 psi boost at present upt the fueling and now the plugs are the weak point, thanks for the help.
    steve
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Ronnie's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    See above
    Year of Manufacture:
    Never too old, never too new
    Transmission Type:
    Always manual
    Car Body Type:
    Usually 5 doors
    Ronnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset.
    Posts
    20,398
    Thanks
    6,198
    Thanked 7,052 Times in 5,322 Posts
     
     

  8.  
    #6
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    lefrog's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    m3 cs and 520I turbo
    Year of Manufacture:
    05 and 97
    Transmission Type:
    both manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe and saloon

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    devon
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    got it sorted rang ngk technical from work today they re sending some complimentry sets of plugs to try so will add how i got on to this listing.
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Ronnie's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    See above
    Year of Manufacture:
    Never too old, never too new
    Transmission Type:
    Always manual
    Car Body Type:
    Usually 5 doors
    Ronnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset.
    Posts
    20,398
    Thanks
    6,198
    Thanked 7,052 Times in 5,322 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Aberle View Post
    So I've done an extensive search on this and I'm sorry to say that I cannot find even 1 DIY for the 540i. Can someone help here? I'm pretty mechanically inclined but I have never changed the plugs on a 540 before. Also, I hear it is best to use OEM plugs and gap them yourself? What is the gap supposed to be? Also, should I use anti-seize? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    How's this http://tinyurl.com/amosea
     
     

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Ronnie For This Useful Post:

    steve23002 (19-02-2009)

  11.  
    #8
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    eddie fid's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    e90 320i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    birmingham
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    How do change the spark plugs on my E90 320i
     
     

  12.  
    #9
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    seriousrikk's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    seriousrikk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 76 Times in 61 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by eddie fid View Post
    How do change the spark plugs on my E90 320i
    Probably worth starting a new thread in the 5 series forum - more likely to get someone answering it for you

    (Or google is you friend... CLICK ME... first google search result)
    E46 325ci - almost permanantly broken but still the best car I have owned!
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts