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  1. Change Spark plugs or not

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    e46 330i had it for 12+ years and I can't remember ever changing the spark plugs. I only do about 6000 per annum. It's just done 144,000 miles and runs perfectly, no issues, starts easy, good fuel consumption. So do I change the plugs or leave them alone on the basis that modern plugs just run...
  2. E91 No spark

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I recently had a new ECU, CAS and DME fitted to my car, however the car still wont start, just before I had them fitted, the car would run, then suddenly went to start it, and it sounded less like it was going to spark, and also the engine didnt vibrate as if it was going to start, any ideas on...
  3. 318i 59 plate spark plug torque

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all would very much appreciate if anyone can tell me the correct torque for the spark plugs and which are the best plugs to go for. ? Have got conflicting advise of 23 and 30 Nm Thanks
  4. Piston rings causing oil spray into spark plug chamber

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    OK first of all I apologize if my terminology is not 100% accurate as I am not a mechanic. So I was driving my 2009 323i on the 401 highway in Toronto on the way home Friday night, felt a vibration and then the engine light came on. I pulled off the first exit at which point the car definitely...
  5. Spark Plug Advise

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All My 14 320i GT Xdrive msport F34 is 5 years old in March has done 50k and due a service soon , I was wondering when the spark plugs needs changing and does this have a timing belt or a chain if anybody knows please
  6. Spark plug tightening / thread problem

    General BMW Discussions
    Installed new plugs, 5 of the 6 plugs went in fine. Number 3 cylinder however doesn’t tighten up as normal, once i get the ratchet on it to nip it up the spark plug feels like it simply hits a dead end or a ‘wall’ and there is no feeling of crushing of the collar or any flex in rotation /...
  7. Ignition problem

    I have an E36 320i with manufacturing date 28/97, the engine started to get rough while idling and it has erratic engine running. Upon checking I noticed that one ignition is not firing. I replaced the ignition coil and spark plug but to no avail. Further checking shows it seem that ECU is not...
  8. 1996 E36 318i M43 Spark Plug Change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Spark plug change on the M43 1.8 engine on the E36. Had a look on the internet and couldn't find any guides for this particular engine - relatively simple task, however if you don't know you don't know! Tools required: Socket handle with extension Long 16mm socket (preferably with rubber...
  9. What spark plugs

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    I have a BMW 318i 1995cc 2001. Apparently there are different spark plugs for my model. Is there a way to tell what is right for my engine without taking out the old spark plugs as they might not be the correct ones in there if at the last service the garage did not do the job.
  10. 92 325i no fuel no spark

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all, so i am dumbfounded, drove the car home had no issues, went out the next morning and nothing but cranking, ive replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, dme relay and the crank sensor and it has not changed anything, just cranking...... PLEASEEEE HELLLP!!!!!!!
  11. N53 Spark Plugs

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys, potentially stupid question but are these the right NGK spark plugs for my n53 in the e93...
  12. Spark plugs and coil packs.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Forgive me if this is a stupid question, it’s highly likely to be, but this is the first petrol engined car I’ve owned in about 20 years. My last was a 1989 1.8 Ford Sierra Sapphire so things have moved on a pace since. Are coil packs a service item? If I’m changing my plugs do I need to...
  13. E36 M52B28 (1995) into 1993 shell, Non-start issue No fuel and no spark

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Just dropped a M52B28 (1995 engine from an auto convertible) into my manual 1993 saloon, The car is cranking but not sparking and not injecting fuel (fuel at rail) tried a second crank sensor from a known working vehicle and that didn't rectify it, don't really know where to go with it. Any...
  14. E30 318i convertible no spark

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, New to the forum, I bought an E30 318i convertible in the summer and it has stopped at idle while parking, then refuses to restart. The RAC established that it had no spark and recovered it home but so far I’m struggling to get it going again. It has power to the coil. I’ve checked all...
  15. No Spark and confused Z3 -immoboliser ? ECU?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi need help BMW z3 1998 -1.9 convertible manual running beautifully but left for about 10 days - struggling to start - Recovery man says maybe immobilizer problem but I am getting fuel and the engine is turning over but no spark at plugs - have tried changing coil -still no spark - battery...
  16. 2000 E46 318i No spark

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all. New member here. Just to start off, im not new to cars and ive owned and worked on my fair share. Now for the car. Its a 2000 318i E46. We had just received it from a friend a couple days earlier. A couple of times the car wouldn't start, but it was the battery cable loose. As we were...
  17. E88 no 3 spark plug hole full of oil

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi guy's. Great website. I'm a new member and this is my first post. I have oil in No3 sparkplug hole causing misfire. I have removed the valve cover and need to access the plug tube. Do I have to remove the Valvetronic carrier to do this. I assume I do. Can I get some guidance on how to do...
  18. Replacing spark plugs in my e46

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey folks, Quick question, I'm checking out my spark plugs and noticed they are NGK R5 plugs with BMW printed on them. When you buy replacement plugs from a BMW parts department, would they also have BMW on them? What I'm trying to say is, are these likely to be the original plugs from...
  19. 635csi no spark

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I recently bought my 1985 635csi and it has no spark but the injectors are working. I have voltage to the coil and replaced it with one that is known to work and this did not fix the problem, the person I bought it off said he had the ecu out and sent it off for testing so I don't think this...
  20. E65 740i Sport Spark Plug's ?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. I'm looking to replace the spark plug's on my 740i Sport, E65, 2005, V8, any preferance's to the make and design, apart from original Bmw's. Thank's in anticipation.:cheerful