Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark Plug : 18 month / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E36) 320 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change spark plug on BMW 520i (E39) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Drive socket # 10
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Telescoping magnet
Crow bar
Fender cover
All the parts you need to replace – Spark Plug for 5 Saloon (E39) and other BMW models
How to change Spark Plug on BMW E39 523i 2.5 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Spark Plug
How to change Spark Plug on BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 320 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 320 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Spark Plug on BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 320 i
BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 320 i
Easy tricks to help you to replace Spark Plug on BMW 3 Convertible (E36) 320 i
BMW 3 Convertible (E36) 320 i
Spark Plug removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW 3 Touring (E36) 320 i
BMW 3 Touring (E36) 320 i
Changing Spark Plug on BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i – tips for first time repair
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i
Main steps for Spark Plug replacement on BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E39. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E39. Use the following procedure:
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