When to replace the Spark Plug on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 18 month / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Spark Plug for 3 Convertible (E93) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW 3 Convertible (E93). Tools you might need:
Electronic spray
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Torx bit T20
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Telescoping magnet
Crow bar
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW 3 Convertible (E93). Professionals recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW 3 Convertible (E93).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cabin filter housing cover.
  2. Step 4.1
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    Raise a little the cabin filter housing cover.
    Step 4.2
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    Remove the cabin filter.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW 3 Convertible (E93). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid damaging the cabin filter cover, do not remove it before removing the filtering element.
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
  5. Step 7
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    Disconnect the wiring harness from the cabin filter housing.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the filter housing fastening bolts. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the cabin air filter housing.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the engine cover.
  10. Step 12
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    Tighten the oil filler cap.
  11. Step 13
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    Unplug the connectors from the ignition coils.
  12. Step 14
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    Take out the ignition coil from the spark plug well. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW 3 Convertible (E93). Tip:
    Remember the sequence of steps for ignition coil demounting.
  13. Step 15
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  14. Step 16
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 17
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    Take out the spark plugs. Use a telescoping magnet.
  16. Step 18
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    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs. Treat the surface of the terminals of the new spark plugs. Use high-temperature grease.
  17. Step 19
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    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats.
  18. Step 20
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    Screw new spark plugs and tighten them. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 27 nm torque.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW 3 Convertible (E93). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Don't tighten the plugs with excessive force. Exceeding tightening torque can damage the thread connection. Be careful when working with a spark plug wrench. Its skewing can cause damage to the threaded connection.
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