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:
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change spark plug on BMW E46 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E46. List of the tools you'll need:
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Round-nose pliers
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E46. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E46. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the spark plug wire connectors from the spark plug wells. Use round-nose pliers.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E46. Professionals recommend:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 5
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    Take out the spark plugs.
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