When to replace the Spark Plug on your BMW 1 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 (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 130 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 130 i, BMW 5 Saloon (F10) 523 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW X5 (E70) xDrive 30 i, BMW X5 (E70) 3.0 si, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si xDrive, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 323 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 323 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 3.0 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 i, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 530 xi, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 523 i, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 xi, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 i, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 523 i, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 530 i, BMW 7 (E65, E66, E67) 730 i, Li, BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 325 i, BMW 7 (E65, E66, E67) 730 i, Li, BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 28 i, BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 25 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 130 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 130 i, BMW X3 (F25) xDrive 28 i, BMW 7 (F01, F02, F03, F04) 730 i, Li, BMW 6 Coupe (E63) 630 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E89) sDrive 23 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E89) sDrive 30 i, BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 125 i, BMW Z4 Coupe (E86) 3.0 si, BMW 6 Convertible (E64) 630 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change spark plug on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Spark Plug for 1 Coupe (E82) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. Tools you'll need:
Electronic spray
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
HEX bit no.H5.
Drive socket # 8
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E82.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cabin filter housing cover. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wiper arm covers.
  6. Step 6
    Detach the connectors from the climate control sensors.
    Step 7
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    Remove the climate control sensors.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the lower part of the scuttle panel. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Detach the cable duct from the upper part of the microfilter housing. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the lower part of the scuttle panel.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  12. Step 13
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    Unplug the connectors from the ignition coils.
  13. Step 14
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    Take out the ignition coil from the spark plug well.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. AUTODOC recommends:
    Remember the sequence of steps for ignition coil demounting.
  14. Step 15
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    Cover the cabin filter air ducts with a microfibre cloth to keep dirt and dust out.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  16. Step 17
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 18
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    Take out the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16.
  18. Step 19
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    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs.
  19. Step 20
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    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats. Use the spark plug socket #16.
  20. Step 21
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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 E82. 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.
  21. Step 22
    Treat the ignition coil tips. Use high-temperature grease. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 23
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    Install the ignition coils to the spark plug wells. Make sure you hear a click indicating that it is locked in place.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW E82. Follow the installation steps.
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