When to replace the Spark Plug on your BMW X5
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 18 month / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E70) 3.0 si, BMW X5 (E70) xDrive 30 i, BMW X5 (E70) xDrive 30 i View more

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 X5 (E70) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW X5 (E70). List of the tools you'll need:
Electronic spray
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Drive socket # 8
HEX bit No.H5.
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – BMW X5 (E70). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW X5 (E70) – should be done with the engine switched off.
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. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wiper arm covers.
  4. Step 6
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    Detach the connectors from the climate control sensors.
  5. Step 7
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    Remove the climate control sensors.
  6. Step 8
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    Detach the electrical wiring from the upper part of the microfilter housing.
  7. Step 9
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    Detach the retainers of the upper part of the microfilter housing.
  8. Step 10
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    Detach the cable duct from the upper part of the microfilter housing. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the protective cover.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Remove the engine cover.
  12. Step 14
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    Unplug the connectors from the ignition coils.
  13. Step 15
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    Take out the ignition coils from the spark plug wells.
    Replacement: spark plugs – BMW X5 (E70). AUTODOC recommends:
    Remember the sequence of steps for ignition coil demounting.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  15. Step 17
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 18
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    Take out the spark plugs.
  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 X5 (E70). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  19. Step 21
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    Treat the ignition coil tips. Use high-temperature grease. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 22
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    Treat the ignition coil connector with electronic spray. The spray will protect the electrical contacts from corrosion, oxidation, and will reduce the contact resistance.
  21. 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 X5 (E70). Follow the installation steps.
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