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post #11 of 85 Old 24th November 2011, 04:05 PM
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Any reason we don't have a DIY subforum or sticky thread of all consolidated DIY posts? Would be a huge resource.
I have website space, I'd be willing to setup a repository of DIY pdf's
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I just PM'd the moderators to see about a sub-forum creation for DIY

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Is there a link to takeing the injector box off, I was going to have mine dipped in Carbon Fiber. thanks for the post..

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I am with you. I would also like to see an illustration of how to remove the air-intake over the throttle-bodies. Looks to be a bit tedious.
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Mods are going to run it by the staff to see about creating a DIY sub-forum

if approved, it would be a m5board first

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Only things I would add:

If you have access to compressed air, blow out the bores before removing the plugs to ensure no debris is left in them that could potentially fall into the cylinder or damage the threads in the head upon installation of the new plug.

I always keep track of what cylinder which plug came out of by marking numbers on the new boxes and swapping old plugs for new plugs one at a time. This way you can thoroughly examine them later and know what cylinder each individual plug came from.

It probably isn't entirely necessary but I would mark each coil with masking tape and a marker for what cylinder it came out of just in case the ECM is used to the reaction time of each coil once a signal is sent to it.

Also NEVER remove plugs from a warm cylinder head, especially an aluminum one. Removing plugs from a warm/hot cylinder head dramatically increases the odds of pulling the threads out of the plug bores (when un-screwing the plugs) which requires heli-coils to be installed and thats if you want to risk metal shavings in the cylinder.

Excellent write up, thanks for sharing!
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These instructions are very well detailed and allows for a quicker remove and replace! Great job Sir. Appreciated the tips, made it so much easier for me.
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Thanks Mdyman for the great post. I used it to replace my spark plugs about a week ago. The only thing I can add is that; I personally do one spark plugs at a time. It means, I take one coil out, change the spark plug and replace coil. Then move on to the next one. In that way there is little chance of something dropping inside. And for the last two spark plugs closest to the windshield, you have to remove the interior air filter and the housing under it (right under the windshield). Its very easy to do and I am sure its design like that to access those last two spark plugs. There is no need for "special magnetic tool" to get the plug out. By doing it myself, it only cost me $201.60 including 12% tax. It would cost between $845 to $949 (two quotes from dealerships) if I would've taken it to the dealership.
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So you bought new coil packs as well?

Do you need to replace the coil packs when installing new spark plugs or can you leave the old ones in there?

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I don't believe the coils need to be replaced when you do the spark plugs unless a coil is not performing, defective or broken. OKD makes a higher performing coil for our M's but they are $2,500-$2,800 for a set.
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