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post #41 of 85 Old 17th November 2012, 05:14 PM
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I forget where I saw it, but I swear someone had the clip for sale by itself. ECS Tuning maybe?

If I get off my *** in the morning, I'm going to change my plugs and coils out before the wife and kids wake up. I'll send you a clip if you still need it.
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post #42 of 85 Old 17th November 2012, 05:27 PM
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5.7 is going to have to replace the coil itself. The part of the coil that retains the clip is broken off. Best of luck getting it out, probably have to use a pair of channel lock pliers and ruin the top connector... (same thing happened to me but not on the rearmost cylinder!) Just be sure to twist it a bit to free it up.
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Just finished changing the spark plugs on my M5. This was very helpful, and luckily I had no issues.

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I did get a new coil (well 2 new coils so I have a back up) and 2 new clips, they come with the coils but I ordered extra clips just to have them. I had to destroy the top of broken coil to get it removed pulled the plug and all is back together. I did leave my coil covers off the car, so now I can see my beautiful crome valve covers and I can change plugs much easyer.

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My Number 5 clip broke off? Any sugestion? Also notice I have chrome Valve covers, Wish I could see them>>>Thanks for this help on this thread I just wish Number 5 clip would not have broken off, Now I have a Problem But I will wait to try something untill I order a new coil. And then get out the Dyson to suck it out!!!

I know I'm a little late with a suggestion but this might help someone else. I broke the clip off the driver side rear coil when doing my spark plug change yesterday. I managed to get it out with the help of vice grips and a paper tower. Roll up a paper towel and wrap it around the base of the coil. Take the vice grips and lock them onto the base of the coil. I placed a pry bar below the vice grip so that the vice grip could function as a lever. Pushed down on the vice grip and the coil popped out very easily. You want to wrap a paper towel (or any towel) around the base of the coil so that you don't damage the plastic on the coil with the vice grips.

This method was so effective that I will use it to take out all the coils in the future. Hope this helps someone!
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This maybe naive, but how often spark plugs need to be changed, and any particular brands are recommended? Thx, Albert.
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This maybe naive, but how often spark plugs need to be changed, and any particular brands are recommended? Thx, Albert.
Refer to the DIY sticky thread where it discusses MIke Millers Old School Maintenance Guide. In general, the guide says to replace every 30K miles. however, modern cars with spark plugs can last 30-60K miles. I change mine every 30k though. Not sure about spark plug options, but the only one I know are NGK ones. You can either buy them from a BMW dealer or online at amazon. Do a search, there are threads on the subject.

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