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Replacing BMW E36 Spark Plugs . . . DIY!

21st October 2007

Replacing BMW E36 Spark Plugs . . . DIY!

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I have found this DIY (Do It Yourself) procedure that will help you to replace your BMW E36 spark plug. I know that you may think this task is very easy. But I think this article has some great information about spark plugs and about the oil that may be leaking inside your engine. So, read it carefully, I’m sure you’ll find it interesting.

Concerning the type of spark plugs that you should use for your E36, I prefer going with the Bosch spark plugs for my BMW, but again it’s up to you to decide which type to use. NGK is another good alternative, but I still prefer Bosch over it.



Disclaimer: Use this info at your own risk!! I’m not responsible if this didn’t work for you :-).

You can read the full article here



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  1. 1 On October 21st, 2007, MikeA128 said:

    Once again, I must ask whether you have permission to post this article here? If not, I don’t think you should be reposting the entire thing, including all the pictures. Linking to it would be acceptable of course.

  2. 2 On October 21st, 2007, Tony Sticks said:


    As you may have noticed, I did link to the original post declaring that it’s not my article and showing the source of the information. However, I see many BMW E36 websites that end up with dead link and thus, lost information. This is what makes me copy the text as well (I only copied the 6-cylinder DIY). What brought this idea to me is that I usually search for DIY procedures and everytime I find some nice one, I end with a dead link. This is a huge problem epecially if you’re trying to maintain these links and keep checking on them. It can be a nightmare.

    Do you think that what I have made in this post is illegal in someway?

  3. 3 On October 22nd, 2007, Dennis said:

    I think it’s a bit illegal, but if you got the the one who wrote the article permission it would be ok (remember to save the email). Just explain that you try to save som of the old e36 diy, before they all becomes deadlinks.

  4. 4 On October 22nd, 2007, MikeA128 said:

    I do believe it’s illegal and is also plagiarism if you repost the full text without obtaining permission from the author (or whoever actually owns the rights to the article). I understand your point about links disappearing, but unfortunately convenience is not an excuse for breaking the law. Links moving/disappearing is a fundamental problem with the internet, which is partially alleviated by things like

  5. 5 On October 23rd, 2007, Tony Sticks said:

    I guess you guys are right. I will either contact the author for permession or just remove the text and images and post a link instead.