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      08-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #397
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Can someone tell me which plugs are which in order? I have misfire on #4 I'm reading mixed reviews on which plug it is. Passenger rear or driver rear?
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      08-17-2014, 05:33 PM   #398
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Passenger side of car, 1 to 4. Front of car is 1, firewall end is 4)
1 and 5 are front, 4 and 8 are rear. Good luck.
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I have a 2011 M3 S65 and was wanting to know what size spark plug socket is required in changing the spark plugs?
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      10-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #400
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5/8 or 16mm (same size)
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      12-04-2014, 12:40 PM   #401
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Wait, the tool isn't available on Amazon anymore I haz a sad.
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I just did it the other week and used 2 screwdrivers to get the coils off it was very easy if you just take your time. The tool is nice and I would buy one but it is not needed.
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I just did it the other week and used 2 screwdrivers to get the coils off it was very easy if you just take your time. The tool is nice and I would buy one but it is not needed.
I'll keep that in mind.

So far, I have:
2 screw driver method
ECS trim tools (one is half moon shaped.. might work)
wire hanger method
16ga electrical wire method

Thanks for the tip!
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I'll keep that in mind.

So far, I have:
2 screw driver method
ECS trim tools (one is half moon shaped.. might work)
wire hanger method
16ga electrical wire method

Thanks for the tip!
You forgot your own hands.

None of these tools are needed guys, just give a twist and pull.
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After a 4 year hiatus from originally creating this thread, im glad to see everyone finding use and coming up with alot of new methods since my original install! Keep up the great work guys!
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Wait, the tool isn't available on Amazon anymore I haz a sad.
He is selling them on the BPM website now.
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      12-05-2014, 01:46 AM   #407
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You forgot your own hands.

None of these tools are needed guys, just give a twist and pull.
I'm a pussy though
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He is selling them on the BPM website now.
Thanks for the heads up!!
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      12-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #409
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They will be back up on Amazon this week. There was some issues with a supplier that have now been fixed.

Until then BPM does indeed have them in stock...for now...
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      12-10-2014, 01:58 AM   #410
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Still not available on Amazon ?
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      12-14-2014, 11:46 AM   #411
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bicycle cone wrench to pop coils

+1 for the old suggestion of using a 15mm single-ended code wrench, which I already had in my toolbox. You'll want a single-ended wrench instead of the more common double-ended wrench since it will be longer so you can use it as a lever. I taped various sized sockets under the middle of the wrench as a fulcrum, depending on which cylinder i was working on, and then it looks a bit like the BMW factory tool that looks like it has a sliding fulcrum.
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      12-17-2014, 02:41 AM   #412
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Still not available on Amazon ?
Just picked one up off Amazon. If you have an Amazon Prime account then 2-day shipping is free. Mine should arrive Friday. Current price is $30. Less than half the price BPM wants for them on their site at $70 plus shipping

EDIT: Just checked shipping on the BPM site for the heck of it. $17.47 is the cheapest option. Granted I'm on the other side of the country but ouch. So the choice should be clear: Buy from Amazon at 30% of the cost through BPM.
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Just picked one up off Amazon. If you have an Amazon Prime account then 2-day shipping is free. Mine should arrive Friday. Current price is $30. Less than half the price BPM wants for them on their site at $70 plus shipping

EDIT: Just checked shipping on the BPM site for the heck of it. $17.47 is the cheapest option. Granted I'm on the other side of the country but ouch. So the choice should be clear: Buy from Amazon at 30% of the cost through BPM.
Yeah I did in fact purchase one from Amazon. Scheduled for delivery on 12/19. That pricing from BPM is ridiculous; the fact that try to sell at 100% markup when the OEM sells for half as much is beyond me. Maybe theyre selling 2 pcs lol
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      12-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #414
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I'll keep that in mind.

So far, I have:
2 screw driver method
ECS trim tools (one is half moon shaped.. might work)
wire hanger method
16ga electrical wire method

Thanks for the tip!
So which of these are a tried and true method? I received my tool today in the mail from TxStig "M Division" and it worked flawlessly for the all the driver side coils and 3/4 of the passenger side coils. The PS coil closest to the firewall is a mUthA to remove. I have one more spark plug to change but after 2-3 hours in 37 degree weather I threw in the towel on the 8th plug. I will have to revisit it soon but i need another method to remove coil. I see the OEM tool has a simple yet effective design that gives you the leverage to pop the coil pack. I wont be spending $300 on it however. So I have to come up with another means of tackling this last coil. Or go back to gym and work on my finger strength lol. Any ideas folks?

OK so I came up with a simple way to remove last coil using M Division coil puller and a couple hand tools. See photo for reference


Basically used a 21mm wrench and a socket to provide some leverage to remove the coil. Pretty much the way the factory tool works.

Last edited by Hierlevelz; 12-20-2014 at 04:05 PM.
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      12-21-2014, 01:02 PM   #415
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Damn I always did it with my hand.
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      12-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #416
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Damn I always did it with my hand.
7/8 I removed by hand the last one however was a pita so I needed some mechanical advantage to get it out. Next time around it may come.out by hand but for those who run into the same issue it's a method that worked for me in less than a second.
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      12-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #417
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7/8 I removed by hand the last one however was a pita so I needed some mechanical advantage to get it out. Next time around it may come.out by hand but for those who run into the same issue it's a method that worked for me in less than a second.
Perfect. Thanks for the tip.
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Perfect. Thanks for the tip.
No problem man just figured I would share to save others from bloody knuckles.
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