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      06-22-2015, 10:52 PM   #133
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^^^ use your fingers and that won't happen
it was broken by the prior owner. i broke none of my spark plug coils.
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      06-28-2015, 07:14 PM   #134
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did my plugs today. 63300 km. passenger rear is pain for sure. esp. trying to get it to torque spec.

growls differently. don't notice anything else yet.
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      09-21-2015, 10:16 PM   #135
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Coil Pullers.

Apparently they will be back up on Amazon within the next week or so.
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Apparently they will be back up on Amazon within the next week or so.
what are they called?
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      09-21-2015, 11:37 PM   #137
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I got this one from Amazon earlier in the year: Division M DM-E9X-001 Blue - Ignition Coil Pulling Tool for E9X BMW M3
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      12-09-2015, 11:12 PM   #138
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Hmmm one of my coil wires wiggled loose so on my second drive I got a misfire. Stopped the car (luckily I was on the way to work and was already in my garage), took the engine bay apart and found one of the wires came off the coil. Plugged it back in, no misfire, but I still get all the check engine lights. Am I going to have to get this reset? (Nearest BMW dealer is 200 miles away).
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      12-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #139
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Little update: The engine malfunction code went away, but the increased emissions code is still present. Should I pull the negative terminal on the battery and try "resetting" the ECU?
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      12-11-2015, 01:05 PM   #140
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Ok, so in case anyone is a moron like me, just pull the negative terminal off if you pop the increased emissions code and it'll go away
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      01-01-2016, 08:40 PM   #141
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Ok, so in case anyone is a moron like me, just pull the negative terminal off if you pop the increased emissions code and it'll go away
lol thanks mate!
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I got this one from Amazon earlier in the year: Division M DM-E9X-001 Blue - Ignition Coil Pulling Tool for E9X BMW M3
Same one I bought. Works great and along with this DIY really helped speed things along.
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Thanks for the great write up and pictures. Your post is giving me a lot of confidence to do this myself. Without pictures, it's all greek to me. haha I'm 67k and i believe the dealer did it at 37k. I just need to get the right tools and the courage to go forward...
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This thread helped a ton doing this yesterday. Have the TXStig tool but I used an ethernet cable to get the two coils against the firewall out, made it a lot easier. Those coils are really difficult to get back in because there's not a lot of leverage. Putting the last one in I dropped the TXStig tool into my engine bay and it's now sitting on top of the engine splash guard.
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Those coils are really difficult to get back in because there's not a lot of leverage. Putting the last one in I dropped the TXStig tool into my engine bay and it's now sitting on top of the engine splash guard.
If it makes you feel better i dropped it 3 times trying to shove the last coil in by the passenger side firewall. Luckily I could jack up the car and fish for it with a magnet tool. Fun times
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If it makes you feel better i dropped it 3 times trying to shove the last coil in by the passenger side firewall. Luckily I could jack up the car and fish for it with a magnet tool. Fun times
How the heck did you do that? I gave up last night and decided I was just going to take the splash shield off to get it out. The last passenger side coil is REALLY hard to get back in.
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How the heck did you do that? I gave up last night and decided I was just going to take the splash shield off to get it out. The last passenger side coil is REALLY hard to get back in.
I'd jack up passenger front and take wheel off . Use a flashlight and see the coil puller and bring it close to the opening above the metal belly tray and grab it. Didn't want to mess with the belly tray but that might be faster. My way just had to take the wheel off...
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