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      10-02-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Spark Plug Socket Size S65 M3

Can anyone help me with the Spark Plug Size for a 2011 M3 S65 engine? Also doeas it have to be a thin wall socket.
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      10-02-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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From the DIY section, it states a standard spark plug socket. :

I guess there's only ones size?
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No, there is more than one size of sparkplug. Commonly used are 5/8" and 13/16". The M3 uses the smaller size (5/8"). I recommend getting one with a magnetic plug holder built-in to the socket for our deep cylinder heads. You will also benefit from several lengths of socket extensions and a u-joint as well.
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No, there is more than one size of sparkplug. Commonly used are 5/8" and 13/16". The M3 uses the smaller size (5/8"). I recommend getting one with a magnetic plug holder built-in to the socket for our deep cylinder heads. You will also benefit from several lengths of socket extensions and a u-joint as well.
Big thank you, had no idea! Good call on the magnetic socket, it drives me insane when the spark plug falls back in int he hole.
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      10-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #6
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Just use an extension magnetic tool.
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      10-03-2014, 11:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help to all. I brought a spark plug socket online 14mm 12 point thin wall. Come to find out this is for the turbo 6 banger and not the S65 V8. I will be performing the change out job this weekend. I am going to use information I found in this forum.
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