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      03-20-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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DIY Spark plug change 09 W/ VF supercharger

Didnt take any pics, but figure I will just get a thread going where I give some tips, and others can chime in about doing spark plugs on a SC'd S65.
Get the good, thick 7 or 9mm gloves, because this job will scrape up your forearms and knuckles.
Removal of intake piping at the supercharger has to come off. You can get away with undoing the two large hoses and one smaller hose, and then pull the intake up through the engine bay.
Luckily plenum does not need to come off, so be happy about this.
Cylinders 1-4 and 5-7 are basically super easy. You can use a couple of long extensions to remove the plugs along with a 5/8 spark plug socket.
I use the spark plug socket to place new plug in and begin to thread it, but finish with standard 5/8 or 16mm socket.
I did not waste my money on any sort of coil puller, but instead used a length of 14 gauge wire and wrapped it around the top of the coil, twised, wiggled and pulled to remove coil.
I had two coils which had broken off tops, so there I had to use a screwdriver to pry a bit.
If any of the coils seem to not want to budge, try rotating in 45-90 degree increments to try to break the seal.
When re-installing coils make sure you have a proper seal, otherwise that coil is not fully on the spark plug. You will know if you lightly tug on the coil, if it moves it is not in.
Coils on 4 and 8 were tough to get fully installed, so I used a rubber mallet, screwdriver, and a microfiber cloth on top of the coil and gently tapped it home.
When re-installing the supercharger make sure you plug back in all 3 hoses, especially the small one, which likely fell down into the engine bay, thus making it easy to forget.
While you have your air filter out, might as well give it a good cleaning. I use a bucket, simple green, and a bristle brush.
After completing the job, stand back and appreciate having saved like $1000 or whatever in exchange for about 2 hours of your life!
*edit* plugs torqued to 22ft/lbs, no threadlocker or anti seize on the threads, duh!

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I had a bit of a time with my ESS Supercharger configuration

when I was attempting to change out my two oil separators which are in the vicinity of the plugs. The S/C had to be unbolted in order to remove the coil cover on the driver's side of my 2011 E92 M3 and some other ESS equipment had to be unbolted on the passenger side in order to slide its coil cover out of the way. I helped change a the plugs on an OEM 2010 E92 M3 last weekend and using CatV cable to pull the coils, we managed 1.75 hours start to finish which included 15 minutes of cool down (aided by an 8 inch fan pointed directly at the engine bay).
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Pretty much the same for the G-Power kit:

Remove the cabin filter housings and the cowl tray.
Remove the blower discharge pipe.
Remove the blower belt and blower pulley.
Remove the blower mount brackets.
Loosen the oil drain from the bottom of blower pump.
Remove the blower pump from the airbox.
Remove the air filters.
Remove the airbox.
Remove the valve cover coil shield.

I use a standard 5/8 spark plug socket and a 6" wobbly extension for the front 6 cylinders.
For the drivers side rear cylinder, I add a universal joint to the extension.
For the passenger side rear cylinder, I add the universal joint and a 9" extension (don't have another 6" extension).
55,000+ miles on the NGK R2556B-9 plugs.
They still look ok to me though.
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Pretty much the same for the G-Power kit:

Remove the cabin filter housings and the cowel tray.
Remove the blower discharge pipe.
Remove the blower belt and blower pulley.
Remove the blower mount brackets.
Loosen the oil drain from the bottom of blower pump.
Remove the blower pump from the airbox.
Remove the air filters.
Remove the airbox.
Remove the valve cover coil shield.

I use a standard 5/8 spark plug socket and a 6" wobbly extension for the front 6 cylinders.
For the drivers side rear cylinder, I add a universal joint to the extension.
For the passenger side rear cylinder, I add the universal joint and a 9" extension (don't have another 6" extension).
55,000+ miles on the NGK R2556B-9 plugs.
They still look ok to me though.
Wow, I have not seen that kit. How did you find them?
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The kit is manufactured in Germany.
They use an ASA blower pump.
I bought the car from a friend (original owner) and he had the G-Power kit installed right around the 6000 mile mark. The car has just over 61,000 miles now.
GP Infinitas is the name of the company that produces and services these kits now.
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The kit is manufactured in Germany.
They use an ASA blower pump.
I bought the car from a friend (original owner) and he had the G-Power kit installed right around the 6000 mile mark. The car has just over 61,000 miles now.
GP Infinitas is the name of the company that produces and services these kits now.
This motor is amazing with the blower!
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The kit is manufactured in Germany.
They use an ASA blower pump.
I bought the car from a friend (original owner) and he had the G-Power kit installed right around the 6000 mile mark. The car has just over 61,000 miles now.
GP Infinitas is the name of the company that produces and services these kits now.
This motor is amazing with the blower!
100% agree with that fact!
Transforms the car into an absolute Brute, when you are doing large gas pedal movements.
I have lengthened rear rims (220 style) with 305/30/19 Michelin PS4s and you can roll into 4th gear, pin the throttle and in some situations it will spin those tires when the revs hit 7000.
Better be 100% on guard though.
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100% agree with that fact!
Transforms the car into an absolute Brute, when you are doing large gas pedal movements.
I have lengthened rear rims (220 style) with 305/30/19 Michelin PS4s and you can roll into 4th gear, pin the throttle and in some situations it will spin those tires when the revs hit 7000.
Better be 100% on guard though.
Wait, you had some 220's widened? wow
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Yes. The thing that appeals to me about widening stock wheels, other than the improvement in traction, is the car looks bone stock.
"Nothing to see here officer. Just another white BMW. Probably the 200th one you've seen on this shift."
Sometimes it feels like I have a Romulan Cloaking Device.

The widening was done by Eric Vaughn, but according to his webpage, he doesn't offer widening services anymore. Sounds like he's trying to slow down.
http://www.ericvaughnmachine.com/

I found this thread that could be helpful if anyone was researching getting the their stockers widened though.
https://www.svtperformance.com/threa...aughn.1146014/
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