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Old 04-16-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Misfire..........help (Plugs and wires?)



I'm having some problems with my car, the check engine light is coming on and when scanned the code reades misfire in cylinder 2. My mechanic switched plug one and 2 and the light went away for a bit but then when it came back on a couple days later it read misfire in cylinder 1 and 2. The light seams to come on when I take the car to high revs like 4k plus. I'm thinking I need to change my plugs and wires. I guess it's about time, 70k km right? Anyways my question is what is available in terms of plugs and wires for this car? Are there any aftermarket upgrades I should be aware of or just wtick with OEM? Any disadvantages with aftermarket products?

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Old 04-16-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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stick with OEM wires, I haven't found any good aftermarket ones worth buying, & buy NGK Iridium plugs, I heard they are really good, I'm going to switch to those as well after, but stay away from Bosch Platinum +4

BTW Paul have you checked out those Plasma Ignition Coils on Beastpower, it's a lot on money but I'm planning on getting those as well
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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Plugs and Ignition Coils is what you want.
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:42 PM   #4
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Excellent I think I found the problem. Looks like new plugs and if I can get away with it just a 1 new coil in cylinder 2 (at least for now).

Clarence Bavauto also has high performance coils. They're $599 and come with the spak plug boots as well. I'm going to see if I can get away with just one coil for nwo b/c I need ot ge tthe car running (decently at least) to get back to London tmrw afternoon for my exam. Going to be a busy morning tmrw lol
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:16 PM   #5
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not a bad price, the ones from Beastpower are $895 & the difference I see is that Beastpower ones have a flashing LED when the coil fires, kinda rice
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
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stick with OEM wires, I haven't found any good aftermarket ones worth buying, & buy NGK Iridium plugs, I heard they are really good, I'm going to switch to those as well after, but stay away from Bosch Platinum +4

BTW Paul have you checked out those Plasma Ignition Coils on Beastpower, it's a lot on money but I'm planning on getting those as well
what's wrong with +4s?
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:04 PM   #7
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they burn to hot, I notice a minor problem in my 540 & I also heard about the same problems in BMW inline-6 as well
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:30 PM   #8
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Glad you got her running.
If you need original Bosch parts do not go toa BMW dealership.
Go to a authorized Bosch dealer, give them the part number and they will get the same part however for half the price.
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