Spark plug removal

Vehicle: 2001 BMW 740iL
Time/Difficulty: ~45 min
Parts Needed:
  • Spark plugs
  • Anti-seize
Tools Needed:
  • 10mm socket and wrench
  • 5/8 or 16mm socket and wrench (spark plug)
  • Socket extensions
  • Screwdrivers
  • Torque wrench
By diyauto
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Hello All,

We have a spark plug removal procedure, and a written tutorial of the process below, enjoy!

Remove the top engine cover by pressing these 4 buttons.

Remove the 2 - 10mm bolts holding the side covers on under plastic caps which can be removed with a screwdriver.

Remove the 10mm bolts holding the coils, then use a flat head to unclip the wiring harness. Inspect rubber boot for any signs of damage.

Use a spark plug socket with a rubber grommet to grab onto the spark plug assisting with the removal process.

Put little anti-seize on your spark plug threads and carefully lower and tighten your spark plug to 18 ft-lbs. 

Reinstall your coils and tighten back in reverse order. Great job!