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E280 V6 Spark plugs change

Discussion in 'Engine' started by P7RKY, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. P7RKY

    P7RKY New Member

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    Can anyone advise on the best type of replacement spark plug and how to do it yourself for the E280V6 1997.

    Engine no 11292130012423 . 2 per cylinder 12 in total

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nickmann

    nickmann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Try a search - I did a write-up on this last year. It's a long and fiddly job, but very definitely a DIY job with a tea-break and a box of plasters for your knuckles.

    I got my plugs from GSF I think. They were about £50-odd quid for Bosch platinums.
     
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    P7RKY

    P7RKY New Member

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    Excellent howto! But could not find your images.

    As I have never done this before a torque wrench will be needed.

    What setting should be used on the wrench?
    Any chance of sending yor pics?
     
  4. Rory

    Rory Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I read elsewhere that it's easy to strip the threads - having had that done by dealers on 2 cars (neither MB) that I've owned in the past, you might want to weigh up the risk of DIY.
     
  5. nickmann

    nickmann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sorry, after failing to attach the pictures to the post I didn't keep them. as for the torque settings I just seat the crush washer and go a quarter to a half a turn more. as long as you relise you are meant to crush the crush washer, not flatten it, you'll be fine. or go here

    http://www.spark-plugs.co.uk/pages/technical/torque.htm

    Let me know if you have any more questions
     
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    P7RKY

    P7RKY New Member

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    I'm gathering as much info as possable and then making the decision to DIY or not next week.
     

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