NGK Laser Iridium Spark Plug | ILZFR6D11
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- Original equipment NGK laser iridium spark replacement for BMW part number 12122158253
- This spark plug is used to ignite air/fuel mixture in cylinders for combustion in BMW N52, N54, and N55 L6 engines
- (6) per vehicle
- Replaces fouled spark plugs that are not igniting air/fuel mixture in the engine for combustion
- Recommended to be replaced when replacing ignition coils
- Recommended to be replaced every 90,000 miles
- Fits BMW 128i 2008-11/2009, 325i 2006, 325xi 2006, 328i 2009-11/2009, 328i xDrive 2009-11/2009, 328xi 2007-2008, 330i 2006, 330xi 2006, 525i 2006-2007, 525xi 2006-2007, 528i 2008-11/2009, 528i xDrive 2009-11/2009, 530xi 2008, 530i 2006-2007, 530xi 2006-2007, X3 2007-11/2009, X5 3.0si 2007-2008, X5 xDrive30i 2009-11/2009, Z4 3.0i 2006-2008, Z4 3.0si 2006-2008, and Z4 sDrive30i 2009-11/2009
- NGK is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high quality reliable original equipment spark plugs for automotive, marine, motorcycle, and applications.
Spark plugs provide the spark needed to ignite the air/fuel mixture in each cylinder for engine combustion. High voltage from the ignition coil is transferred through the spark plug to an air gap between the spark plug tip and the spark plug ground to the engine. Once the voltage reaches the air gap, the voltage jumps the gap in the form of a spark, igniting a compressed air fuel charge inside the cylinder. The air fuel charge explodes, creating the force needed to push the cylinder down and turning the engine crankshaft to propel the engine. In short, spark plugs serve a vital function in keeping your BMW running properly.Components of a Spark Plug
- A metal terminal that connects to the ignition system
- A center electrode for current to flow through the spark plug with a tip for the current to jump making the spark
- A ribbed ceramic insulator to keep current flowing through the spark plug center electrode and not into other parts of the engine
- A threaded metal case to anchor the spark plug into the cylinder head with a ground electrode for the spark to jump to
- A seal to seal the spark plug case to the cylinder head to prevent cylinder compression from escaping
The biggest differences in spark plug construction are the materials used for the electrodes, their conductivity, and their wearability.
- Copper is the base material for the center electrode on most spark plugs as it provides superb conductivity. These tend to wear quickly from the electrical transfer created by the spark and fully copper spark plugs need to be replaced every 15,000 miles.
- Copper core spark plugs with yttrium or nickel tipped electrodes and grounds take longer to wear and can last up to 30,000 miles.
- Platinum tipped copper core electrodes wear even less, provide superior conductivity, and can last up to 60,000 miles.
- Iridium tipped copper core spark plugs wear the least and can last over 100,000 miles.
When a spark plug fails prematurely it will provide a weak spark or no spark at all. Causes of premature spark plug failure can include oil leaking from the valve cover into the spark plug chamber, your engine running too lean and overheating the spark plug, and your engine running too rich and fuel fouling the plug.
Most engines are designed to run on only one type of spark plug based on its use. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for the right type of spark plug needed for your BMW.
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