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318ti 1998 needs a tune-up. Can't see the spark plugs. Where?

Is it hard to do-it-yourself?

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Plugs are under the panel on top of the valve cover. Not hard to check/change out the plugs if you have the proper wrench. Don't over-torque the plugs when you re-install them!

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