coilpacks for SEM

John S. Lagnese jlagnese at
Wed Aug 13 21:57:55 PDT 2008

Biddeford, Maine
91 200 TQ 20V
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "chris gregg" <loxxrider at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:07 PM
Subject: coilpacks for SEM

> Alright, this is my first time attempting to use this mailing list, so i 
> don't even know if I am doing this right.
> Let me introduce myself first. My name is chris, and I recently bought a 
> MINT 200q20v. My old car was a MKIV jetta 1.8t with a 50 trim that made 
> low 300whp figures on pump gas and a daily tune. I bought the 200 for a 
> reason, and that is the glorious engine that sits under that big old hood 
> :)
> It will be staying in the 200, as I love the sleeper aspect of the 
> car...and because the car is just that perfect. It was owned by a doctor, 
> and then by a lawyer, and always garaged. The only thing I had to replace 
> on the car was the block breather. I replaced it with my own custom catch 
> can setup employing 034's new vortex catch can a few months ago.
> Now that I have sold my previous car (this past monday), I can really 
> start to dig into the 200. Within the next week or two, the car will be 
> receiving full standalone engine management by lugtronics. Perhaps I 
> should elaborate on the general goals for the car. Its pretty simple. 35r 
> at the smallest, gt4088r at the biggest, and yes I know I am crazy...but 
> its something I have come to terms with a long time ago :)  I am an 
> Aerospace engineer in training (at the University of Florida) and this is 
> exactly the kind of thing I love to do. I like having a tough/interesting 
> project and solving all of the issues that may come up along the way. I 
> have more fun buildig cars than I do driving them I think.
> Anyhow, I am still new to the 3B here goes the first question. 
> The lugtronic system will include a full coil-on-plug setup, but I need to 
> figure out what coils to use first. I honestly dont want to use the 034 
> high-output coils because they are just too damned expensive. I would like 
> to be able to make 1.8t coils work, but some of the 034 people are 
> discouraging me about them. I personally had great success with them on my 
> BT 1.8t project and they lasted 8 years. Maybe its different with them on 
> a 3B : / Of course, I used the bolt-down style coils which were known to 
> be much better than the push-down ones. I asssume I'd probably have to use 
> the push-down ones in a setup like I am talking there is no 
> place to bolt them down (doh)
> Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and see if anyone could give me 
> some answers to this fairly simple quesion.
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> -Chris
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