[s-cars] all new coils

Bill Mahoney wmahoney at disk.com
Tue Jul 5 10:35:02 EDT 2005

122k mile 5 coil change btdt yesterday afternoon.  About a 2 ½ hr process.
Most of which was spent figuring out how to methodically reroute the new
wires through the wire insulation sleeves.   I can only summarize by
reporting that throughout most of the process my brain was dazed and
confused as there were wires running all over the place.  I was truly amazed
whenst it started up perfect on the first try.
I incorporated the Paul Gailus 5amp waterproof in line fuse procedure for
each coil to the yellow wires, thankyouverymuch Paul.  This will prevent a
total shut down in the event on a coil shorting to ground, btdt:(
Since the fuse holders are a bit bulky, this would not necessarily be termed
an elegant looking installation but function rules over being stranded
somewhere for me.  I guess the wires could be extended to a panel inside the
cabin somewhere, but this was easier.
The best part of all this is that all stumble at WOT has disappeared and the
pig is flying once again.  
Is there a way to test the old coils to determine which one may have been
defective I wonder?
Next up: the KrazyMance preloaded front strut brace and maybe I'll even take
off my snow tires now.  Don’t ask.
Bill ~looking for race gas~ M
00 A8
95 1/2 avant
95 QSport
94 Cabrio 
75 Carrera

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