[s-cars] Coil Replacement Options?

calvinlc at earthlink.net calvinlc at earthlink.net
Mon May 30 09:52:43 EDT 2005


How many miles do you have on your car?  I know my coils went out at about
120k miles.  I don't think you are going to get much better from an
electronic device buried in such a hostile environment as your valve cover.
I mean if my second set of coils lasts me until 240k miles I will be very
happy to ante up anoth $600 for a new set.


-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Dave Forgie
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 8:04 PM
To: s-cars
Subject: [s-cars] Coil Replacement Options?

S-gruppees:  I have posted this same question at least once before.  The
question is whether it would be possible (and cheaper (??)) to replace
our coils with those from say a 2.7tt or 1.8t.  The newer ones are coil
and spark plug lead all in one unit, however, I think they are still
triggered by the ECU via the POS.

The reason I ask is I am beginning to think I have a boost-related miss
that I would imagine is based on one or two coils deciding they are due
for early retirement (age plus years of service = 179 K (km)).  It would
seem that going to the modern design COULD be better.  (And yes I know
about the coil recall issue that the 1.8t engines went through - that
was a manufacturing issue NOT a design issue).

Just thought I'd ask in case somebody has already investigated this

Dave F.

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