[s-cars] Coil Replacement Options?

Dave Forgie forgied at direct.ca
Mon May 30 11:05:17 EDT 2005

Calvin: I have 179K (km) (or 111K miles) on my car.  I don't begrudge the coils
deciding to book off sick.  I am just wondering whether there is a new and
better OEM Audi coil available./  Dave F.

calvinlc at earthlink.net wrote:

> Dave,
> 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.
> --Calvin
> -----Original Message-----
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> [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
> possibility.
> Dave F.
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