Chris NottVolks Autos
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283

    Genuine coilpacks or others?

    Since fitting my new TIP it appears to have highlighted some weak coilpacks on my car! Just limped my car home 5 miles and plugged VCDS in to find that I have missfires on cylinders 3 and 4. I'm thinking about just purchasing 4 new coilpacks to be on the safe side and keeping the packs from cylinders 1 & 2 as backups.

    My question is: Should I stick to genuine VAG coils at 35 each or do the Euro Car Parts or other equivelant work just as well?

    I've been looking on ECP and I can get a few different types:

    http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/k/coilpack/p/Car-Parts
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,602
    Genuine all day long....

    Check your plug gaps too... stage 1 mapped cars should be 0.7mm... too large a gap and the coil pack will struggle into early retirement...

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  4. #3
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    How do I check my plug gaps? I had a service a few weeks ago by 4rings so they would have probably set the plugs to standard.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  5. #4
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,602
    Would need a set of feeler gauges and a spark plug socket... take each plug out in turn and check the gap... if they have set to std then they should be 0.8mm... 0.1mm doesn't sound a lot but surprising what a diff it makes...

    Ironically this was the first piece of advice I ever got from a forum member... Mark, love yah big man!!!

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  6. #5
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Thatnks for the advice Paul

    The plugs I had previous to the service would also have been set to standard, 4 rings did that too so I think the packs are just old and need replacing....... I hope!
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  7. #6
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Ok put 4 new coil packs on this morning and my car feels brand new! They must have been on their way out because the car used to be quite hesitant in places and also it wouldn't start and idle that smoothly. This could be the secret to the mysterious cold start issue that people have been having too because my car started on the button after 2 days of not being started.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  8. #7
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,366
    did you pull the plugs to have a look at those too?

  9. #8
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    did you pull the plugs to have a look at those too?
    Nope as I dont have the tools! If i get any more issues with the packs blowing I'll get it up to my mates garage for him to check over. I dont have much time this week as I'm off to the Nurburgring on Friday so I'll probably get him to check them when I return.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  10. #9
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,366
    crud. hopefully its ok for your trip

  11. #10
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    crud. hopefully its ok for your trip
    So do I matey. Got to try and sort out a new xenon headlight bulb now as that died on Saturday too!
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  12. #11
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,366
    what colour temp? ive got a spare pair at home doing nothing. 6000k, H1 type

  13. #12
    altank's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    23
    Did you buy Genuine Audi Coil Packs ? How much were they ?
    05 Audi A4 2.0T FSI S-Line (B7) 132k Miles - SOLD

  14. #13
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Quote Originally Posted by altank View Post
    Did you buy Genuine Audi Coil Packs ? How much were they ?
    From Audi they are 35 each. I got OE quality ones from Euro Car Parts and I got a 30% discount because I used my mates trade account. 80 for all 4 isn't bad.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  15. #14
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    what colour temp? ive got a spare pair at home doing nothing. 6000k, H1 type
    I'm looking to just get a standard replacement thanks mate. 4300 D2S

    I just called my local scrapy and they have an A3 in the yard but its had a front ender and the bulbs are ruined. Just my luck at the moment!
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  16. #15
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,990
    doood the OPE was from Euro werent as up to date as the OE ones from Audi when i last purchased...im sure they will be fine but there has been quite a few variants/updates

    glad its sorted though
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Grey Triumph Sprint 1050 ST
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO