Coil pack experts give me your opinions please!
Had the engine running on 3 cylinders yesterday whilst booting it, VAG COM had logged 16684 (multiple misfires) & 16688 (misfire on cylinder 4)
So i ordered 2 coil packs from VW today thinking I could keep one as a spare in case this happens again.
Took it to the mechanic this evening and replaced the coil pack from cylinder 4 and still running like a bag of spanners.
After much faffing around it seems that 2 coil packs were dead and then we had it running on 4 cylinders again, so put all the bits of engine back together and when I went to pull out of the garage it was back to 3 cylinders, this time coil pack on cylinder 1 had failed.
2 of the coil packs looked like new, 1 looked old and one looked completely knackered,
they were configured like this in the relevant cylinders
1 - old
2 - knackered
3 - like new
4 - like new
it seems that one of the ones that looked like new had died from cylinder 4 and the old looking one had gone as well, then the knackered looking one failed as i drew out of the garage.
does this sound like simply a case of coil pack failure or something odd about this one ?
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left to right
like new, old, knackered