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Coil pack upgrade?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by rustynlc, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. rustynlc

    rustynlc Member

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    Hi folks, any idea what the best upgrade for coil packs? My motor is a 1.8t AJQ (180bhp) iv got a mate who has a knackered 3.0 v6 ASN engine any reason why them coil packs wouldn't fit on mine? Plug looks the same, just they have red tops instead of black, cheers for any advice and tips folks
     
  2. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    You can fit the 2.0 tfsi coils to your car.
     
  3. Greg-S3

    Greg-S3 Active Member

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    I fitted the 2.0 tfsi ones as suggested above! Look cool!
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    There is no real 'upgrade' for coil packs... TFSI ones were once touted as being better than 20v ones (push done not bolt down) but tbh they are no better... they still fail (have seen a fair few) and they produce no more power (tested on the dyno)

    I used to run larger gaps (0.85mm rather than the normal 0.7mm) but started experiencing misfires on hi boost... closing the gaps fixed this suggesting the TFSI coil packs are just as prone to misfires as 20v ones

    Just buy brand new OE ones... they will work

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  5. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Active Member

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    Tuffty, am I right in saying the TFSI ones do have a higher output?
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Its alledged but not seen any proof...

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  7. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    You can fit the LS1? coil packs. But they look dog ugly but as Tuffty said OEM are fine
     
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  8. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Yeah 034 do a kit using LS2 coils but plenty of high power cars run the push downs. The Hitachi bolt downs are said to last longer but again this is just what people say. At the end of the day the TFSI ones are cheap enough to replace when they eventually cark it.
     
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  9. rustynlc

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    Thanks for the replies folks, so no real advantage to them then, ok I'll file these coil packs in the garage for a rainy day,
     

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