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coilpack question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by SnoopS3, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. SnoopS3
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    SnoopS3 You cant beat German

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    looks like the old common coil pack problem has hit me!
    I had a spy through the forum and from investigating under the bonnet that seems to be the problem (misfiring between 3 & 4 cylinders)

    The only info i couldnt seem to find here was where the best place to get a new coil pack from was? and what sort of price am i looking at? i've been told circa £90.
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    Best to go with genuine Audi ones. They are ~£30 each.

    You do find some pattern ones on eBay and the like, but from previous threads, these don't seem to be as reliable.

    Cheers,
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Agree with Ali

    ALWAYS go for the genuine ones, from Audi around about £30, which is probably £2-3 more than a copy, but more reliable.
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    Cheers guys.

    Looks like it wont be as expensive as i 1st thought!

    I always go for genuine parts and have done on all my cars. Much rather spend the extra pennies now than fork out for new parts every few months
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    GSF dothe genuine ones for a quid less than audi, only any help if they are nerer to you
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    I meant it was just running between 3 & 4 Cylinders i.e. missfiring. Not that it was cylinder 3 or 4 but i know what you mean about the difficulties. I was dreading having to take those parts off but i just tried the first two to see if i would have to tackle 3 and 4, luckily for me it was number 1!!
    Why do they make that so difficult to get to? Especially when its such a common problem. I suppose its just to force novice mechanics (such as myself :think:) to use Audi garages.

    Hopefully managed to pick a used one up for free from a guy off another forum so the S will be back soon :icon_thumright:
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    I normally use GSF for parts but when i searched "coil packs" they came up with nothing??
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    give them a ring they will offer you the cheap one or a OEM one
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Yea they dont always list everything, you are better ringing them....also the used one, just be wary, it may work fine, but its a part where you just never know, and could go in 5 minutes, if not, happy days, you got the car back on the road for free!! :)
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