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S3 Coilpack lifting up help!?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by campbell, Jul 26, 2010.

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    when i checked my coilpacks on my audi S3, cylinder 1 is half way stuck up and needs pushing back down, any ideas? As i dont think that is normal. All coilpacks are genuine audi, as i know there is performance lost
    Any help most appreciated
    Cheers
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Coil packs have a rubber seal to help them stay in however as they tend to trap air when pushed in the heated air expands and pushes the coil pack up as they are sealed... a fix (courtesy of Badger Bill) is to cut a small section of the ribs in the rubber of the coil pack to allow air to escape...

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    nice one Tufty, you are a legend! Always happy to help
    Thanks very much
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    Check your spark plugs I had one that was loose and caused the same issue. Then I had one that the top of the spark plug unscrewed and welded into the coilpac causing same issue. Worth a check
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    ive got the same problem but 3 of mine jump out nearly every time i drive it . thanks tuffty
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    awesome gti sell an ECS coilpack holdown kit. Obviously more expensive than tuffty's tip (in the regoin of £40)
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    I have tried Tuftys tip by cutting the rubber and it works! Thanks
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