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    Default 2001 306 - how long do coil packs last for?

    replaced all the usual sensors on the car last year and it's been a sweet thing to drive and great fuel economy - just in the last week getting harder to start

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    daughter tells me it kicked and bucked this morning so I'm guessing a failing coil pack and hence misfire

    how long do they typically last?
    any preferred brand for a 2l petrol 306 preferred?

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    I may have a genuine new one never used I will let you know

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    thanks for that

    if not, is there a preferred replacement brand that people can recommend as there's a wide price range available and pot luck to pick?

    I also thought these were a 'for life' part? and the car's got only 140kms on it - but I guess 17yrs young

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    looking on evilbay and various other places - lots of 'unbranded' which I won't touch

    any experiences with NGK - famous for plugs but a reliable brand for coils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alittlewino View Post
    looking on evilbay and various other places - lots of 'unbranded' which I won't touch

    any experiences with NGK - famous for plugs but a reliable brand for coils?
    Give EAI a ring. I got some from them a few months ago for a great price and were quality items.

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    Where in this lovely town are you, I can lend you a few?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Where in this lovely town are you, I can lend you a few?
    Hi Matthew, that is very kind of you and is much appreciated - I'm at Bridgeman Downs 4035 northside.

    Son-in-law drove the car over the weekend and it didn't skip a beat.
    So I suspect one of those intermittent on-the-way-out type of events.

    Hence I think it best to replace the whole shebang - the one for our model looks like a one piece with the 4 individual coil/tubes moulded in - like this
    =>>> https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ignition...item2399d2c15d

    Having never pulled one of these apart I'm not sure if the individual coils are replaceable and if so even which one is being temperamental?

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    Oh, mine are all seperate pieces from the gti6 which will make life a lot harder for you. Pull it apart and resolder joints?
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    The XU10J4R coil pack is all one unit. ie it contains two coils, which fire four plugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    The XU10J4R coil pack is all one unit. ie it contains two coils, which fire four plugs.
    thanks Peter - as I have google-figured out also - oh knowledgeable one do you have a preferred brand?

    as the car is a keeper and we've replaced all sensors (O2 made such a difference) I'd prefer quality and won't use a sub$100 yumcha part

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    aside from OEM does anybody have a view on reliable brands?

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    The coil pack is the sagem coilpack. If the ends of the rubber boots is torn, try insulation tape around it. The spark is running away there. I am trying to post another thread with a link, but it seems to not go through. Will try again.

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    A coil pack can last 1 month to 10 years or 0 - 500,000kms.
    A mechanic once told to plan on replacement every 100,000kms, similar to O2 sensors.

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    Of the original 4 coil packs I still have one that is original! I own a 405 MI16 2 litre and you can easily tell an open circuit on the low tension side by using a multimeter. Each one that failed threw up the engine diagnostic light and fuel economy and engine power went down. I have done 247 Km now and the one original remaining is really quite fantastic.
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