04-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
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2003 COP failure
I've a 2003 MX5 and the OEM Mazda COPs are failing. The car has only done 20k miles so Im a little pissed to say the least.
My symptoms are mainly related to hot-starting the engine. The engine just fails to turn over when It's up to operating temp, this is a pain when Im at the petrol station as I have to fill-up, and then push the car off the pumps and pop the bonnet until the coils cool off. The car then starts after some persuation. Cold starting is easier, but recently it's taken a few attempts to get it started, so I think it's only a matter of time before Im left stranded somewhere.
Other than paying the £220 for 2 new Mazda coils, what other options do I have? Can they be repaired? Or should I opt for some Toyota COPs (although I know nothing about them, or what to buy etc!)
I want something that will be reliable and I've lost faith in the Mazda units, they suck!
Any help would be great!