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Old 02-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Good day yall!

Was messing with my 99 this weekend because I had a coil pack get pissy. Seems once it's humid that the thing dies... (yep, already replaced wires, plugs, and all that crap.) Still car goes to hell in a handbasket with misses on cyl 4 all the time.

Anyhow, this issue had me thinking. In my toolbox were some VW Coils off of a 1.8T and I was curious... seems like the depth and whatnot fit just right. Did a search for "VW Coil" "VW COP" and hell just "VW" and got nothing back.

Has anyone tried to use VW coils on an NB per chance? I'm curious to see if they would work on a factory ECU on the 99 and of course with Adaptronic on my 02. Seeing that I have 8 of these things already... it may be worth a shot if anyone's had the expereince!

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if it physically fits and you can find wiring diagrams to wire em in I don't see why they wouldn't work.

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vw/audi is known to be PLAGUED with faulty cops and are constantly blowing them. do you really want to run something known to be one of the most unreliable parts on a car?
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If you can build a nice hold down bracket, they will be fine. The cars that blow the coils are the older ones with a a valve cover that has no provisions for hold down brackets.

Hell, you can buy a complete wiring harness for $50 bucks. I would give it a shot if I was you.

Here is a link to the harness, if you're interested
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Thanks all!!

Yeah, damn coil totally went out so I have 2 cylinders now... gonna mess with this VW coil idea for laughs.

Thanks everyone!
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Good luck!

IF you have difficulty, I have FOUR spare 01+ coils with plug wires sitting right here. Plus I would always like to meet another local miataturboer.

You're going to come to the spring dyno day right?
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Good luck!

IF you have difficulty, I have FOUR spare 01+ coils with plug wires sitting right here. Plus I would always like to meet another local miataturboer.

You're going to come to the spring dyno day right?
Spring dyno day? Awe hell.... when and where? If I'm in the states then; I'll come!

With the 01 coils... are they the same basic pin-out as the 99s? If I can just do some soldering and whatnot... it may just be better for the duration. I'd like to do something hotter on the turboed car since the 99 is just the dd.

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Spring dyno day? Awe hell.... when and where? If I'm in the states then; I'll come!

With the 01 coils... are they the same basic pin-out as the 99s? If I can just do some soldering and whatnot... it may just be better for the duration. I'd like to do something hotter on the turboed car since the 99 is just the dd.

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April, date TBD. I just put up an initial post for it:

https://www.miataturbo.net/local-meets-events-tech-days-41/md-va-spring-dyno-day-meet-11-a-55461/#post687188

I think it is the same pin out- hot, ground, signal.
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I'm in for Dyno Day...

Thanks for the info on the coils. How much do you want for em? I gotta get the dd back on the road.

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I'm in for Dyno Day...

Thanks for the info on the coils. How much do you want for em? I gotta get the dd back on the road.

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Doh well if you want them for a '99 they might not be plug and play :( The dwell might be different between the 99 and 01+ coils :( I also don't know if the connectors are interchangeable.

$55 for them if you want them. I will be in VA tomorrow around lunch time
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Doh well if you want them for a '99 they might not be plug and play :( The dwell might be different between the 99 and 01+ coils :( I also don't know if the connectors are interchangeable.

$55 for them if you want them. I will be in VA tomorrow around lunch time
****... lemme hang on for a little bit. I think that for the DD i'll just dig up some 99 coil packs and save my $$ for the turbo'd car's COPs.

Thanks for the help!
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that would probably be best for your DD.

I am probably one of the most ignorant people on the forum but if you want help working on your cops for your 02 let me know!
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