GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Technical Topics > GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
schulmann
Drag Race Newbie
 
Drives: Golf GTI
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 49
Question Direct from Flatbed, failed coil after tune.

So I had my GTI tuned for Stage 2 APR.
After 50mi I am on flatbed, coil No1 went out

It is definitely the coil.
Moving the coils also moves the misfire code.

Did I read right: tuning the GTI's engine is tough on the coils ?
I should have read the small letter in the disclaimer

I also read that I should buy the red R8 coils which are priced the same as the VW coils.

Am I right ?
__________________
My home is www.viperacr.com
schulmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2016, 08:10 PM   #2
Dvl96
Autocross Champion
 
Dvl96's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 GTI 6spd
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SGV - California
Posts: 90
You are right.
Dvl96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2016, 09:23 PM   #3
Squashdaddy
FIA GT Champion
 
Squashdaddy's Avatar
 
Drives: 6MT 2011 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,017
Yes, get the red top coils.
Squashdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2016, 09:48 PM   #4
FriggenT
Formula 5000 Champion
 
Drives: 2013 Wolfsburg gti DSG
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,317
I went through stage 2, k04 file on friggen F23T and then eurodyne before I switched...never had a coil failure...switch because of misfire, but I think that was a plug.
FriggenT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 08:34 AM   #5
lilonespaz
Formula 2 Driver
 
lilonespaz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Candy White 3-Door GTi DSG
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,612
Are you new here?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blakcard View Post
listen to your gut....And lilonespaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laimface View Post
hahaha why am I your signature
Quote:
Originally Posted by damagi123 View Post
just like god intended. he didnt kill off the dinosaurs for their sweet sweet bone juice to have it go getting wasted by eco-obsessed torque thieves.
lilonespaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 08:55 AM   #6
Cadubya
DUBYA
 
Cadubya's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 K04 GTI 4DR 6MT
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,572
Get a set of R8 red tops and get some spares as well and keep then in your trunk.
__________________
CLICK HERE FOR MY BUILD
Cadubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 09:32 AM   #7
bart2278
Formula 5000 Driver
 
bart2278's Avatar
 
Drives: racecar kngikcuf a sti
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 1,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilonespaz View Post
Are you new here?
This. Any human, or dog, that has spent anytime on here doing research, knows r8 coils are standard when upgrading your tune. read up on your car a bit mate.
__________________
Eurodyne Tune ECS Intake RSR Clutch Peloquin LSD Fluidampr Crank Pulley Neuspeed FMIC Charge & Top Pipe Turbosmart Thing Dieselgeek Short Throw Eurojet Catless DP Vanguard Catback R8 Coils Bosch Plugs 034 Street Density Trans/Motor Mounts Advanti HY Hybris Black Conti ExtremeContact F23T is still kicking...for now
bart2278 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 10:50 AM   #8
lilonespaz
Formula 2 Driver
 
lilonespaz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Candy White 3-Door GTi DSG
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadubya View Post
Get a set of R8 red tops and get some spares as well and keep then in your trunk.
This always have a spare or 2 in the trunk. You never know when something will happen.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blakcard View Post
listen to your gut....And lilonespaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laimface View Post
hahaha why am I your signature
Quote:
Originally Posted by damagi123 View Post
just like god intended. he didnt kill off the dinosaurs for their sweet sweet bone juice to have it go getting wasted by eco-obsessed torque thieves.
lilonespaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 11:21 AM   #9
Blakcard
FIA GT Newbie
 
Blakcard's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Candy White 2dr 6spd GTi
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by schulmann View Post
So I had my GTI tuned for Stage 2 APR.
After 50mi I am on flatbed, coil No1 went out

It is definitely the coil.
Moving the coils also moves the misfire code.

Did I read right: tuning the GTI's engine is tough on the coils ?
I should have read the small letter in the disclaimer

I also read that I should buy the red R8 coils which are priced the same as the VW coils.

Am I right ?

not sure where in Canada you're located...but before you order them off ECS...call up an Audi dealer ship/parts department and check their prices. I got all 4 $110 or so (gst included)... quick drive and if you have a zip tie or steady hand it's an easy change in the parking lot. Just make sure you ask for the R8 coils...they're gonna ask you " you have an R8?" tell the dumb ass ya so get them pronto!!

GL!!
__________________
by the time you've read this, I'd have already done.....this > Mostly stock, APR stage 1 2.4 file, Stoptech rotors, GTS G707 rims, GFB DV
Blakcard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 11:24 AM   #10
schulmann
Drag Race Newbie
 
Drives: Golf GTI
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 49
I just got 2 chinese made red coils "Intermotor".

What is the quality if the chinese made coils ?
__________________
My home is www.viperacr.com
schulmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 11:32 AM   #11
jay745
Mod Flanders
 
jay745's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 CW GTI Wolfsburg (racecar)
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 18,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by schulmann View Post
I just got 2 chinese made red coils "Intermotor".

What is the quality if the chinese made coils ?
...... not sure if trolling or?


Don't put chinese coils in your car, they will likely be worse than oems.
__________________
Hit me up for VagCom in Chicago
Click >here< for my build thread.
I'll do your 40k service for much cheaper than a dealer.
jay745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 11:46 AM   #12
Dans GTI
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Drives: 2010 MK6
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 519
Don't do Chinese parts. I tried to save money and buy the napa auto parts inhouse brand of the red top coils. Caused my car to run like crap. Had to go to the dealer and purcahse OEM ones.
Dans GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 02:45 PM   #13
moddedeuros
GolfMK6 Official Vendor
 
moddedeuros's Avatar
 
Drives: Audi/VW
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 1,716
Time to get some red top R8 coils

We stock hundreds of these at all times. Always ready to get out the door same day


https://www.moddedeuros.com/products...oil-06e905115e
__________________
ECU & DSG Flashing Now Available at Modded Euros
Flash your MK6 from Home!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
moddedeuros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2016, 03:44 PM   #14
lilonespaz
Formula 2 Driver
 
lilonespaz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Candy White 3-Door GTi DSG
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by moddedeuros View Post
Time to get some red top R8 coils

We stock hundreds of these at all times. Always ready to get out the door same day


https://www.moddedeuros.com/products...oil-06e905115e

Start selling these in bundles with plugs :]

Im lazy.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blakcard View Post
listen to your gut....And lilonespaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laimface View Post
hahaha why am I your signature
Quote:
Originally Posted by damagi123 View Post
just like god intended. he didnt kill off the dinosaurs for their sweet sweet bone juice to have it go getting wasted by eco-obsessed torque thieves.
lilonespaz is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.