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View Poll Results: POLE ON DEM PACKS.
Since purchasing them, Iíve had zero failures. 260 95.59%
Iíve had 1 or more failures confirmed as the coilpacks and nothing else. Please explain in post. 12 4.41%
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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Does anybody know how these compare to the latest revision coils for the GTI? I have the revision "F" coils, and they were a different design from the stock ones that failed on my car. Are they the same thing as the R8 coils?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:22 PM   #16
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About 3 years ago I replaced the OEM 06H 905 115 coil packs as part of my efforts to figure out why I was having misfires with my k04 installation. It turned out that I had bogus valve springs.

Anyway, I've been running the 06H 905 115As for about 3 years without any problems. Notice there is a difference between the two part numbers. I don't know if the A's are better. I just know they have not failed on me in the past 3 years.

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #17
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My stock coil packs blew within 24 hours of going Stage 1. Dropped in the R8's and haven't had an issue since.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #18
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What actually fails on the stock coilpacks? Does anybody know what the failure mode is?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:40 PM   #19
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Probably the transistor. It's what acts as the switch between the ecu trigger signal, 12v, and the coil itself. It's attached to the engine, and heat doesn't go well with electronics
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:41 PM   #20
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Swapped to R8 coils and NGK BKR7EIX plugs about 15K miles ago with no issues while I was Stage 2.

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Old 03-26-2014, 05:48 PM   #21
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I noticed that Its mostly non-tuned warranty void fear mongers that hate on the r8s.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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40k miles on mine since going K04 and I have had 0 issues.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:56 PM   #23
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I noticed that Its mostly non-tuned warranty void fear mongers that hate on the r8s.

indeed, you may be right. But definitely looks like the numbers don't lie....


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40k miles on mine since going K04 and I have had 0 issues.
Yeah, I think I've had mine for about 15-20k miles with new sparkplugs put in at the same and no issues as well.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #24
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I am the "1" vote so far. They started out as a great product with my BKR7EIX plugs. I was first stage 2 with them and went K04. I had my K04 on the car and when I uninstalled the K04 and reflased back to stage 2 I had ridiculous amounts of misfires. Nothing changed other than a tune and turbo. I have been confused about that since then but I'm back on OEM coilpacks for now.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #25
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My car threw a code(not coil related) and had a couple of ruff starts even after pushing them down. I bought the R8 coil packs and have about 10k on them. No more ruff idle or starts. Actually considering how cold it was this winter the car was running great.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:18 AM   #26
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K04 with stock coils and they blew after 5k of k04 . Bought r8 coils no issues now
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:13 AM   #27
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Swapped in the R8s and the smaller gap laser platinum plugs from NGK shortly after K04 when I was getting misfires at higher revs. Cleared up misfires. Probably the plugs, can't tell since I did both together. No issues since.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:13 AM   #28
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15k on k04 and r8s with stock plugs. No issues at all.


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