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View Poll Results: POLE ON DEM PACKS.
Since purchasing them, Ive had zero failures. 286 95.33%
Ive had 1 or more failures confirmed as the coilpacks and nothing else. Please explain in post. 14 4.67%
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:26 PM   #183
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Yeah, I know my car hasn't been tuned for long, but the R8 coils was a mod the previous owner did, so maybe they are older than I think. When the Audi dealer opens tomorrow I am going to replace all 3 of the ones that I know aren't new, just in case. Then see what happens. Probably just older than I though, and if 2 have failed the other 2 are probably soon to come. Just glad I know how to diagnose this issue myself now, would be expensive if I had to pay for a tow because the car went straight into limp mode this time and was un drivable. Last time I had one fail on me it started by only breaking up under boost.
which cylinder? maybe the harness is bad/needs replacing?

also, are you certain that theyre R8 red tops and not just OEM packs that are red colored? i have seen those around for sale, just wanted to be sure....
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:13 AM   #184
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which cylinder? maybe the harness is bad/needs replacing?

also, are you certain that theyre R8 red tops and not just OEM packs that are red colored? i have seen those around for sale, just wanted to be sure....
#3, if that one goes again I will have to look into it, Ill give the harness a quick visual check tomorrow too just to look for anything that might be obious. And they are for sure R8 ones because when I went in to buy the replacement I ordered from the Audi dealership and they look identical and have matching part # etchings and stuff.

I came across OEM ones that are just red coloured as well, at a pick and pull, thought I had found an awesome find 6 coils for $40 but they are some strange knockoffs (here in Canada new R8 coils new are about $55 each). Worked out well that I had them though as it let me limp the car home from my breakdown with one miss matched coil when the parts stores where closed!
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:00 AM   #185
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yeah i keep an extra pair of red tops in a bag with my VCDS laptop for "just in case" purposes.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:59 PM   #186
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Put in my R8 coils about 20-25k miles ago. Car is bone stock as far as the engine goes. No failures/hesitation/misfires since they were installed. Still going strong.

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Old 04-24-2018, 03:28 PM   #187
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Whats the part number for these? I was looking at ECS and see various RED OEM coilpacks...

Suggestions on where to buy/ link me?

I also can't find the thread with the sparkplug info as well...
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:34 PM   #188
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Whats the part number for these? I was looking at ECS and see various RED OEM coilpacks...

Suggestions on where to buy/ link me?

I also can't find the thread with the sparkplug info as well...
https://www.hstuning.com/product_inf...oducts_id=3695
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:33 PM   #189
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Whats the part number for these? I was looking at ECS and see various RED OEM coilpacks...

Suggestions on where to buy/ link me?

I also can't find the thread with the sparkplug info as well...

https://www.europaparts.com/ignition...5115f-oem.html

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Also found these on the same site. I order from here because I can local pickup, not sure what the difference between OEM and GENUINE is.
https://www.europaparts.com/ignition...6e905115f.html
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:47 AM   #190
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I've run R8 coils for about 40K miles all while K04 and have had one coil failure on cylinder #3. A quick diagnostic check, a pair of zip ties, and backup OEM coil that I always carry in the car and I was back on the road in about 20 minutes. It failed at the absolute worst time but being prepared made the incident as good as it could have been.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:50 PM   #191
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I used to have to replace the oem coils every summer. I think the hot Texas summers does a number on them, probably premature ignition. I just logged into the ECS website to check when I bought my R8 coils...July 13th 2015. I drive it like methed out derelict on the weekends and haven't had a problem with a single one. I've changed plugs twice since I've had them.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:42 PM   #192
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Hey guys looking to upgrade coil packs on my 2011 mk6 gti. Have been searching and cant find the exact information Im looking for. 1) is there any conversion needed when putting upgraded coil packs in, or is it plug and play compatible from stock? And 2) do I look to get rs3, rs7 or r8 coil packs? Going to be putting in ngk platinum spark plugs in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #193
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1) it's plug and play.

2) r8 coil packs - part number 06E905115F . beware of knock-offs, i've heard of OEM GTI coilpacks being pants and solf as the real deal. the business end of the OEM ones are narrower than the R8's.

doublecheck your gaps on your plugs when you install. NGKs come pre-gapped but checking can't hurt anyone...
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1) it's plug and play.

2) r8 coil packs - part number 06E905115F . beware of knock-offs, i've heard of OEM GTI coilpacks being pants and solf as the real deal. the business end of the OEM ones are narrower than the R8's.

doublecheck your gaps on your plugs when you install. NGKs come pre-gapped but checking can't hurt anyone...


Ditto that. My buddy who does tune ups all day at a quick lube shop told me that more than half of the pre gapped plugs he gets in are way off.


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Old 08-20-2018, 08:48 AM   #195
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And just because you drive the car hard doesn't mean you won't eventually get carbon build up. You will.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:35 AM   #196
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APR stage 2 with 105,000 miles. Been running the R8 coilpacks with never a failure.
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