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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:35 pm 
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Anyone know of, or had any experience with aftermarket coil packs.
I'm looking for something to replace the ford coil packs on my EF, Something from MSD that would provide a much stronger spark would be ideal..

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:54 pm 
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I understand the AU packs are better than EF ones, I have them, fitted straight in.
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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:19 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
I understand the AU packs are better than EF ones, I have them, fitted straight in.


Any idea on cost?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:00 am 
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What makes the AU pack better than the EF packs?


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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:10 am 
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AU coil packs use different leads, and the plug to connect them up is different.
change the plug and get new leads and you're set :P

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:58 am 
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Ok, but why are they better?? have they got twice the spark output??
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:10 am 
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bowsaw wrote:
I understand the AU packs are better than EF ones, I have them, fitted straight in.
Maybe early AU but at least series 3 requires the LT plug to be changed. I am not sure that the output is any different but the construction or materials may have changed from EF to overcome the high failure on early EF's. Has anyone tried the newer "coil on plug" coils?
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:47 am 
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may have changed from EF to overcome the high failure on early EF's.


How many have had to replace there coil pack due to failure??
Does this mean that latter EF's don't have a problem meaning they are different coil pack?
This all seems to be an urban myth to me.
I was at the understanding Ford went back to the Dizzy on the EL to save
money for the AU project.
I don't thinck Ford would have dropped the coil pack (going backward)
because of "problems"
If they did have issues I am sure Bosch engineers would have been right onto it.

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:13 pm 
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may have changed from EF to overcome the high failure on early EF's.


How many have had to replace there coil pack due to failure??
Does this mean that latter EF's don't have a problem meaning they are different coil pack?
This all seems to be an urban myth to me.
I was at the understanding Ford went back to the Dizzy on the EL to save
money for the AU project.
I don't thinck Ford would have dropped the coil pack (going backward)
because of "problems"
If they did have issues I am sure Bosch engineers would have been right onto it.

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There must have been a good reason to do it other than costs, the ECU and wiring looms and the ECU program all needed to be changed or redeveloped to go from Coil pack back to Dissy.
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:29 pm 
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I think there was a problem with the actual ECU that caused ford to return to the dizzy on EL's, something about a miss that EF's experienced. I'm on to my third set of coil packs now. Not that that’s the reason I want to change them. Its just that I'm running a Wolf3d and have turbo'ed my car so I want the best(strongest) possible spark I can get.

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:47 pm 
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my coil packs never been changed, around 220,000km's.
mines an early series II EF though.
i have however experienced a miss at idle a few times, who know why, but meh.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:16 pm 
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my coil packs never been changed, around 220,000km's.
mines an early series II EF though.
i have however experienced a miss at idle a few times, who know why, but meh.


I too have a miss at idle every now and then could the coil pack be the problem?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:20 pm 
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twason wrote:
bowsaw wrote:
I understand the AU packs are better than EF ones, I have them, fitted straight in.
Maybe early AU but at least series 3 requires the LT plug to be changed. I am not sure that the output is any different but the construction or materials may have changed from EF to overcome the high failure on early EF's. Has anyone tried the newer "coil on plug" coils?
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OK call me stupid but what is the LT plug and why do you have to change it if putting the AU coil pack into the EF?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:33 pm 
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LMAO ^^^ Your Stupid!



Sorry but you told me to do it.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:34 pm 
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