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audiness
03-18-2007, 08:04 PM
My coil packs seem to have a mind of their own. My car aparently had the recall performed on it , these are the coil packs that were on it when I bought it . These aftermarket ones seem to not have any type of hold down clamp, and they push themselves up all the time. Has anyone else had this problem? I am thinking of designing some sort of clamp to hold them down, but maybe i shouldnt even be worried about it?

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/audiness/poppin.jpg

AudiRacerS4
03-18-2007, 08:21 PM
when I had my 01 it did the same thing but mine would fully come out at times. I made a brace that went over all 4 and held them down.

BranCKY3
03-18-2007, 08:22 PM
Tighten your plugs.

Ewok_Fetus
03-18-2007, 08:23 PM
Make sure all of your spark plugs are nice and torqued. If you get some pressure by the plugs it will boost those up on off the plug...

SFexBOY
03-18-2007, 08:44 PM
had this problem on a # of occasions.....even w/ my plugs torqued down to spec.

I ended up playing musical chairs w/ the plugs, and found a combination where they wouldn't pop up under load. Weird i know, but it worked. Make sure they're pushed firmly down too.

audiness
03-18-2007, 09:08 PM
thanks for the replies guys. I think im gonna fashion a brace of some type. I;ll post pics when im done[:)]

bOOOOstedAudi
03-19-2007, 12:30 AM
welcome to the life of an earlier b5

toasty002
03-19-2007, 07:15 AM
My brother's '03 used to do this all the time. We had two 1/2" metal strips fabbed up that each cover 2 ignition coils. They screwed into the holes already on the valve cover, just put some rubber on the underside of the metal.

Wholsea
03-19-2007, 02:22 PM
welcome to the life of an earlier b5

What are you talking about? The earlier B5s had the coilpacks that bolt to the valve cover.

I don't ever have to worry about my coilpacks poping off b/c they are bolted down...

SFexBOY
03-19-2007, 02:42 PM
What are you talking about? The earlier B5s had the coilpacks that bolt to the valve cover.

I don't ever have to worry about my coilpacks poping off b/c they are bolted down...

i think he means an earlier generation Audi, aka B5.

bitterchild
03-19-2007, 02:48 PM
i think he means an earlier generation Audi, aka B5.


welcome to the life of an earlier b5

1.8t's w/ seperate ignitors have the b5 s4 coilpacks (beru) which bolt down (98-99.5). The newer coilpacks (00+) do not have bolts and rely on friction from the rubber washer to stay put. If you install them correctly there is a little bit of vacuum keeping them on as well.