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08-07-2007, 06:59 PM
i have some random misfire problem codes on 2 different cylinders and the car runs like ^&&$% when it s doing that.. so after some reading i decided to order some new coil packs. Does this mean that i only order those plastic looking pipe things that go over the sparkplugs or do they come with cabkles and do the cables need to be replaced too?


08-07-2007, 07:15 PM
here are the vag codes:

VAG-COM Version: Release 311.2-N

Control Module Part Number: 4B0 906 018 P
Component and/or Version: 1.8L R4/5VT G 0006
Software Coding: 07201
Work Shop Code: WSC 06325
5 Faults Found:
18014 - Rough Road/Engine Torque Signal from ABS: Electrical Malfunction
P1606 - 35-00 - -
16684 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0300 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
16687 - Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0303 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
16688 - Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected
P0304 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
16524 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor B1 S2: No Activity
P0140 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent

08-08-2007, 07:53 PM
bump,, anyone ?

08-08-2007, 08:28 PM
Move the coilpacks around and see if the misfires change with the movements. If they do its the coilpacks. If not, try new spark plugs. They're good to change as regular maintenance and could get rid of your problem. I've seen both BKR6E and BKR7Es being recommended. Gap them to about .028" and see if it fixes your problem. Should only cost like $10 at Advance Auto Parts or NAPA or whatever.

08-14-2007, 10:54 PM
k i will thx

08-15-2007, 11:38 AM
i had a very similar problem.
i believe the 'plastic things over the spark plugs' you are talking about are the rubber coil boots. you may want to look at those as they can start to crack and lose conductivity. this happened with mine and i had all sorts of misfires. i changed all four and it still ran like shit (but a lot better than before) so i tried a new coilpack on cyl 2 and it solved everything. so i went ahead and ordered 4 coilpacks and coil boots to make sure i wouldnt have this problem any more

08-16-2007, 04:10 PM
where can the coilpacks be found on the car?

08-16-2007, 04:55 PM
under the plastic engine cover

08-16-2007, 05:44 PM
sorry -- i have a 2.8, and I knew where they were on my 1.8t, i meant to ask if the 2.8 has them as an issue.
thanks though

08-16-2007, 06:00 PM
under the plastic engine cover

do all b5's have the brackets to keep the coilpacks on??? i seem to be missing mine... hmmmph.