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01'A41.8T
09-18-2005, 07:00 PM
Ok so I pop my hood to check my coolant levels etc. and see tha tthe coilpack on cylinder 1 is lifted out a little bit. Not enough to not spark and no CEL. So I figure the spark plug is loose, tighten it up and it still pops up. Whats the deal? Thanks for the help.

k0mpresd
09-18-2005, 07:17 PM
i think anyone that doesnt have the older bolt down coil packs has this issue sooner or later..i know a few ppl on vortex made metal L brackets to hold them down

01'A41.8T
09-18-2005, 07:20 PM
Great. Am I loosing any compression?

BoostTed
09-18-2005, 07:20 PM
try replacing the plugs and make sure u ge thte right ones. Mine did that and it ended up being the plugs I think.

k0mpresd
09-18-2005, 07:23 PM
no..youre not loosing any compression..just make sure your plugs are nice and tight...if it was because of a loose plug though you would most def get a few misfires because you would be losing compression then

01'A41.8T
09-18-2005, 07:25 PM
Thats the weird part, I just did. I just did K04 so I am using NGK Bkr7e's.

01'A41.8T
09-18-2005, 07:26 PM
Yeah, no CEL or misfire. Its just really weird. I checked the plug and its nice and tight but still does it.

k0mpresd
09-18-2005, 07:30 PM
might want to consider getting a few straight pieces of thin metal

bend them and drill some holes and bolt those suckers down and they most def wont be going anywhere then [up]

i am actually fortunate enough to have the hitachi coil packs that dont go bad all the time and they actually bolt down

BoostTed
09-18-2005, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by 01'A41.8T
Yeah, no CEL or misfire. Its just really weird. I checked the plug and its nice and tight but still does it.

swap that plug with a different plug and see if the issue follows the plug.

01'A41.8T
09-18-2005, 07:33 PM
I will give that a shot tomorrow.

Starting
09-18-2005, 07:36 PM
doesnt have to do with the plugs really. It happens on the cars where they aren't bolted down. I think it is because of the vibration.

01'A41.8T
09-21-2005, 03:14 PM
Ok, this is just great. I switched the plugs from cylinder 1 to 2 and vice versa and now the both do it! Ah. If I had a leak from a plug would I get a CEL? Are plugs only ment to go in once and come out once?

DarkkstaR
09-21-2005, 03:20 PM
No you should be able to use plugs more then once, it's a threaded hole...lol

01'A41.8T
09-21-2005, 03:27 PM
I was thinking maybe the washer was only good like once or twice. Like a crush washer is only good once.

nramsey
09-21-2005, 07:49 PM
No, I pull plugs to look at them no problem. Id say maybe the rubber cups/seals on the coil are worn or something. Mine fit very snuggly to the point where they are almost difficult to get out of the plug hole. Not sure what to say though except make sure the hole and the rubber is clean so it makes a good fit when you press them in.

needforspd
09-22-2005, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by BoostTed
try replacing the plugs and make sure u ge thte right ones. Mine did that and it ended up being the plugs I think.

uha, that was the issue .. after you sold it though [:p]

01'A41.8T
09-22-2005, 10:20 AM
The rubber on the coil pack where it meats the plug has like a white greese on it. Any ideas on what exactly that is and where to get some?

nramsey
09-22-2005, 05:45 PM
I don't think mine has any. I'd bet it's some dielectric grease though, and you can find that at any autoparts store. Might try running without it though...might stay in place without that lube.

Rosati
09-22-2005, 06:10 PM
L bracket.

I saw it on audiworld to hold them down

01'A41.8T
09-22-2005, 08:01 PM
what do you bolt the L to? The holes threaded in the head I assume.