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silver 2.8 v30
03-02-2006, 11:34 PM
I did a search on coilpacks cause one of mine is bad and I read that the new coilpacks from the 2001 1.8t can be used in the 98 aeb motor, it just won't bolt down. Just wanted to confirm this since the aeb coilpacks are $80 each at ecstuning and the new ones, the L series I believe are 80 for all 4. Is this true? Cause that would save me alot of money. Also, where can I get a new evap purge valve for cheap? Cause mine went bad. Thanks.

03-03-2006, 06:02 AM
Call Scott at PAP-Parts he'll be able to sell you parts HELLA cheap or tell you where you can get them.

But yeah, the cheaper coilpacks should work in your AEB motor. Not sure that I've heard too many cases of the "bolt-on" type coil packs failing that much...

03-03-2006, 06:44 AM
My 2001 coilpacks don't bolt down I don't think. I've seen some that do bolt down, but mine just pull right out.

03-03-2006, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by BarryT82
My 2001 coilpacks don't bolt down I don't think. I've seen some that do bolt down, but mine just pull right out.

Yeah, audi went el-cheapo after the 99 production year (I believe it was 99 or 99.5) when they went to the non-bolt down type, the first revision were also prone to failure.

The bolt-down beru coils were good parts. Its the cheap bremi coils that were junk.

03-03-2006, 08:16 AM
I have a MY2000 and my coilpacks bolt down...

03-03-2006, 10:43 AM
Mabye it was 2000 hell I don't remember, at some point they went to the pressure fit coils that were made very VERY cheaply.

The element inside the shaft of the coil would actually melt and cause it to fail...

03-03-2006, 10:56 AM
haha, not being bolt down made it so much easier to change them when they fail. Beleive me having owned a 2001.5 car they failed a lot and it sucks changing them on the side of the road. Good thing I always had a replacement set of 4 in the trunk.

silver 2.8 v30
03-03-2006, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the replys. Wholsea, so you think scott at pap-parts will be able to get me an evap purge valve for cheap? or is there a way to take it apart and cleaning it, maybe saving me the cash to buy one. I don't know for sure that my coilpack went, it may be the icm since I have a 98 and I've heard that many icms blow in that year. I keep getting multiple missfires on cylinder 2, so I thought if I'd change the icm, I may as well get new coilpacks as well since the car has 110k on it and the coils were never changed, but I will just go the el cheapo way and get the non bolt down ones from ecstuning. Anyone know if the Revision L will work on my 98 or are those for the newer b6s? Cause revision E says it's for b5s untill 2001.5 Thanks.

03-03-2006, 07:29 PM
If he can't get you the parts, he'll tell you where you can get them.

Scott is hella cool.

03-03-2006, 07:59 PM
evap purge
arizona autohaus (http://autohausaz.com/search/productx.aspx?sid=c2je0m45umdt2q55g00vpm55&makeid=800002@AUDI&modelid=1352461@A4&year=1999&cid=22@Fuel%20&%20Air%20System&gid=6116@Cutoff/Purge%20(Overrun)%20Valve)

you can also take it apart and clean it up. someone's done this before. there's corroded gunk in there that you can clean out and it should work again

personally i hate the non-bolt down coilpacks.....