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    Bloody coil packs lol

    Whilst driving on a private road today at 120ish the emissions light came on but was flashing like theres no tomorrow

    misfiring like mad and sounded like the exhaust had fallen off!

    managed to pull over, checked for leaks etc and nothing - although engine was shakin all over the place

    plugged in the trusty diag machine and thankfully it wasnt owt serious - well. 0300, 0301, 0302, 0303 & 0304 popped up together with the explanation

    after ringing a couple of local LET owners asking to borrow their I decided to clear the codes and all was returned to normal.

    Popped into dealers but sadly none in stock so local place is tryin to sort me one out as we speak

    Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen and more importantly was it a one off due to the speed or think it may be worth changing anyway

    done 70k and 01 engine so its possible its still the original unit

    I'll pop a new one in anyway, may put the original plugs back in too and leave it at that - keep the spare in the boot just in case.


    Just thought Id share my woes with you lol

    Had my first limp mode yesterday and now my first flashing emissions light...
    Could be a one off and never return - seeing as i never do speeds like that in normality but not really something u wanna be risking - seeing as a replacement is only gonna set me back about 80 notes

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    Now I know why i rarely trust local motor factors lol

    got a price on trade club yesterday of £80+vat, thought if they were in stock id pay the premium but they werent

    genuine bosch one on ebay for £70 but motor factor said hed get one today.

    so told him this morning to order it

    went in at lunchtime only to see the guy bring a square box out from under the counter

    wtf??? said he decided to order a "coil" based on the reg i gave him...

    Now I gave him my reg and also the donor car reg where the LET came from...also the engine reference etc...

    the one he presented was a feckin coil from an XEV!!!

    so back to square one

    gonna order a bosch one off ebay now hopefully be here early next week - in the mean time im gonna borrow my mates one as a spare just in case.

    bloody typical!

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    bloody dealer are shocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    Now I know why i rarely trust local motor factors lol

    got a price on trade club yesterday of £80+vat, thought if they were in stock id pay the premium but they werent

    genuine bosch one on ebay for £70 but motor factor said hed get one today.

    so told him this morning to order it

    went in at lunchtime only to see the guy bring a square box out from under the counter

    wtf??? said he decided to order a "coil" based on the reg i gave him...

    Now I gave him my reg and also the donor car reg where the LET came from...also the engine reference etc...

    the one he presented was a feckin coil from an XEV!!!

    so back to square one

    gonna order a bosch one off ebay now hopefully be here early next week - in the mean time im gonna borrow my mates one as a spare just in case.

    bloody typical!
    dont tell me it was felling bypass???
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    Na this wasn't at the dealers. This was my local motor factors

    I always order using the part number at vxl anyway so thats not a problem

    Anyway i.ve got my mates spare at the moment until mine arrives next week.

    Paul, i always use bristol street in the toon now and use trade club :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    Na this wasn't at the dealers. This was my local motor factors

    I always order using the part number at vxl anyway so thats not a problem

    Anyway i.ve got my mates spare at the moment until mine arrives next week.

    Paul, i always use bristol street in the toon now and use trade club :-)
    good to hear they take it marti,,, think ill be geting some stuff from there soon like bcs front and rear,, as my car doesnt seem to be boosting as well ,,, at high revs like it used to thinking at changing them and mabe the actuator,, see if that help's dont suppose you know what eles to look for or change to help it??? as it's just hada service,,, paul
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