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    Question A question about coil packs (replacing)

    I've had a dodgy intermittently misfiring Astra for about a month now. I took it into the garage to get it diagnosed and I was told that they picked up a fault code relating to the coil pack and that this would probably need changing, but that they would clear the fault and see what happened.

    Needless to say within a week, the engine management light was back on and the problem was back again.

    The garage told me it would be £150 (ish) just for the part.... I was pretty dubious about this having had some limited experience of regularly changing coils on a duff Renault Megane....

    Anyway, long story short, I did some research and came across two parts on Eurocar parts...

    1. http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Va...0efc27dab&IGCO

    2. http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Va...0efc27dab&IGCO

    Question is, Does anyone know if either of these will be any good, and, what, if any, would be the benefit of going with the more expensive part?!

    Or, can anyone advise of a better place/part to be getting?

    Also, should I be changing the sparkys at the same time?!

    many thanks in advance!

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    Don't know which coil you need, but £150 is far too much. just get the part yourself (a genuine Vauxhall one) and fit it yourself.

    here's a couple of places to look.

    http://www.vauxhallworldparts.com/
    http://www.autovaux.co.uk/

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    Thank you - thats massively helpful

    What about the spark plugs - should I be changing them at the same time?

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    May as well do, only a few quid each.

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