Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
- Dec 11, 2001
- outside St Louis, MO
- There are just too many to list....
I have never once seen an EA113 ignition coil stick to the valve cover so bad it required the coil to be broken apart into pieces for removal. And I have R&R'd probably tens of thousands of coils from those cars. Both for failures as well as routine spark plug replacements. And the same goes for all that style coild in all the V6 and V8 VAG engines. They are a completely different coil than these new ones.the EA113's has the same ignition coil problems, that precedes the ea888 ignition coil problems.
The original, old style, original coil-on-plug setup that used the bolt in coils rarely ever had an issue. Not really sure what went wrong with something so seemingly simple as coil on plug ignition, but clearly VAG lost this ability.
Of course, this sort of thing is hardly limited to VAG. There are examples from Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, GM, Ford, and whatever version of ChryCo is currently in operation, that I could spout off. Much of it is regulatory burdens coupled with consumer expectation and cost control.