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COIL PACK

Postby derekb » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:38 pm

Has anyone bought these, Can't see any customer reviews on these. My mx5 mk2 is mis-firing spasmodically, on 1 and 4 then picks up again after a while, do I replace the whole lot, or what is the alternative.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-MX5-MX- ... 2324d6be5e
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby drumtochty » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:57 pm

At that price replace the whole thing.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby derekb » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:00 pm

drumtochty wrote:At that price replace the whole thing.

but are they any good.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby IanH » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:32 pm

eBay, at your own risk...

Note the comments say that it must be fitted by a qualified mechanic for warranty to be valid, letterhead to be provided as proof in the event of a claim.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby sclements » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:44 pm

I have a genuine Mazda set on the engine removed from a 2002 1.6 which had destroyed its top end due to lack of oil.

If you let me know the part no on yours I'll check the ones I have.

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Re: COIL PACK

Postby derekb » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:34 pm

sclements wrote:I have a genuine Mazda set on the engine removed from a 2002 1.6 which had destroyed its top end due to lack of oil.

If you let me know the part no on yours I'll check the ones I have.

Scott

Will check it out in the morning.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby drumtochty » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:23 pm

The 1.6 Mk2 is different from the 1.8 Mk2 re coil packs.

On the 1.8 there is a connector on each coil that is connected to the low tension side then to the ECU. on the 1.6 the two packs are connected together on the low tension side and a cable goes from this one connector to the ECU.

I have never had a 1,6 coil pack in my hand so cannot say if each of the coils has the same connectors as the 1.8 or if they are hard wired to the common connector.

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Re: COIL PACK

Postby derekb » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:44 am

sclements wrote:I have a genuine Mazda set on the engine removed from a 2002 1.6 which had destroyed its top end due to lack of oil.

If you let me know the part no on yours I'll check the ones I have.

Scott

Just realised I don't have any tools over here in Perth I am on Holiday. I googled the part and came up with this......
Coil Pack Mazda MX5 MK2 1.6i 1998 - 2005 B61P1810XC B61P1810XD
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby sclements » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:42 am

PM sent
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby drumtochty » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:55 pm

Purchase one 12mm combination spanner as it is held on by three 12mm bolts on the 1.8. The one in the middle at the bottom of the frame is a pig to get at.

You also need I think a small plain screwdriver to get the low tension connector apart.

A 1/4" racthet and a 12mm socket can be handy but you may well loose the socket!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: COIL PACK

Postby OldSpice » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:46 am

Before you spend anything, you might want to try taking the pack out, wrapping light emery paper around a wooden spoon or similar, and getting the tubular contacts in each plug-hole shiny. They can become cruddy & pitted and lead to poor connectivity. In addition, it's worth opening up the plug lead contacts a wee bit, emery these too,, making sure there is no dust anywhere ( hairdrier is good) and reassembling the lot. Some after-market plug leads like Magnecor are not the surest fit..indeed some work loose so worth checking these cheap fixes first. If Im honest, 16 collective years of running a Mk2.5 & a Mk1 together taught me OEM is best.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby derekb » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:47 pm

OldSpice wrote:Before you spend anything, you might want to try taking the pack out, wrapping light emery paper around a wooden spoon or similar, and getting the tubular contacts in each plug-hole shiny. They can become cruddy & pitted and lead to poor connectivity. In addition, it's worth opening up the plug lead contacts a wee bit, emery these too,, making sure there is no dust anywhere ( hairdrier is good) and reassembling the lot. Some after-market plug leads like Magnecor are not the surest fit..indeed some work loose so worth checking these cheap fixes first. If Im honest, 16 collective years of running a Mk2.5 & a Mk1 together taught me OEM is best.

The mechanic (parts fitter) said you need a new coil pack, mmm, so, many hours perusing ads for coil packs, started thinking this is not what we did in the old days. (had new cars for so many years, got out of the habit of DIY) I came to the conclusion the same as you advise, so when I get back over to Perth, I will be doing just that.
Can I say as a new mx5 owner that joining this forum was a good move, a well co-ordinated forum, helpful members. many thanks Derek.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby OldSpice » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:17 pm

You are so right. We "got out n got under".
Not saying my suggestions will work for you as they have for me in the past Derek but what's to lose eh? :wink:
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby drumtochty » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:33 pm

The after that replace the coil packs.

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Re: COIL PACK

Postby mgrays » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:33 pm

drumtochty wrote:The after that replace the coil packs.

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I would do leads first.. or at least swap them or at very least carefully clean with petrol and then check each one is firm (you can open up the coil pack end with screwdrivers but probably not at the plug end). Leads used not to last; often only 2-3 years for the cheap ones .. mind I have been on Magnecores 8.5mm reds for 10 years but I do look after them.
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Re: COIL PACK

Postby tribit » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:20 pm

Hello, i am looking for the same coil pack called: Coil Pack Mk2 & Mk2.5 1.6 b61p1810xc . but they are very expensive, maybe someone has one unneeded and can sell it to me cheaply?
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