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Leaking Ignition Coil

Post by jtcap on Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:54 pm

Has anyone ever experienced a leaking ignition coil? After driving for a few days, I was poking around in the engine compartment and found some liquid around the left side of my engine. The liquid is clear like water, but slightly slippery, but not slippery enough to be oil. It didn't have any gasoline or any other smell to it.

As I was staring into the engine, I saw a large drip come from the coil. I removed the coil for a closer look. Holding it a little tilted to the side, there was a small buildup of fluid starting to form on it. When I shook it, it sounded like it was full of liquid.

So is this normal? Or is this a defective coil? I bought this coil 2-3 months ago at Autozone.

Thanks for your help,
John
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Re: Leaking Ignition Coil

Post by type4revolution on Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:34 pm

Bad coil/ half of al coils are liquid filled. That's why its very important where and how you mount your coil for proper cooling. I have seen after market ones explode in the back of people s cars. Personally I would never buy Vw parts from those said stores. Oh yea coils should not leak
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Re: Leaking Ignition Coil

Post by Gabass on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:08 pm

Spend the money on a good coil, they are resin filled. The cheap ones are oil filled, you don't want that.
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Re: Leaking Ignition Coil

Post by Jon65 on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:32 pm

Yep, had this happen to me once. I was going to leave from my house to go to a friend's cookout one day only to realize that my coil had gotten so hot from the previous drive that it had caused a huge crack in the top and leaked all of the fluid over my engine. (And yes, it was an oil filled coil mounted sideways Laughing )


As mentioned before, you can get an epoxy filled coil that will allow you to mount it in any desired position.

Ex: http://www.jbugs.com/product/00012.html?Category_Code=vw-ignition-coils

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