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My ignition coil was replaced and seems that the new one has gone kaput within a few months.

Is this a common issue?

Are there specific brands you guys would recommend? I assume Bosch would be a good way to go, but $80 compared to $30 for an aftermarket (with lifetime warranty) is a bit steep.

Is it worth it spend more and get higher quality? What is the best value?

Thanks. :)
 

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Which engine; are we talking about? As a rule; it always recommended to get oem brands or genuine vw coils. As you have just learned; aftermarket and lower quality coils; do not last and end up costing you more money in the long run.
 

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Which engine; are we talking about? As a rule; it always recommended to get oem brands or genuine vw coils. As you have just learned; aftermarket and lower quality coils; do not last and end up costing you more money in the long run.
Reason I got a cheap one in the first place is because we didn't know if it was the cause of the issue (which I actually don't think it was, but don't have the original that came out of the car anymore)

My engine is a 2.0. :)
 

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http://www.obd-codes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6518

Based upon the above link; you might go through this testing process and see what the results are: (cracked coil packs, being a common problem):

VWVortex.com - DIY/Troubleshooting - Coil pack on 2.0 AZG, AVH, BEV, or BBW

Service manual info: ignition coil and testing:

Volkswagen Workshop Manuals > Beetle L4-2.0L (AEG) (2000) > Powertrain Management > Ignition System > Ignition Coil > Component Information > Specifications > Electrical Specifications

For replacement parts; be sure to get oem quality; aftermarket low quality stuff you can get at most auto parts stores, will not last and cause drivability problems. plugs are ngk or bosch (look up the correct ones; some 2.0L's require 4 ground electrode plugs), wires bremi, bosch, etc. and the ignition coil itself eldor, bremi, genuine vw, etc.

For correct part numbers; you can look them up here (input your vin #): Shop Volkswagen Parts and Accessories

For Bosch: https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/auto

For NGK: https://www.ngksparkplugs.com/
 
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