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    9N3 Faulty igniter sticks ( or whatever they're really called )

    Dear All
    My trusty steed let me down again yesterday...lack of acceleration...bad idling and then the engine management warning light came on.
    Fortunately I was only a mile or so from home so limped home,whipped the diagnostic out and plugged it in...code 16804 , after a quick look up , cylinder 2 misfire , so into the shed and found a spare igniter stick ( I've had three of these go in the last 18 months , so bought four from Fleabay ).
    Within half an hour , back on the road...Happy Bunny.

    Picture of the faulty stick , with HT tracking mark ( note 2 piece case? )

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    Picture of the replacements ( 1 piece case ) are these better?

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    John
    2005 Polo 9N3 1.4S 16v, Petrol, BKY engine, GRZ gearbox, 5 Speed

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    A problem almost as old as me... Revised multiple times, coil pack or pencil coil or coil on plug....
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    I have a feeling mine are all factory original, 140k miles and 16 years old. Part number 036905100D. I carry a spare though.
    My car: 2003 Polo 1.4 BBY, Petrol
    Good Lady's: 2005 Mk1 Skoda Fabia 1.2, AZQ

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    I've been thinking of carrying a spare for my Golf...
    2005 Golf 1.6 FSI, BLP

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    I've got one left to change, maybe I should put a spare in the boot...

    John
    2005 Polo 9N3 1.4S 16v, Petrol, BKY engine, GRZ gearbox, 5 Speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by John.P.Clegg View Post
    I've got one left to change, maybe I should put a spare in the boot...

    John
    The only reason I've been reluctant to carry one so far is that the last time one of them went, the ECU seemed to deal with it fine i.e. the affected cylinder was shutdown so I was able to drive it for a day before able to change it. It did run slightly rough but not enough to cause problems.
    2005 Golf 1.6 FSI, BLP

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    You should try losing one on a 3-pot engine like our Fabia.
    Meatloaf's song "Two out of three ain't bad" definitely doesn't apply.
    My car: 2003 Polo 1.4 BBY, Petrol
    Good Lady's: 2005 Mk1 Skoda Fabia 1.2, AZQ

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