Based on my experience with the Mazda, I have to believe the COPs have a finite life, and when one starts to go the rest aren't far behind.
Dan > On Jun 17, 2015, at 7:32 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <email@example.com> > wrote: > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> Last night’s coil was number five of six that have been replaced. I already >> ordered number six and I’m picking it up on the way home from work tonight. >> I would rather spend the $47 for another coil than worry about it crapping >> out on them a couple weeks from now. At least then I know they’ve all been >> replaced at this point, as each one is a ticking time bomb. For under $100 >> I’ll be able to live with myself when they drive the car away. > > Now there's a use for an Advance Auto Parts $40 off on $100 coupon. > > With my S420, it had a bad #8 coil. I bought it an ordered a $50 Beck-Arnley, > because it came with the boot and was cheaper than Bosch. Got an unmarked > Chinese coil, but it worked. Car started misfiring within five miles on the > way home. Computer said #4 coil. Swapped #4 with #3, computer said #3 coil. > At that point, the car had 4 Bosch/Mercedes coils in it and four no-names. > All 4 of the starmarked coils were made the 14th week of 1997. I bought a > couple of Diften coils with boots from two different Amazon sellers. They > were less than $30 each, I'd install whichever one got here first and I'd > have a spare. So far, the Beck Arnley and the Diften are working fine. They > look just like the other replacement coils on the car. I wonder if all the > coils without brand markings on them come from the same place, and I wonder > if it's URO. I'm pretty confident none of them came from the local MBZ dealer. > > Sure, I believe the seller, the car was dealer serviced and the seller had a > stack of dealer receipts before his wife threw them out.</sarcasm> > A car practically resting on the bump stops, with both front springs broken > in at least two places each. A car with three noname coils, 7 Champion and 1 > Autolite spark plug in it. At least I can be glad it had four factory wipers > on it, but the passenger side windshield wiper had to be over five years old. > > Mitch. > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com