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E46 330i Coil Pack location. Where are they?

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E46 330i Coil Pack location. Where are they?

Postby Kieron » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:49:52 UTC

Hi

Could someone let me know where the coil packs are located on an E46 330i please. I think they are located at the end of the HT leads but have no idea.

My wifes 330i was delivered home after an Inspection 2 from a main dealer with the dealer telling me over the phone they discovered coil pack on cylinder 5 to be faulty. Now it was fine when it went in and had all 6 coil packs replaced September 2008 and whilst I appreciate these appear to be an achillies heel of the E46 it's one hell of a coincidence.

My belief is, assuming the coil packs are at the end of the HT leads, they may have accidentally damaged one when replacing the spark plugs. I understand the coil packs are fragile.

Is this a rational assumption or am I way off here? Either way pretty poor service to have your car dumped on your drive after a service to have it worse than when it went in.

Any help appreciated.

Incidentally dealer still has not returned my calls.

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Postby Grumps » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:57:22 UTC

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Postby Olli » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:58:15 UTC

Not really fragile as such. If you take off the rocker cover, you will see them.
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Postby slim_boy_fat » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:01:31 UTC

If all the coil parts were replaced in 09/2008 with genuine BMW parts, they're warrantied for 24 months...... :idea:
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Postby Kieron » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:04:05 UTC



Ok so seems fairly clear to me then in order to replace the spark plugs for an inspection 2 they would be working on or around the coil packs.

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No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
01 Ignition coil BOSCH 6 09/2002 12131703228 $85.84
01 Ignition coil BREMI 6 09/2002 12131748018 $85.84
02 Spark plug socket BREMI 6 09/2002 12139067831 $13.95
02 Spark plug socket BOSCH 6 09/2002 12131740477 $13.95
03 Hex Bolt with washer M6X25-Z1-ZNS 12 09/2002 07119900249 ENDED
03 Hex Bolt with washer M6X25-ZNNIV SI 12 09/2002 07119905400 $0.65
05 Spark plug, High Power BOSCH FGR7DQP 6 09/2002 12120141871 $21.32
05 Spark plug, High Power NGK BKR6EQUP 6 09/2002 12129071003 $21.32



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Postby m330d » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:05:44 UTC

If it was running ok before it went in it should have been fine.Maybe its an old code from the last time??
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Postby Kieron » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:07:40 UTC

m330d wrote:If it was running ok before it went in it should have been fine.Maybe its an old code from the last time??


Don't think so as the car was running absolutely fine but the dealer delivered it back with the engine check light on which wasn't on before. Good eh?!
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