well, now I'm pissed.
I went to the store and bought a multimeter and a new coil.
First of all, none of my coils are cracked. 2nd, they all tested perfectly fine using the guidelines set by techinfo. They all tested out at about 5-6 ohm at the secondaries(spark plug wire side). I don't have any wires to test the primaries, but since the secondaries are fine, I figured that was enough.
So basically, the mechanic lied to me, and charged me 70 dollars to test a piece where the results of the test are so inaccurate as to be rendered meaningless.
I'm going to PM the guy you said about getting an ICM.
Also..ugh I noticed the engine is going through coolant. I don't know if it'* burning it(though there doesn't seem to be any indication of this) but could this be a related problem? I think it'* just a leak somewhere, but I don't know how to find it...
Also, think I have a shot at getting my money from the mechanic, that'* a pretty shitty thing of him to do!
Oh yeah, lastly. Would it be ok for my gf to drive her car to and from work in this condition? It'* about 5 miles each way.