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Old 09-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #11
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which coil packs should i get?
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:20 PM   #12
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Why do you feel you need coil packs?
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Cause my car is a 1992 with original coil packs,, preventative maintenance i guess
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:32 PM   #14
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Car also idles low and stutters a little when first started up and at idle, not saying coil packs will fix this just replacing old parts before winter gets here
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Hmmm. Well, if you feel they are absolutely needed. I had a 94 Camaro with original coil packs on it and once I threw some new plugs and wires in it, it ran great. As far as my experience is coil packs either work or don't.
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I agree.. just thought i would replace em before they go to crap
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I would replace them WHEN they go to crap. You could get unlucky and get a set that fail in 6 months. Granted they'll be covered under warranty, but you'll still be inconvenienced. Just my opinion.
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The coils on the 95 Regal were still perfect at 217k miles. However, if you absolutely feel that you 100% need a new set of coil packs,. I have two complete sets that I would sell you for cheap so you would have plenty of spares, and with the correct spark labels on them as well (not like it matters).

Coils aren't a preventative maintenance thing. Transmission fluid changes, oil changes, and replacing of gaskets that are known to be problematic are preventative maintenance. Coils however often last 300k+ miles unless something wrong happens.

If you want me to send you a set of coils, I'd be more than happy to sell them to you for what I got them for at the junkyard, since I no longer need N/A 3800 coils.
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I just changed plugs. The AC Delco are EXPENSIVE @ $8.95 a piece but the parts guy said they'll last 100000 miles. With 195975 miles let'* see if the Bonneville will last that long.
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$8.95 EACH!?! why?
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