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Is a coil pack fixed with epoxy flammable?

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[gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix "XxxxxXxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx" <mxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.ca> Tue, 9 Mar 2004 12:01:28 -0500
Re: [gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix <dubbertec@extremeinc> Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:39:41 -0500 (EST)
Re: [gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix Mike Fritz <fritter70@yahoo> Tue, 9 Mar 2004 17:03:14 -0800 (PST)



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From: "XxxxxXxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx" <mxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.ca>
To: <list@gti-vr6>
Subject: [gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 12:01:28 -0500
 
Good morning ladies and gentlemen,



            Driving on rainy days and through winter slush are causing
			serious misfiring and stalling problems with my 1999.5 MK4 GTI VR6.  I found
			the much recommended coil pack epoxy fix posted on this list and decided to
			give it a shot.  As instructed on the fix, I put the coil pack through the
			rain simulator test to check for arcing and I was able to reproduce the
			misfiring and see the actual arcing of the electrical current.



			To make a long story short I followed the instructions and my coil pack is
			now drying.





			On inspection of the coil pack, where we connect the ignition wires they are
			four small-circled indentations in the coil pack. Within these circled
			indentations, they seemed to be filled by half moons, one of metal the other
			of plastic.  Anyway, the metal part looks a little rusted and chipped.  It
			appears like the constant shorting of the coil pack has actually eating
			through the metal parts and created actual holes within these small
			depressions.



			My question is after covering the entire coil pack with the epoxy, these
			holes are now sealed.  But what if the shorting continues, will the
			electrical current set fire to the plastic epoxy?





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From: <dubbertec@extremeinc>
To: <list@gti-vr6>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:39:41 -0500 (EST)
 
I did the epoxy fix on my coilpack ... and to answer simply ... no there
won't be anymore arcing... the epoxy becomes a plastic insulator. I've not
had one problem with my coilpack since I did the fix.



From
From: Mike Fritz <fritter70@yahoo>
To: list@gti-vr6
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Coil pack epoxy fix
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 17:03:14 -0800 (PST)
 
Ditto....I used JB Weld on my original coilpack when
it started arcing a year ago, and no problems
since....

Mike
98 GTIVR6 




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