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    Check your spark plugs

    I had a ignition coil go bad on cylinder 4. Pretty shitty considering I only have 51K.

    I checked the plugs during trouble shooting and the gaps were way out of spec ranging from .045 to .055. I'll post pic later tonight. I suggest check the gaps on your plugs on your next OC.

    The plugs were the Autolight xr5703 that I switched out when I first got the car 09/2015 so less than 50K on the plugs.
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    Aren't plugs scheduled at 45k miles to be replaced on T-GDI?

    I might be old school, but I do not trust spark plugs that have more than 30k miles... especially in this engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PLP View Post
    Aren't plugs scheduled at 45k miles to be replaced on T-GDI?

    I might be old school, but I do not trust spark plugs that have more than 30k miles... especially in this engine.

    I wasn't aware of the change intervals for the plugs. I pulled the OEM plugs and replaced with the Autolites the first couple of months I got the car. I'll check every other OC as these Autolites are pretty cheap with discounts at Advance Auto.
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