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Old 03-31-2020, 01:56 PM   #1
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eBay ignition coils?

Need to replace my ignition coils on my m56 E46 , don’t want to pay for the oem cause my budget is low so have you guys ever had any experience with the eBay ones?


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Old 03-31-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:18 PM   #3
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$150 for 6 coils with a lifetime warranty isn't the worst deal. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...12138616153kt1 Do what you want but I'd be Leary of unbranded EBay coils.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:32 PM   #5
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I had terrible luck with new Bosch-branded coils purchased off eBay. They came from Bosch's aftermarket parts factory located in Slovenia. I had three of them fail within just a few weeks. I ended up going to the local pick-your-part place and buying a handful of factory-equipment coils. Haven't had a problem since. And I have tools and a spare coil or two in the trunk in case I need them.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:41 PM   #7
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RockAuto has the Bosch for $20 a pop. eBay coils WILL pop.

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Old 03-31-2020, 06:54 PM   #8
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I went with Delphi since they are OE and bought from fcpeuro for the lifetime warranty.
I usually only replace a coil when it fails instead of PM replacing all six.
If you're looking to save money, just buy a single replacement coil for the one that failed.
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FCP has Delphi for $25 each with LIFETIME warranty. If any fail you only pay for shipping and that's it
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Delphi used to be known as AC Delco. They know a thing or two about ignition coils...
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Hmmmm, I think the only coils that the M54/M56 engine came from the factory with were made by Bosch or Bremi. Delphi are aftermarket.
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Hmmmm, I think the only coils that the M54/M56 engine came from the factory with were made by Bosch or Bremi. Delphi are aftermarket.

Updated coils on realoem are Delphi for facelift models
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:23 PM   #13
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If you don't have $3k for repairs, not trying to be a jerk, but it might be time to rethink driving a 20 year old car.
Might be cheaper to lease a Corolla for $100/month.
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Hmmmm, I think the only coils that the M54/M56 engine came from the factory with were made by Bosch or Bremi. Delphi are aftermarket.
In the midst of my bad experience with Bosch coils, I read on an X5 board that BMW went to Delphi as their primary coil supplier somewhere north of 2005. It seems to me that the FCP Euro deal on Delphi coils, especially with the lifetime warranty, makes that one an easy choice.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:19 PM   #15
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Just suck up and buy the OE part, you don't want to mess with switching brands/going cheap on o2 sensors, injectors, coils, spark plugs, etc, anything that has anything to do with the engine performance directly. If you go cheap on the coil and it fails you'll probably end up paying more than just buying a good part in the first place. The original coils are pretty robust anyway to last probably the rest of the cars life
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Hmmmm, I think the only coils that the M54/M56 engine came from the factory with were made by Bosch or Bremi. Delphi are aftermarket.
yep i do believe you're correct.
Delphi i understand are the replacement used by bmw now. so one should not mix them.
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