no... not the problem. Remember, I swapped coilpacks 1 and 2, problem REMAINED in cylinder #1... the problem is NOT a defective coilpack in ANY WAY.
I have the answer....
Its the lowest sleeve portion of the coil packs is faulty it can be replaced for cheap at the VW parts counter, I have had the exact problem and performed the exact steps of resolution to no avail till my local tech let me in on the secret, not one misfire since...if you need the part numbers and the fix from tech who fixed it call the number at http://www.aprhouston.com
and ask for Mike Staley, he will have you fixed quick I promise.....
The problem, I PROMISE, is not the sleeve of the coil pack, but is the ignition control module...
now... back to JayBeeSki:
said ECM ... Emissions Control Module $350.
Electro Man said
No..."Engine Control Module".... which controls emissions components and drives the check engine light.
AFAIK, the MIL is driven by the ECU --- so ECU = ECM.
I cannot see the ECM/ECU only costing $350.
my theory on this point of confusion --- JayBeeSki was told "Ignition Control Module" and thought that 'they' had said "Emission Control Module"
The coil pack driver component, whatever the proper name (Ignition Control Module gets my vote), is going to cost me $250 --- and that's a hook-up price (it's not for me, it's for my parents, so the supplier probabally upped the price a little bit from what he would sell to me for)...
I could easily see this costing $350 retail.
Does that clear up any confusion or just add to it?
[Modified by MattWebb, 1:40 PM 4-3-2002]