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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:08   #1
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Default Skoda Octavia vRS : Misfire detected in cylinder 2 & 3

Hello all,
I hope everyone is safe and doing well.
I own a MK1 Vrs, which I acquired a few monthís back.
The car seems to be in a good shape in terms of body and engine.
A few days back the engine malfunction light popped up and when I got it scanned, it said ď Misfire detected in cylinder 2 and 3 ď
So I assume the its the ignition coils and/or the sparkplugs.
Since these parts are expensive, I wanted help as to which type of parts should I go for.
Someone suggested me to go for the Red top. ( Audi R8 ) coil pack. Iím not sure about those and whether theyíre really worth it!?
Also, looking at the age of the car ( 15 years old) what all parts need to changed apart from timing belt and water pump.
Is it necessary to change the MAF, Lambda sensor?
Please share your valuable suggestions as to which parts should be changed. The car has done 78k on the odometer.
Also if any leads regarding where to source genuine spares would be great as the A.S.S takes weeks or even months to get a part.
Thank you in Advance
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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:50   #2
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It is the coil packs, never leave home without a spare. If you need want to know all about the vRS

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https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techn...light=Achilles (Octy vRS Achilles Heels)

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https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ighlight=Beast (Beauty of the Beast Skoda Octavia RS - 57000 km review)

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Hello all,

A few days back the engine malfunction light popped up and when I got it scanned, it said “ Misfire detected in cylinder 2 and 3 “
So I assume the its the ignition coils and/or the sparkplugs.

Also, looking at the age of the car ( 15 years old) what all parts need to changed apart from timing belt and water pump.
Is it necessary to change the MAF, Lambda sensor?
Please share your valuable suggestions as to which parts should be changed. The car has done 78k on the odometer.
Also if any leads regarding where to source genuine spares would be great as the A.S.S takes weeks or even months to get a part.
Thank you in Advance
Stay Home Stay Safe

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Thank you so much! Shall look into it
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So I assume the its the ignition coils and/or the sparkplugs.
Since these parts are expensive, I wanted help as to which type of parts should I go for.
Never assume, always diagnose and measure before starting to buy and swap (expensive) parts.

I would swap both with one of the other coils first. Check again and if the error moves accordingly to the new position you know pretty sure it is the respective coil! Easy and quickly done! Same with the plugs. Move all bits one by one to get a feel for which part is actually broken.

As you take out the sparks of course, check them visually for any obvious problems first. See if it is wet/oily/sooted.

There isnít much you can see or check on the coils other than to swap them around and see if the error code moves with them.

Good luck.
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Never assume, always diagnose and measure before starting to buy and swap (expensive) parts.

I would swap both with one of the other coils first. Check again and if the error moves accordingly to the new position you know pretty sure it is the respective coil! Easy and quickly done! Same with the plugs. Move all bits one by one to get a feel for which part is actually broken.

As you take out the sparks of course, check them visually for any obvious problems first. See if it is wet/oily/sooted.

There isnít much you can see or check on the coils other than to swap them around and see if the error code moves with them.

Good luck.
Hey, I shall try this approach, definitely makes sense.
Thank you so much
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