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- By: Evan Madore
Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit - Symptoms And Product Review
Your ignition coils are what provides voltage to your spark plugs to trigger combustion within your engine. When your ignition coils fail, the symptoms can range from minor annoyances to major headaches. Instead of being stranded on the way home from work or during a road trip, you can use our kit to replace your ignition coils and plugs preemptively.
Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit Replacement Symptoms
Due to the location of the ignition coils on the Porsche 996, they tend to fail from being heat soaked. The ignition coils are placed incredibly close to the exhaust, and although they are protected by a heat shield, they still experience heat soak. After thousands of heat cycles, they fail from what would be considered normal use. Some of the major symptoms of failing ignition coils are:
- General loss of performance
- Rough idle
- Poor fuel economy
- Misfire with check engine light
- Check engine (MIL) codes:
Porsche 996 911's don't necessarily have a standard service interval for the ignition coils, however, it is recommended that you replace them about every 30,000 miles.
Replacement of your ignition coils and spark plugs is straightforward. You should expect it to take you under two hours to replace them all.
Porsche Models Applicable
This Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit fits other Porsche models, including:
- 2002-2008 Porsche 911 Carrera
- 2005-2008 Porsche Boxster
- 2006-2008 Porsche Cayman
Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram
- We don't have a diagram available at this time, but it is in the pipeline.
Parts Included with Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
Additional Parts Required with Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
- Everything you need to replace your ignition coils are already included in our kit.
Special Tools Required with Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
- You don't need any special tools to replace your Porsche 996 ignition coils.
Additional Parts Recommended with Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
If you find oil on your ignition coil assemblies on your 1999-2001 model year vehicles, you will want to replace the spark plug tubes while you're in there.
Aftermarket Upgrades or Genuine Option for Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
- We don't recommend any other options for your Porsche 996 ignition coils.
It's a good thing that our ignition coil kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as they will fail again at some point down the road. Drive your car for another 30,000 miles or however long they make it, and replace them again after using our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Eric Hirschberg, our Porsche Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore