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Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 15:25:24 -0400
From: 'nuther Bob <>
Subject: Re: Starting to shop

On Fri, 23 May 2003 14:09:55 +0000 (UTC), (Andrew Stephenson) wrote: >While visiting a local Audi dealer the other day, I mentioned to >the sales-droid that marque's recent misadventures with coils in >the DI system. He acknowledged the fact but then claimed it had >been fixed and the problem had been with the Bosch parts anyhow, >which also affected BMW. I wonder if Bosch make them for Saab? >-- >Andrew Stephenson AFAIK, the only thing they "fixed"is that the factory that makes replacement coils is now running 24/7. Last I heard (a few weeks ago) they were still trying to make enough to coils to catch up with the required replacements. Some folks were losing their cars for weeks due to a lack of supply. VW has the problem, I don't think BMW has it as severely. In any event, whatever they "fix" will probably just make them last the usual 65-80K miles that other cars go before one or more fails. Bob

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