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Old 12-14-2018, 09:52 AM
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All this talk about junk in the trunk

"All this talk about junk in the trunk carrying a spare fuel pump in the back pocket " has left me pondering

My 2019 resolutions is to not put any more PM parts but I swear, my ju-ju is telling me I should at least keep a coil pack on hand. At 145K and I'm on original except for maybe 2.

What camp do you fall in for coils. I've treated these as fail or no fail.
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A bad coil won't leave you stranded. Anyway, I think the failure rate has been greatly exaggerated because of a bad batch a long time ago and maybe cheap knock-offs since then.
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Through almost 20 BMW's... Never carried spare coils. Or spare anything for that matter. I suppose carrying one couldn't hurt though as they don't take up a lot of room.
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I never really bothered carrying spare parts around with me normally. The E70 has a new water pump in the back since I bought it but that's because I haven't got it installed yet.

At the same time I don't get that far from home that much.
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"All this talk about junk in the trunk carrying a spare fuel pump in the back pocket " has left me pondering

My 2019 resolutions is to not put any more PM parts but I swear, my ju-ju is telling me I should at least keep a coil pack on hand. At 145K and I'm on original except for maybe 2.

What camp do you fall in for coils. I've treated these as fail or no fail.
I didn't have a coil failure until 203,000 miles. Said "screw it" and replaced all 6 figuring the other five might not be far behind. I never carry any spare parts.
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Clean trunk club here
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Only work tools in the trunk. And only my super basic kit at that. Otherwise clean trunk.
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Nothing additional in mine either.
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CAA membership makes for a clean trunk. So clean that I am about to also remove the spare tire (The dog is asking for more space)
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Just a set of jumper cables in the back of mine... For other stranded motorists...
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