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Hi All, looking for, hopefully confirmation of what I think (but I am a mechanical numpty).

The wife has a 2000 1.6 RXE auto, at 49,000 much loved and cuddled miles, and said it was running 'funny'. I took it out and when accelerating at minimal load (or throttle) onwards it misfires very badly and kangeroos - the kids love it though.

Having done the obvious in terms of loose wires, I read through the various discussions on this forum (how useful are you lot

Removed each wire on the coil and found that removing n0.3 (looking at the front of the car) made no difference to it's rough running. Checked and replaced the plug still the same.

Q1. Appreciating web diagnostics are difficult but does it sound like the coil to you ?.

Q2. We are selling the car in a couple of months (Sods law for something to go wrong, eh ?) and have seen coils from 40 each, 40 for 4 and 16 each (the latter being OE Sagem or Valeo.

What do I go for ?? The four for 40 financially adds up, but are they any good - any experience of these ? Link below.

All and any thought appreciated...need to get the wife and kids mobile asap
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Get the four for 40 - change them one at a time. If only one has gone or goes again well you at least a couple of spares
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Cheers for the quick response. Do you think it sounds like the coil (s) ?? Only want to spend the bare minimum because it's going in about a month.

Appreciate from reading that once one goes the others can follow, but isi it likely that my immediate problem is one failed coil or could it be more than one ??

Also really necessary and if I buy the 4 for 40 (link below are these any good ??)

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Mad noels always right, get the coils .

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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Hello everybody.

I have a clio mk2 1.6 16v, 2005. It has 37000km on it. I live in Mexico and the temperatures we get throughout the year are between 2C and 43C

The car began to feel juddery at about 10000km but it disappeared, only coming back when starting the engine and disappearing after a few seconds. I promptly informed the dealer, but they said it was "normal" and a test they ran on the car didn't show faulty components.

At about 34000km the juddery didn't disappear, and the dealer prompted me to replace all 4 coils , which I did. Not at the dealer's shop because it was a ripoff.

The car had sagem coils (which I still have around) and I got 4 sagem again. This was 6 months ago.

After 3000km of running on brand new coils it is doing it again, the emissions led does not light up, but there are moments where the engine feels juddery (mostly at idle) then the problem disappears. Even the gearbox stick moves when this juddery happens. The car never stalls.

By reading other threads in the site I believe the sagem coils are to blame.

I'm no mechanic but I'll try to understand or at least pass the information to someone who knows about mechanics.

- Other than Sagem, I can get Beru, Valeo, Denso or brembu (brembo?) coils , which is the best option?
- Is there a reason why coils fail other than poor quality?
- Is this a problem that will come back suddenly? I'm even afraid of driving outside the city now, I don't want to end up stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Thanks in advance.
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