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Big Will

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Hi all,

Just wanted to see if anyone else has had less than positive experiences with Bremi ignition coils recently?

 

My touring had what were probably the original ignition coils (marked with the BMW symbol and "Beru Germany" on them) and after having a few slight misfires here and there at hard acceleration I decided it would be prudent to replace them before a long trip along with a new set of NGK plugs. In retrospect, I probably should have just replaced the boots but I found a good price on a set of Bremi coils, confirmed they were not counterfeit and installed them. Already had one die on me within the first 5,000 kilometers!

 

Just replaced that one with an NGK. I keep a couple of the original Beru ones in the car just in case.

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My coils must've been replaced back in 1998 or thereabouts, as the car is 1992, but mine were all dated 1998 with BMW and BREMI stamped on them - no issues whatsoever, but that's BREMI from 1998. I replaced mine with BERU last year just for preventative maintenance, while I was doing a service.

 

I would've thought the quality of BREMI parts should still be good today, as they are an OEM supplier? Even with decent manufacturers, you can still get faulty parts as it can happen to any company, but how do you know they weren't counterfeit? Did you get them from a good source?

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I think that this is one of those cases where the Bremi parts that get the BMW stamp are made to a higher quality control standard than the parts that get sold through their aftermarket. Sometimes this isn't the case - for example when you buy bushings from Lemfoerder that clearly have the BMW logo ground off so you know they aren't making them to different standards.

 

I was willing to take a risk because the cost of either the BMW stamped coils or the Bosch ones is exorbitantly high and it's easy enough to carry an extra coil pack in the trunk.

I'm pretty confident that the Bremi coils I bought were not counterfeit because I contacted Bremi to ask them to confirm that they were real and they had me photograph each of them and then confirmed that they were not fakes.

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