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What new ignition coils to go with?

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by Helgaiden, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. ronlewis

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    Yeah, I don't mind subbing a used part for a broken used part since I'll sell these cars. I don't think that's ripping anyone off. Especially when old parts are hard to find. But if it ain't broke, no sense to it. I do like to have known-good spares on hand.

    Crazy that the best, most expensive, and most reliable part on these cars - the engine/transaxle - are worthless. This is the car I just bought - virtually worthless even though I can get in it and drive across the country right now.


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    Oh, I like that color, Ron. My ‘02 is plain vanilla silver, but I love her dearly. That’s why I’m about to be spending WAY too much $$ on the repair!
     
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    If you know anyone who wants to buy a nice Gen1, at retail+ TBH, for cherry cars, I have several. Sell yours and start all over with a low-miles cherry!
     
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    I googled the acronym, consensus was Nitrous Oxide System. Gotta be something else...
     
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    Yeah, IDK. I assumed "not otherwise" but couldn't get the last word.
     
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    Maybe "non-oriental seller"? No Chinese clones.
     
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    I see Trombone is from Planet Earth. Maybe that's how they spell NEW where he's at.
     
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    Good heavens, does no one remember "new old stock"?

    Those were some of the most exciting listings to find, back when my sweetie was driving a 1965 Galaxie.
     
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    That’s it, new old stock. A rather common acronym in the collector community. Apologies for the vagueness.
     
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    The red must have been a repaint job. The Classic wasn’t offered in red from the factory, to the best of my knowledge. I still have the Toyota promotional brochure from the early years of Prius, showing the available colors, and no red there. It would have been an attractive option, though.
     
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    OK, I stopped being clever. Now my location is posted for all the world to see. Anybody on the board live near me?
     
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    I'm still waiting to see whether anyone can speak to suitable ignition coils. My '03 (200+K) is likely on the originals, though I don't know for sure. Not having any problems now, but these things don't last forever.

    Lots of cars are very finicky, and I think that the OEMs were DENSO? I might want to know one day.

    On the subject of getting all vs. 1 by 1 replacement, I also have an '06 SAAB that had a bad #2. Each OEM coil was a bit over $100, but I could get a set of 4 for under $400 - so it was sort of like buy 3 get one free if you did all four. So I did. I'd likely do the same on the Prius if it comes to that.
     
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    Yeah, I figured as much as well, but it looked good. Professionally done.

    Just joking about NOS. I knew it meant something like that. And Allentown isn't so bad. Far enough away from the big cities, IIRC.
     
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    For what it's worth, the box of coils I found in this parts car were Duralast, well, I should say the ones he put in were, probably OEMs he discarded in the box. They were apparently working fine - you can see that his car was moving when something smashed into the side, lol.

    My quick FB page to sell cars and parts, but I don't really promote/boost it, so few visitors. JinWan Motors
     
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    Well, it's far enough away from Texas!
     
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    Hmm, that wasn't nice to say.
     
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    Screw it, I'm going with Nitrous Oxide System.
     
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    No offense. Matter of fact, my maternal grandmother was from Texas, and darn proud of it. But you gotta understand that Eagles fans are not fond of Cowboys!
     
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    LOL, I see. Quit the NFL a few years ago. But for years I was an Oilers fan and we didn't like them much either.