Cambiare Decodes Coil Complexities

Cambiare’s ignition coils cater for a range of complex engines.

Technical advancements over the years have seen ignition coils evolve from the original oil-filled coils to the more modern pencil coils and rail coils. Cambiare, the vehicle electronics specialist, understands the dynamics and complexities of the products and is dedicated to providing the aftermarket with OE-quality and BER compliant parts. Cambiare’s range of about 450 ignition coils includes dry coils, pencil coils, rail coils, ignition modules and coil packs covering all major vehicle applications.

Highlights include:

Part No. Description Application
VE520388 Rail coil Vauxhall Astra 1.4 (2009>)
VE520111 Pencil coil Renault Megane 1.6 (2010)
VE520254 Ignition module Audi A1 1.2 (2010>)

Developed from OE specifications, Cambiare products can always be trusted to deliver on product specific details and quality. Understanding the complexity of vehicle manufacturers’ catalogues means that Cambiare ensures that the product range is consistent with manufacturers’ product diversity.

Two different rail coils are used for the PSA TU3JP engine, depending on the vehicle manufacturers’ production dates and series. These rail coils may look identical except for the colour of the plugs but inside it’s a different story. Cambiare lists 2 different part numbers in sync with Peugeot’s designs and specifications for the Peugeot Partner 1.4 with the engine code TU3JP, depending on the production date:

Part No. Description Production dates for the Peugeot Partner 1.4 (TU3JP)
VE520118 Rail coil (black plug) July 1997 – May 2000
VE520119 Rail coil (grey plug) June 2000 onwards

The operational difference between these parts comes from the inclusion of an in-built module for fully electronic ignition for the latter. If the coil is replaced with an incorrect alternative, the result will be misfires or failure to start.

Cambiare’s detailed cataloguing ensures accurate and detailed listings of parts–simply search the web catalogue at by vehicle application, OE numbers, engine codes and/or competitors’ cross-reference.

The website also provides useful technical information and installation tips as well as the latest news.

When ignition coils fail, the vehicle experiences an array of problems. It can be harder to start the engine, there can be a failure to start, stalling (especially while idling), misfiring leading to loss of power, and/or backfires causing possible damage to the catalyst.

With an emphasis on quality and continuous range development, Cambiare offers a comprehensive programme for the aftermarket.

The design of high quality ignition parts should be such that the material used must be resistant to heat and moisture in the engine bay and function reliably, even in changing weather conditions. Oil and petrol vapours should not harm the housing as that would impair its function. All Cambiare coils are thermal, shock and endurance tested to ensure that they perform in the most testing of conditions. Cambiare coils are designed to OE specifications and assure you of a correct fit first time, every time.

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