• Engineering improvements to to deliver a better-performing and longer-lasting Coil
  • Upgrades over the original design for improved durability
  • Backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty

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The NAPA® Echlin® Legacy

Designed and manufactured at our IATF 16949-certified facility in Bialystok, Poland. NAPA® Echlin® premium Import Coils feature numerous upgrades and competitive benefits to deliver a more reliable, better-performing, and longer-lasting Ignition Coil. That’s the NAPA® Echlin® legacy.

What’s inside the NAPA® Echlin® box... superior design,
advanced engineering and Heavier-Duty Ignition Coils.

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Expert Manufacturing

NAPA® Echlin® Ignition Coils are designed and manufactured at our IATF 16949-certified facility in Bialystok, Poland. Spanning 145,000 square feet, our most advanced facility has more than 750 employees including 60+ resident engineers. At this plant, we manufacture more than 6 million ignition coils each year and introduce 110+ new products annually.

A Product of Superior Design

NAPA Echlin’s import ignition coils are the product of superior design, manufacturing, and testing. For example, take our IC629, one of the many new import ignition coils in our line.

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    Flexible high-temp silicone boot withstands extreme heat for superior insulation

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    One-piece hi-dielectric strength housing withstands heat stress and secondary arcing for improved durability

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    Stainless steel spring resists corrosion

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    High-dielectric epoxy injected into case in vacuum to eliminate air pockets and prevent moisture intrusion

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    Upgraded brass mounting bushing outperforms the OE and competitors in salt spray environmental testing

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    Precision-wound 100% ETP copper secondary windings provide higher resistance to shorts and dielectric breakdown

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    Additional segmented bobbin sections prevent internal arcing and high-voltage breakdown

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    More secondary bobbin sections compared to the OE coil

Simplified Core Separator

Simplified Core Separator

Simplified core separators extend the durability of the coil by compensating for thermal expansion.

NAPA Echlin’s precision-wound bobbin features more sections and simplified core separators to produce higher secondary voltage when required for better coil performance and longer service life. Our engineers conducted voltage tests featuring our NAPA® Echlin® premium import ignition coil, the OE coil and two competitor coils.

See how our IC-629 stacked up in the results below.

Source: SMP Poland Testing Lab, 2020-2021

Design Improvements

NAPA® Echlin® engineers made design improvements to numerous OE pencil coils. Take a look at our IC-655 NAPA® Echlin® import coil compared to the competitor's design. When you add up all of the NAPA® Echlin® design improvements, the end result is a heavy-duty, longer-lasting import ignition coil that is protected from moisture intrusion.

Design Improvements
  • The NAPA® Echlin® coil features one-piece housing and simplified press-fit; over-molded secondary terminal prevents moisture intrusion and ensures a secure secondary connection for a long-lasting, high-performing coil.
  • Other manufacturers’ two-piece housing and spring-clip design can lead to moisture intrusion, unwanted contact arcing and coil failure.

Source: SMP Poland Testing Lab, 2020-2021

NAPA® Echlin® Outperforms the OE

NAPA® Echlin® coils outperform the OE, producing more spark energy and longer-lasting discharge for improved vehicle performance, fuel economy and emissions. Our SMP Poland Testing Lab conducted a performance comparison between the OE and our NAPA® Echlin® import coil. They tested both spark energy and discharge duration.

Let's take a look at the results below:

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Testing Results:

  • The NAPA® Echlin® IC479 produces 22% more spark energy than OE.

  • The NAPA® Echlin® IC479 has a longer-lasting discharge (11%) than the OE.

Source: SMP Poland Testing Lab, 2020-2021

More sections means less heat

More sections means less heat

Case Study: NAPA® Echlin® Ignition Coil (IC479)

Problem: Ignition coils on 2020-01 Nissan & Infiniti 3.5L V6s have a high failure rate. A typical system can produce up to 30 kV as needed.

  • Competitor N features 6 sections and is pushing 5 kV per section.
  • The OE features 8 sections and pushes 3.75 kV per section.
  • NAPA® Echlin® with 9 sections only pushes 3.33 kV per section.

Solution: NAPA® Echlin® designed a new Coil to address OE weak points. These Coils are available in multi-packs.

The test results are in: NAPA® Echlin® coils have more secondary bobbin sections than both the OE and Competitor N. The additional section means less heat and a longer service life.

Source: SMP Poland Testing Lab, 2020-2021

Made to Perform Under Harsh Conditions

Made to Perform Under Harsh Conditions

Our SMP Poland engineers subjected our NAPA® Echlin® IC479 coil and an OE coil to a 200-hour salt spray test. Just like before, the results speak for themselves.

The NAPA® Echlin® coil with an upgraded brass bushing outperformed the OE in the salt spray environmental test with almost no corrosion, while the bushing on the OE coil rusted.

Source: SMP Poland Testing Lab, 2020-2021

For nearly 100 years, when the OE failed, technicians have trusted NAPA® Echlin® to deliver a part that’s equal to or better than the original it’s replacing.