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Old 22nd January 2022, 10:28 AM
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Default Huco or Hitachi ignition coils?

Hi all, hope everyone is well.

I would just like some opinions on this to help me decide whether to send them back or not.

I ordered Hitachi ignition coils from Autodoc and was more than a little disappointed when I received Huco instead.

Now, if you look at the pictures you can see Huco branded coils in a Huco box but with an Hitachi sticker on it. More interestingly, I can see where the Hitachi logo, the Audi 4 rings and the original Audi part numbers have been ground off of the plastic top piece. Unfortunately I couldn't get this to show up on the camera.

Best case scenario is that these are the same as what you would get from the dealer. In this case though I understand why they would remove the Audi information but why would you remove the Hitachi logo? Unless of course they are not Hitachi at all.

Worst case scenario is that these are some cheap aftermarket coils but Hitachi may have supplied the plastic top parts. This would explain why whoever put them together had to remove any reference to Hitachi.

I also believe that Huco has some business connection with Hitachi but am unclear on this.

What do you guys and galls think?
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Old 22nd January 2022, 10:59 AM
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Can't comment on the actual coils, but it seems that Hitachi acquired 100% of Huco some years ago and "aims to strengthen its European automotive aftermarket business".

A couple of reference sites:

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/germ...otive-systems/

https://www.hueco.com/dynasite72be.html

From the second URL, since the umlaut can't be used, it is shown as 'hueco', which maybe our German friends can confirm.
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Old 22nd January 2022, 12:14 PM
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From one of the links you sent me I managed to get a couple of screen captures from an Hitachi training video. It does look like Hitachi are now selling its ignition coils under the Huco brand name. Or at least some of them anyhow.
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Old 22nd January 2022, 08:03 PM
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Its very common for the original manufacturer to sell parts produced from the very same moulds that produced the parts for Audi and then grind the logo off. Lemforder, TRW, INA, Febi all do this. I wouldn't be at all surprised at Hitachi doing it as well.
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