Quoted from GRUMPY:
If the EOS broke, the coil would cook while you cradle the ball.
I replaced the eos and coil 2 weeks ago. I noticed the flipper binding. Thought maybe the sleeve was bad. Had to break the sleeve out of the new coil. Tried replacing it, new one will only go 1/4 in and have to break it to get out. It's like coil shrunk. That's when I noticed the yellow resistor was broken off.