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Old 21-09-2012   #16
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Re: flashing glow plug light

Hi

sorry to hijack the thread but I have a similar question, I need to sort my glow plugs, also quted over 200 to have them changed, also apparently Fiat advise to change the glow plug relay at the same time, is this the large black relay on the bulkhead and do they normally cause problems?

Ive seen someone say you can test the glow plugs without removing them, how do you do this - Im an electrician so I understand continuity and have a multimeter

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Hi

sorry to hijack the thread but I have a similar question, I need to sort my glow plugs, also quted over 200 to have them changed, also apparently Fiat advise to change the glow plug relay at the same time, is this the large black relay on the bulkhead and do they normally cause problems?

Ive seen someone say you can test the glow plugs without removing them, how do you do this - Im an electrician so I understand continuity and have a multimeter

Thanks

I'm struggling to even find the glow plugs, are they under the egr valve? Might have to buy a Haynes manual at this rate
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Re: flashing glow plug light

Ok Ive had a look at the E Learn CD, I hope someone can shed some light on this but attached are the pictures which I think show the location of the plugs.

Looks like you have to unplug the injectors to get to the glow plugs, someone who has done this before may be able to shed some light?

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Re: flashing glow plug light

The only purpose of the glow plugs is to help to start the engine. They ensure that the diesel will burn when the engine is still cold and the revs are low. When the engine runs they don't serve any purpose. A diesel engine is a self igniting engine: because of the high compression and pressure the temperature will be so high that the injected fuel will burn immediately. So if one glow plug fails on a 4 cylinder engine, it's not a big issue, the failing cylinder will reach working temperature in just a few cycles.
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Re: flashing glow plug light

Changing glow plugs on Mrs_G's Doblo was a bed decision I made a few years ago.

Long Story Short: Going in for service. Winter. Van starts fine. Glowplug light flashes. Asked garage to change glowplugs while doing the service. 1 strips the thread in the head. Head off for refurb, 1000+ bill.

I'll be ignoring any flashing glowplug light from now on until the engine has difficulty starting.
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