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Old 18-11-2011   #1
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changing glow plugs

Hi i have got the glow plugs as been told they need changin. i am just wondering if anyone has done it before and able to give me a step by step how to do it.
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Old 19-11-2011   #2
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Re: changing glow plugs

They are a right b'stard to change, as they are behind and below the injectors.
Garages have a specialised removal tool which is basically a cranked socket which makes life a little easier.
JTD engines don't normally have a problem with non-working glowplugs unless the temp is well below freezing, depends whether you can live with the light on the dash.
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Re: changing glow plugs

Unless you are having trouble starting it leave well alone IMHO. My first Multi had 3 that were knackered and started on the button even in the coldest days of winter.

I have never changed them but have had a good look a couple of times and decided against it.

There are a few videos on Youtube that show how to do simple tests on them using a multimeter which might be worth doing first to ascertain how many are not working.

If you do go for it then use plenty of penetraing oil


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Re: changing glow plugs

As Kev said, leave them alone! On these engines they're not needed for cold starts. Other than leaving them alone, check all the electrical connections to the glowplugs for soundness - they're prone to show a fault.
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Re: changing glow plugs

ok thanks alot will leave them well alobe
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