Bougies - Glowplugs!

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Bougies - Glowplugs!

Post by silverfox » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:15 pm

When I was in France I needed glowplugs. (Cheaper than here). But I just couldn't get at them and a garage had to change them. :(

Is there a special tool for the job? If not what has to be removed in case it happens again? :lol: Bet you know Oily! :wink: Geoff
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:04 pm

The best option is a 12 mm deep quarter inch drive socket, you may also need a 12mm ring spanner for the end one, the electricals are held on with 8mm nuts, if its a turbodiesel then long spidery fingers are rather handy too as is a magnetic pick up tool to get the nuts and washers back :)
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:17 pm

And another thing, Bougies are spark plugs too, check whats in the packet :)
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Post by Terry Brooks » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:17 am

No special tools required .....just lotsa patience and as Stewart [aka Oily] sez .....and magnetic tool [blu tac works too] .....
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Post by st gilles » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:17 pm

Sorry Geoff, I didn't catch the whole story re France; was it a recent trip? If so although the answers above are absolutely spot on.....you shouldn't need to even think about changing them for at least 2 years in my experience and (so I've been told) if you allow the engine to always have the 'start up glo plug time' every time you start up it helps keep them clean and they might last even longer...they don't have to be changed at the same intervals as the spark plugs on a petrol engine. Sorry if I've tried to teach granny to suck eggs etc etc. Mike.

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Post by silverfox » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:01 pm

Hey Oily! Trust you to have an answer about bougies - its the same word for candles too so there! :wink: :lol:

Thanks to all for contributions! I've used blue tak too!
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Post by M » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:19 pm

silverfox wrote:Hey Oily! Trust you to have an answer about bougies - its the same word for candles too so there! :wink: :lol:
In the medical profession it refers to a piece of 14 SWG flexible wire coated in latex rubber used to assist in intubation where the airway is restricted.

One word, many uses.

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Post by silverfox » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:26 pm

[One word, many uses.[/quote]

When I was a little boy we had the bougie man! :^o
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