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GLow plugs?

Post by ed4ferrets » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:18 pm

Sometimes the glow plugs are not functioning, light not showing, engine not starting....... not even in this weather :?

A poke with a screwdriver where the wire connects to the first plug and a tap on the relay box seems to temporarilly remind it who's boss :wink: but then weeks or months down the line it happens again #-o

What's a fulltime (cheap) solution?
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Post by M » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:33 pm

If the glowplug warning lamp isnt lighting up this could be one of two things - power to the heater plug relay isnt getting there or the timer relay itself is worn.
As it seems to work when you give it a prod, I would suspect a poor connection - the soloution to renew and see if that helps.
Otherwise try another relay and see if its any better.#
Oh yes, forgot to mention, it could be a worn ignition switch, but I would go for dodgey connection at the relay first.

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Post by ed4ferrets » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:10 pm

Ta Marty, will check it out .... also have a wandering accelerator pedal to remedy before selling the old girl for a pittance :roll:
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by AndersDK » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:37 pm

From the battery plus pole - you havethis weird huge spade connector distributor plug. This is known to play up. I've tried sort out this on one of my BX'es. The only remedy to finally sort it out - was a new battery pole clamp connecting all the wires to the battery.

That spade connector distributor - is a direct invitation to problems somewhere over time ...
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Post by jeremy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:51 pm

Don't think you need it but look what I've found.

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:26 pm

Ed is your glow plug relay the blue one if so i have one you can have for postage cost I will also throw some glow plugs in.
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Post by ed4ferrets » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:31 pm

Cheers Sleepy but problem sorted (bad connection) and the car is with it's new owner :cry:
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:41 pm

ok no problem
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Post by AndersDK » Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:05 pm

E4F -

I like your new avatar much better than the silly dancer you had :lol:
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