Glow plug change

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Tim Leech
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Glow plug change

Post by Tim Leech »

I need to change them on my tzd, I've doused them I wd40 but they all seem seized solid.

Any pointers chaps as I don't want to snap them off!
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Re: Glow plug change

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I've found them much easier to remove if the engine is nice an hot and a good douse over several days in penetrating oil like plusgas is a good idea... I don't think WD40 really works well for this kind of thing..
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Re: Glow plug change

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Ok plug gas it is thanks
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Re: Glow plug change

Post by rutter123 »

Once they are cracked off a lot of back and forth about quarter of a turn q a time whilst dousing with oil at same time, nice and easy does it and they should come out without issue,you will need a long reach socket and I believe one is a sod to get at as the metal lines are in the way.
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