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Glow plugs
#1
Going to replace these on Sunday, just a bit wary about the old plugs breaking/sticking when I take them out. I know some cars are known to be bad for it. Anyone know if this is common in Berlingos?
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#2
My advice is to get the engine hot first.Be gentle & try gently tightening a whisker,then undo.Good luck.Only use good plugs ie NGK,Bosch etc.
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(04-09-2015, 06:11 PM)ron Wrote:  My advice is to get the engine hot first.Be gentle & try gently tightening a whisker,then undo.Good luck.Only use good plugs ie NGK,Bosch etc.

Cheers, NGK's I'm putting in. Hopefully it's straight forward, otherwise expect a how to remove a broken glow plug post on Monday.
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#4
1.9's come out easily as a rule. Take more care with HDI's
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#5
Sorry, OP, for hijacking your thread but I need to do this on our HDi75, before winter sets-in. TBH, I'm not looking forward to it, since I read they're buried beneath the air filter housing.

Anyone got any tips/twists for someone who hasn't done the job before??
Not the owner, just the bloke who looks after it.

ALL the owner does is drive it and put fuel in. Rolleyes
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#6
I replace mine as a service job every 2 years the same as you would spark plugs i guess. Ive always found them very easy to do,just make sure you have the correct tool for the job and really take your time removing them if its the first time theyve been out,may be a good idea to soak the area the evening before with WD40 ,cant do any harm and could make it easier.
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(05-09-2015, 08:44 AM)bikergraham Wrote:  I replace mine as a service job every 2 years the same as you would spark plugs i guess. Ive always found them very easy to do,just make sure you have the correct tool for the job and really take your time removing them if its the first time theyve been out,may be a good idea to soak the area the evening before with WD40 ,cant do any harm and could make it easier.

Cheers, looks like I have to work today, so be later on this week before I get round to it.
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#8
Thanks to everyone who offered advice, just finished the job, soaked the area in wd40 before and this seemed to trickle down into the core plugs, they came out very easy, it's a very messy job for anyone thinking of doing it, the erg and the intake were covered in carbon. Hopefully yours won't be so bad.
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(07-09-2015, 06:36 PM)photoboy Wrote:  Thanks to everyone who offered advice, just finished the job, soaked the area in wd40 before and this seemed to trickle down into the core plugs, they came out very easy, it's a very messy job for anyone thinking of doing it, the erg and the intake were covered in carbon. Hopefully yours won't be so bad.

Thats good.I always found it a very easy job to do,and it pays to replace them every couple of years as they do fail,you can test the resistance with a meter but unless you separate the connections you wont know which ones at fault and to get at the connections the ERG etc has to be removed anyway,so its always easier to get a set and just plan to replace them at a set time.The ERG valve will always be " carboned up " as it recirculates the exhaust gasses and would benefit from a good clean once in a while to stop it sticking.All the best.
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