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Old 01-05-2017, 02:34 AM
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If you do it yourself, one option is to change only the glow plugs that need changing, another to do the glow plugs that require removing the manifold, a third to do all of them. If you have to pay someone to do it, it's better to do them all and pay labor only once.

Also, don't cheap out on glow plugs: Bosch or Beru only! Finally, list price for glow plugs can be as much as $30 each depending on part Number and source, and as little as $5-10 each if you shop around. A shop that will use your parts to do a job would be wonderful; my local Indy explained that the parts mark-up paid for the shop (labor pays for HIM).


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Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . .239,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . .313,000 miles Wife's car
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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 722,685
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