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Old 08-19-2003, 08:12 PM
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The Chilton Manual has an illustrated procedure for checking glow plugs involving resistance measurement. These problems can be deceiving: One bad glow plug can cause the indicator not to light leading to the assumption the module is bad. In my case, a 1985 300TD, I found two bad glow plugs via the resistance test and not the module, which was my first assumption. The test is quite simple and requires an accurate ohmeter or multitester capable of reading resistance.
I would also check the wiring from one plug to another, since they seem to be wired like an old Christmas tree string. The problem is very nasty in cold weather when a bad plug can leave you stuck.
Stage Wizards Lighting and sound designer
1981 SD 328,000
1985 300TD, 266,000
1984 300 TD, 267,000
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