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Old 11-19-2005, 11:24 PM
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Glow plugs link thread

All good glow plug links I can find will be added here.


Note:
If the starter does not crank fast enough, your engine will never start.

Starter health is important to your diesel!!!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/107318-starter-health-important-your-diesel.html#post739798


Never Touch Hot Diesel Glow Plugs!!!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/134359-never-touch-hot-diesel-glow-plugs.html#post986836

Another Glow Plug Broken
Another Glow Plug Broken

How to remove Broken Glow Plugs
Mercedes OM606, OM605, OM604
How to remove the dreaded sheared off glowplug

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/BrokenGlowPlug
http://alan.mcreynolds.googlepages.com/howtoremovebrokenglowplugs-mercedesom606

Glow plug disaster, 1999 E300D OM606 engine
http://jakesbenzconversion.blogspot.com/2008/02/glow-plug-disaster.html

Glow Plug Reamer broke off in hole!!
Glow Plug Reamer broke off in hole!!


Easy Glow Plug Relay mod: better dash indicator
Easy Glow Plug Relay mod: better dash indicator

Injectors and Glow Plugs for Dummies
Glow Plugs Bad......how to tell ?

Loose Screws, Bolts and Fuses Faking Contact
Loose Screws, Bolts and Fuses Faking Contact


SOMETIMES, in the morning my glow plug light would not come on no matter how many times I turned the key 1995 E300D
1995 E300D Glow plug issue.. Yes I've searched..

glow plug reamer - pic
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/76490-glow-plug-reamer-pic.html#post481681

How Necessary To Ream Glowplug Hole?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/169371-how-necessary-ream-glowplug-hole.html#post1320545

Questions on a W210 OM 606 glow plug reamer
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/114783-questions-w210-om-606-glow-plug-reamer.html#post813864

How do you ream glow plug hole?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/140380-how-do-you-ream-glow-plug-hole.html#post1046694

Glow plug stumper of the week
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/146347-glow-plug-stumper-week.html#post1102855

Added a jumper wire to glow plug light from glowplug
Added a jumper wire to glow plug light from glowplug

Why would my GP's die so soon (Bosch)?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/172519-why-would-my-gps-die-so-soon-bosch.html#post1349663

Glow Plug Testing?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/104547-glow-plug-testing.html#post717956

Don't need glow plugs
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/137316-dont-need-glow-plugs.html#post1015005

sd glow plug removal- tips?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/115433-sd-glow-plug-removal-tips.html#post819117

:EEK: It is coming AGAIN
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/130671-eek-coming-again.html#post951757

Complain; complain; complain!!!!!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/83201-complain%3B-complain%3B-complain.html#post536457

Rough Idle When Cold
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/118167-rough-idle-when-cold.html#post843069

I want my car Back!!!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/117989-i-want-my-car-back.html#post841497

No Start =-(
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/116506-no-start-%3D.html#post828185

Glow Plug Light wont come on..
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/111298-glow-plug-light-wont-come.html#post780240

The real test today.... only 7 degrees right now
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/110789-real-test-today-only-7-degrees-right-now.html#post774372

Testing Glow Plugs
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/109010-testing-glow-plugs.html#post755826

Another "not-starting" thread...
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/109106-another-not-starting-thread.html#post756705

How should you prepare your car for WINTER DRIVING ?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/103661-how-should-you-prepare-your-car-winter-driving.html#post711380

Starting up in colder weather
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/107172-starting-up-colder-weather.html#post738751

How cold till you use the block heater ?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/104041-how-cold-till-you-use-block-heater.html#post714351

Whassup with these new glow plugs
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/86834-whassup-these-new-glow-plugs.html#post566711

Glowplug life?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/86753-glowplug-life.html#post566237

glow plug removel problem 1995 E300D
glow plug removel problem 1995 E300D

glow plug relay conversion 6 cyl engines
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/47461-glow-plug-relay-conversion-6-cyl-engines.html#post274293

99 E300 Turbodiesel Glow Plug Help. Urgent
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/110956-99-e300-turbodiesel-glow-plug-help-urgent.html#post776430

E300TD glow plug stuck/broken
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/109101-e300td-glow-plug-stuck-broken.html#post756613

95 E300D glow plugs - broke one...now what
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/155751-95-e300d-glow-plugs-broke-one-now-what.html#post1190392

prechamber ball fell off
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/104240-prechamber-ball-fell-off.html#post715883

Testing old style glow plugs, Help Please!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/106447-testing-old-style-glow-plugs-help-please.html#post732496

Symptom of 1 or 2 bad glowplugs...
Symptom of 1 or 2 bad glowplugs...

Don't always trust your glow plug indicator light!
Don't always trust your glow plug indicator light!

Glow Plug Relay
Glow Plug Relay

OK, where's the fuse in my gp relay- grrrr
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/255243-ok-wheres-fuse-my-gp-relay-grrrr.html#post2230007

Replacing Glow Plugs
http://mbdieseldiy.tripod.com/glowplugs.htm

Early loop style glow plug system, great training material.
http://www.tb-training.co.uk/MarineE07.html

glow plug conversion kit thread links (Loop to Pencil)
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diy-links-parts-category/151959-glow-plug-conversion-kit-thread-links.html#post1155675

http://compressionignition.wordpress.com/diy-pages/glow-plug-enhancement/

Note: the following link is for a W115
Glow plug timer relay location
Glow plug timer relay location

How to use the gorilla knob
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/178024-how-use-gorilla-knob.html#post1406361

Gorilla knob and salt shaker
Gorilla knob and salt shaker

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:38 PM
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Likewise...I've gone through a few sets too. Expensive little things.

First was a set when I got the car (old ones were autolites)
Second set was a relay wiring fault I didn't realize on my long glow.
Third was my realizing my temp sensor I used on my long glow was bad and the long glow was on all the time

Yikes lots of money heh.
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:09 PM
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Whunter,

Sounds like your GP are staying on too long after the engine is running. I would hook up a test light, with the bulb inside the car, connected to one of the GP and observe how long the GP remain on.

P E H
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:51 PM
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I concur with PEH.

No possibility of using four sets of glow plugs in two years unless something is amiss.

I'll put $5.00 down on the plugs remaining lit for the full 40 seconds on every start.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:59 PM
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Whunter,

Sounds like your GP are staying on too long after the engine is running. I would hook up a test light, with the bulb inside the car, connected to one of the GP and observe how long the GP remain on.

P E H
It would be easier to simply put a volt meter on one of the GPs after the car starts and see if it's still energized, and for how long.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:45 PM
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It would be easier to simply put a volt meter on one of the GPs after the car starts and see if it's still energized, and for how long.
A test light is the easiest seen from the drivers seat
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:59 AM
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I just installed the modern duraterm Bosch plugs and a new afterglow relay in our 300D, the difference is incredible. INSTANT start. Smooooth idle instantly. The car had the ORIGINAL Beru "W Germany" glowplugs in it. And a couple still worked! The relay was shot, it'd only stay on about 10 seconds before clicking off again. So now all is well with the 300D's glow system. Plugs came out easy, amazing considering they'd been in there 24 years!
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:30 AM
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Finally - Step By Step Glowplug Change - '98-'99 E300!

Finally - Step By Step Glowplug Change - '98-'99 E300!
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Just got a new set of GP's from Kragen(Autolite) after pulling my old ones which were pencil-type. Tried testing each one individually on the pos terminal, not one got even warm... Then tried same on different car that has brand new battery, same thing...
Then tried the new ones to see if they would glow ----NOTHING!!!! Not even warm.
Any help/suggestion? I don't want to put in the new ones unless I can get them to glow hot.
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Have you checked the plugs with an ohmmeter? If they test good (about 0.7 ohms) maybe your test procedure needs to be changed. Steve
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Mcturbo,

What positive terminal are U talking about? What did U connect the other part of the GP to?

Clamp a GP in a Vice Grip Pliers. Touch the terminal of the GP to one terminal of your battery and the end of the Vice Grip to the other terminal of the battery.

I'm betting all the new GP will glow and most of the old ones will glow too.

I'm wondering why U got Autolight GP. They are not known for lasting very long. I think U should return the Autolight GP and get Bosch GP.

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Old 11-25-2007, 06:46 PM
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I am planning on doing that test with the 5 ORIGINAL glowplugs I just pulled from our 300D yesterday. I know at least a couple were dead, because it'd sputter on a few cylinders when started. Now its smooooth. They are Beru, with a MB star on them, made in West Germany. Amazing that they lasted that long and still started the car! (not easily however)
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'17 Metris(VITO!) - 5k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 - 166k - Dad's (OC-171,500)
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Likewise...I've gone through a few sets too. Expensive little things.

First was a set when I got the car (old ones were autolites)
Second set was a relay wiring fault I didn't realize on my long glow.
Third was my realizing my temp sensor I used on my long glow was bad and the long glow was on all the time

Yikes lots of money heh.
I recenty bought a 1978 300d non turbo,shifts late from 1st to 2nd, and 2nd to 3rd(is it a 3 or 4 speed?).Does not smoke.engine is pinging like a gas engine,and finally now the glow plug light does not go on.

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Old 12-02-2011, 03:59 AM
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Hmm

Interesting related data

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:19 PM
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Sorry, it is impossible to remove the pre-chamber without removing the glow plug FIRST.

As you have been pounding it with the slide hammer extraction tool, there may be additional difficulty removing the glow plugs now.

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