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Old 03-09-2006, 01:45 PM
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Exclamation Glow plug light!

Its been a week or so that all five glow plugs were replaced and untill now all was fine.But this morning i went to start my car and the glow plug light took a little longer to come on,when it went off i noticed that the engine was turning over but wouldnt start...It took a while and finally started.What could have happend?
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:30 PM
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What kind of car do you have and what plugs did you put in?

Did you test the old ones at all?
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:34 PM
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Glow plugs

Its a 1983 300 SD Turbo Diesel...and i was only able to afford Autolite glow plugs.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:52 PM
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In other posts on here, a lot of people say the Autolites aer unerliable and that you should only use Bosch or Beru.

I would try getting some Bosches or Berus and put those in.

It might be possible that your GP timer relay is acting funny, but I bet it's the plugs and they're cheaper than a new relay anyhow.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:57 PM
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Thank's for your help
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:36 PM
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Well I hope I'm right; hopefully someone will chime in if they have a different opinion. It does sound like the plugs, though.

I'm currently in the process of changing my plugs for the first time and my knowledge on this subject is based on all the posts I've read on this site. It seems the pre-glow system is not incredibly complex, though, so in most cases there are a limited number of things that are likely to cause the problem.
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Try checking the GP relay, and the GP fuse in the bow with the relay.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:52 PM
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I second that... Go over to diesel giants site he has a very nice large pictorial on the "how to"


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Try checking the GP relay, and the GP fuse in the bow with the relay.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:19 PM
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Oh yeah, the fuse. It is a metal bar and sometmies they get cracks in them. I understand you cannot always see the cracks just by looking at it; you should take it out.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:39 PM
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Try this to check out the plugs.

http://dieselgiant.com/glowplugrepair.htm
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:54 PM
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Talking Glow plug light

Wow...Thank's so much for all the great advice guy's!

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