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Old 01-15-2008, 08:15 AM
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New Glow plugs 2.2 n/a diesel

This past fall I replaced the glow plugs in my 84 190 diesel and wanted to share with you folks what I've found now that winter is well in hand. I put in a set of (hold your breath for a dirty word) Champion glow plugs. I was interested to see how they worked on a cold day since they are rated at 175 watts not the standard 140 watts of the bosch and beru. Up in our town I have to special order either of those brands and I needed to get the plugs replaced. Anyhow, so far they are firing the engine just fine down to 0 degrees farenheit with only cycling the glow plugs one which has been a real delight to me. I'm waiting for a good cold snap to happen, hopefully on one of my days off, so I can unplug the block heater and give the plugs a shot at firing in the minus double digits. I'll be happy to keep the info posted for those interested. Have a great day and enjoy the New Year everybody.

Jim
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:14 PM
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Sure they work, but for how long, no one on this site is gonna say they wont work for a short time but they will burn out years sooner than the recommended brands, Anytime i have had them in my diesel they have burnt out.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:47 PM
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This past fall I replaced the glow plugs in my 84 190 diesel and wanted to share with you folks what I've found now that winter is well in hand. I put in a set of (hold your breath for a dirty word) Champion glow plugs. I was interested to see how they worked on a cold day since they are rated at 175 watts not the standard 140 watts of the bosch and beru. Up in our town I have to special order either of those brands and I needed to get the plugs replaced. Anyhow, so far they are firing the engine just fine down to 0 degrees farenheit with only cycling the glow plugs one which has been a real delight to me. I'm waiting for a good cold snap to happen, hopefully on one of my days off, so I can unplug the block heater and give the plugs a shot at firing in the minus double digits. I'll be happy to keep the info posted for those interested. Have a great day and enjoy the New Year everybody.

Jim
I have had good luck with champion glow plugs in my diesel Volvo and member Stevo has said he uses them in his Mrcedes to good effect!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:00 AM
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Well we got down to 5 below last night and it fired up with just a couple of cranks and that's with the rotella 15w40 in it. I will say this...with the different brands that have been in this engine previously it has never started this nicely...ever. Prior to putting these plugs in I wouldn't have dared try firing it at this temp or lower. Now though I must wait for the temp to take a nice dip on my weekend so I can see...sadly this side of the mountain a good cold snap is rare as hens teeth. I'll keep you posted,


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