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Old 12-05-2009, 05:01 PM
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burnt out Glo plugs 87 300TD

I'm pretty sure a couple of my Glow plugs are burnt out. I looked for them on my engine but must be blind, they should be next/near the injector right? anyone have a picture of the Glow plugs in the same engine type as mine?

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I'm pretty sure a couple of my Glow plugs are burnt out. I looked for them on my engine but must be blind, they should be next/near the injector right? anyone have a picture of the Glow plugs in the same engine type as mine?
Follow the electrical wiring that branches off in six ways, one to each glow plug.

It will probably be below the injectors on the engine and under the intake manifold.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:11 AM
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the intake would have to be taken off to change them?
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After you remove the Ream or otherwise clean the Carbon out of the Glow Plug Holes.
When you install the Glow Plugs put some Never Seeze type compound on the threads of the new Glow Plugs.

Covered in our repair links (I believe removing the Intake Manifold is there also):
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http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/DoItYourSelf
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Sounds like you have a vehicle which is new to you and virtually unknown to you condition wise, with an engine which because of its alloy cylinder head can be notoriously difficult to start with a malfunctioning GP system, and an approaching coldest months ahead!

A very good investment of $100 and a couple hours can avoid a potential problem. Six Bosch or Beru GPs, an intake and crossover gasket, and injector line clips will seem inexpensive if your stranded somewhere and can’t get things started!

You don’t know how long the GPs have been there so why go through half the trouble to replace one when you can replace all six and know that they are all good for the next couple years for only twice the effort?

Removing the intake manifold will in the long run be the easiest way to go, you can more easily get at the most difficult GPs and their electrical connections and avoid doing any damage in the process. The only tool you will need to remove it other than a 10 mm wrench and set of Allen sockets, is a ¼” drive 6 mm swivel socket (Craftsman about $5) and a ½” long section of 6 mm Allen wrench. This combo the swivel socket with the Allen stub in it will allow you to easily remove the most difficult intake bolts. Either use a little epoxy or a spot of weld to secure the Allen stub into the socket (or make sure you have an extra stub or two if the Allen stub gets loose from the socket and falls into the “Never-Neverland between the IP and the block!)

Spray penetrant on the 10 mm electrical nut connectors on each GP and use a pair of long bent needle nose pliers to hold the wire terminal as you break these nuts free to avoid spinning the terminals and damaging the wiring in the process.
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This is also a good chance to make your ALDA adjustments
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Also a good opportunity to clean the inside of the intake manifold and crossover and block off the EGR valve.
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I still dont see the reason to mess with the EGR and adjust etc... I'll leave well enough alone and just replace the Glo's

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