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Old 06-04-2014, 11:10 PM
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mathilda goes from bad to worse.

so im at the gas station ...filling up tilly ..
go to restart her she dies right there.
its like she lost all power...and each time i waited for the glow plug lights to go out the power got worse..until finally the radio died..lights etc.
so i got jump...drive back to the garage...
i look at the tachometer its going all over the place..plunges down then goes high...the engine did not seem to do anything different...seemed to have good power...shifted normally etc.

the car has new glowplugs
new battery
new alternator
my glo plug relay is still taking a long time for the gp light to go off
and i never actually here it click off.
will this kill my battery.
i didnt drive it very far

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:40 AM
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Sounds like you need a new or good used glow plug realay. If it sticks on it'll run your battery down right quickly.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:06 AM
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Agreed. Fix the glow plug issue.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:58 AM
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Agreed. Fix the glow plug issue.
From all indications, that just isn't the answer that the OP wants to hear.

tilly is so hot her glow plugs wont turn off.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:32 AM
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The first thing the OP needs to do is rig up a test light across the glow plugs to see at a glance what they are doing.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:08 PM
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no i understand i need a new one
i was just making sure.
tilly gets what tilly needs...

i will also check each glow plug...they are new..but i have messed them up with this debacle

thanx guys
your knowledgable input is always appreciated.

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