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Old 02-22-2004, 03:42 PM
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I once owned a Ford diesel pickup and a replacement glow plug I bought from the dealer was made by (you guessed it), LUCAS.
A plug from a dealer was made by Lucas? How long ago was this?

I've always bought Motorcraft plugs, and they have always been made by Beru...fortunately, Autozone has them for only a dollar more than the Autolite garbage, and the Beru plugs are the best you can get for the Ford IDI's, unless you want to pay $30 per plug for a constant-duty plug
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:02 PM
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It was quite a while ago, Warden. Maybe '94 or so. Maybe Ford learned the hard way to stay away from Lucas?

By the way, other than a Delco alternator that I installed, all the electrics on the Healey are Lucas. They don't seem to be a problem and are simple enough for me to rebuild if necessary. I think that was the case with most '50s Brit cars. The people that had trouble were the ones who didn't do their maintenance as they should have. Later Lucas items were worse IMHO.

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Old 03-01-2004, 12:50 PM
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I just saw this post because I was away for 7 weeks.

I'm glad to see that others agree with my "don't fix if not broken" ideas. If I have any suspicious GP, I.E. one that has a resistance higher than the others, I connect it directly to the battery and observe the glowing tip. If its a bright orange, I consider it OK.

Of course any GP that reads infinite resistance is almost always bad, the only exception being that there is an open circuit in its connecting wires when testing resistance thru the connector that plugs into the GP relay.

As far as the GP in the 603 series engines, I would replace the GP with new only in the cylinders that the intake manifold must be removed to service those GP. I would still use the older GP in the other cylinders that the GP can be serviced easier.

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Old 03-01-2004, 10:29 PM
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Lucas refrigerators are the reason that the English drink warm beer.
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:51 PM
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I just saw this post because I was away for 7 weeks.

I'm glad to see that others agree with my "don't fix if not broken" ideas. If I have any suspicious GP, I.E. one that has a resistance higher than the others, I connect it directly to the battery and observe the glowing tip. If its a bright orange, I consider it OK.

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This is kind of the way I've been testing GP over the last 20 years except I've always used a good battery charger. This way I eliminate the potential of having a battery explode in my face and the showering battery acid making rags of my clothes.
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:14 PM
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lietuviai,

Good safety thought about using a battery charger instead of connecting the GP directly to the battery.

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