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mjt

Glow Plugs For 1.8Tdci

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So I did my glow plugs back in December 2012 hoping that it would short out my cold starting problem but it didn't.

So now in December 2013 my battery started to fail. After much hunting and research I changed the old 72amp battery to a 76amp model which has now completely fix the problem. I got the battery from Ebay for I think £46 delivered

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Diesels do need to be spun over fairly briskly to generate enough heat to fire up so batteries and starters, together with good clean tight electrical connections, are critical areas. These obviously become more so as the diesel gets older and more leaky.

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Different engine bay to mine. I think you will find your glow plugs under the oil filler plastic. I can see the injectors so your plugs are near by, there is one per cylinder 4 linked together with 1 red wire which bolts down to each glow plug.

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Hi all! I really need to replace my glow plugs, I have them ready a waiting but obviously would like to avoid the ridiculous price to fit... So I have a 57 plate tdci focus but no idea where they are does anyone have pictures of the location of them??? Please help me!!!!

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Ps 1.6 tdci!

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No pictures in the haynes manual but heres a guide on how to remove them:

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Thank you ever so much will try and get it done this week and get back to you!!

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Hi, right here's the deal I ended up taking car to garage and they have snapped one of the glow plugs... Great!! But are they liable for this?? Or do I have to fork out myself?? Next consideration I have been told to drill the glowplug out that is stuck, specialised job, but they have to take the head out!! Which is £££'s! Does anyone know of another way of getting it out?? Assuming I shouldn't by drive it?? It's snapped off right at the end say 10mm of it left in there! Ps1.6tdci ford focus 57plate! Thanks!!

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surely then much accept some responsibility. But how you get them to pay or do the work is another matter...

I had escort tdci 1998 the cam belt shredded the teeth, breaking the cam shaft etc

So I had a local firm put a new head on the engine and I was back up and running

Then one day I decided to change the plugs only to find 1 was broken off in the head.....great and thanks guys!!!!

I got some metal fabricators that were working onsite one day to weld a nut on the end of the snapped glow plug but that just twisted off..

In the end the car ran well for another 10,000 miles and then I got shot of it

I not sure if driving on 3 plugs is bad for your engine, I'm sure someone will let us know... I'm also sure someone said that the compression is enough the ignite the diesel fuel but I don't know if that correct.

all the best and good luck

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Thanks for reply. They have offered me a new car for the same price in the view that they'll fix mine and sell it and no one will lose anything. I'm happy with this as the car had 35000 miles less on it and I need a car for work! So I shall no longer be a ford owner!

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I've got this engine and mine need changing. How likely are the old plugs to snap off

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I have removed a few glow plugs over the years, given that I've never snapped one (touch wood) I would be confident the chances of you removing them without hassle are quite good.

Don't force them, if need be give them a spray with some penetrating spray. If they still don't want to come out under moderate pressure then as I've advised on here before it's time to find someone who has a Sykes Pickavant (or other brand) vibro gun. It's pretty much an impact gun with 4 low levels of torque designed for this kind of application. The vibrations it produces along with a little torque are usually enough to remove stubborn plugs.

Finding someone with such kit might not be so easy and given that I'm 500 miles away it ain't gonna be me lol.

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Can I ask what's the best sockets to use on a MK1.5 TDCI(LYNX) glow plugs. I have all 80mm deep sockets but i have seen specialist glow plug sockets about. There ain't a lot of room to work in

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Unless it's really tight, where you need a long socket with a knuckle/UJ I think all these so called specialist sockets are a waste of time.

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