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Glow plug article at TheDieselPage.com

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Danno, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.62-65-dieselpage.com/reviews/02GlowPlugs.htm>http://www.62-65-dieselpage.com/reviews/02GlowPlugs.htm</a>

    For those of you who are interested in this sort of thing, they talk about the AC-60G glow plugs, and the Kennedy's "Quick-Heat" plugs. Nice pictures of the two as they heat up during one of their tests.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
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    In a somewhat related topic... For those who are interested, my manual setup with the 60Gs is still working perfectly after a month. The truck starts happily now, even if the temp is in the single digits all night and the heater is not plugged in. In fact, I don't even plug it in anymore...

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    I can report the same thing. I switched to AC-60Gs a while back when I was having starting problems.

    I never plug the truck in, and it starts easily now. I also have a manual GP system, but hopefully I'll get the newer style controller this summer and get rid of the manual only system.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
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    How do you setup the manual switch? My glow plug contoller works fine when the engine is cold, but when it is bearly warm the gp's don't come on, I have to short out the relay.

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    That's pretty much what the manual GP system is. I've got a bad controller, and the previous owner never fixed it. I bought the truck with a push button on the dash for the GPs.

    I'm going to fix that, though.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
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    What type of push botton is it, I know it has to be able to handle some power.

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    I used a ford starter solenoid to replace the stock relay and then a push-button switch zip tied to my steering column to switch the solenoid. The switch doesn't have to handle a lot of current, the relay does that. Total cost was under $10. I have a more detailed description in the thread for the message "Cold starting problems..."

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    I believe you can use a normal 12 volt switch to energize the relay.

    1984 GMC Jimmy 379 diesel, 700R4, 3.73s, 31x10.50 x 15
     

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