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Glow Plugs & Controllers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by deadguy, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. deadguy

    deadguy Registered Member

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    I have a 1996 Chev Suburban k2500 with the 6.5 turbo diesel. It is time to replace the glow plugs and I think the controller. I am trying to find out what is best.
     
  2. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    kennedy diesel quickheats are a good way to go - particularly if you still have it set up as an automatic gp controller. can't help in regard to the controller - why do you think it needs to be replaced?
     
  3. deadguy

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    the dealer said that most of the time when the glow plugs go bad they short out the controller as well. Thanks for the info on kennedy the name came to me last night I have been trying to think of it for about a week.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i don't think that's true about it killing the controller. there's guys on here running bad plugs in one or two cylinders at all times. don't replace it till you need to. put new plugs in, then if they don't work, consider the gp controller.
     

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