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I did my glow plugs today!!!

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Can Can, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My 83 6.2 has been getting harderto start over the last few months, so I checked my glow plugs the other day and found the five were burnt out!!!!![​IMG]

    I've heard the horror stories about expanded tips and near-impossible extraction, so I set aside an entire afternoon to remove and replace the damaged glow plugs. Well, every single plug simply unscrewed and slid out- no tugging, twisting or cursing. And no broken tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole job took half an hour[​IMG]!!!

    I just wanted to share this with you guys, just in case a few of you have glow plugs that need to be replaced. It might be easier than you've been told...............



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    I can second that, I have changed my glow plugs in my dorm parking lot in 30 minutes as well, then my baby fired right up!!
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    What kind were your old ones?


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    They were the factory glow plugs- AC G9s. I replaced them with an upgraded Champion plug. A few different guys told me to go with the Champions..........Apparently they have a good rep.............



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    Are they equal to the AG-11 or the AG-60? I wouldn't go back with the 9's...too many swollen ones...

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    I'm not sure what the Champions are equivalent to- My parts guy looked up a few different numbers and cross referenced them with the GM code, and said that the Champions were the same as the "new version" of glow plug that GM has for the 6.2.

    The number for the Champion replacements is - 177 CH77

    Another bonus is that they were $6 cheaper per plug than the GMs were[​IMG]!!!!



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