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quick glowplug question

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by lebowski, May 11, 2005.

  1. lebowski

    lebowski Registered Member

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    hey fellas, any harm in using 11g glowplugs with a push-botton, ford solenoid manual g/p setup? If this isn't a bad idea, how long would you let these plugs cycle for? I want a set of 60g's or course, but these 11's are brand new...piss poor prior planning on my part..should have done a manual setup and bought the 60's long ago. thanks

    -Bill
     
  2. Robert79K5

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    I had 9 gs in mine rigged up manually but I only let them cycle 3-4 seconds just like the controller would. Worked fine for a while but when I got around to swapping them out the ends of each one was mushroomed a bit.

    I would say yeah go for it but don't cycle long and swap them as soon as possible.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd just order a set of Quick heats and not take the chance of mushrooming the 11g's. The $75 or so will seem real cheap in comparison to trying to remove 8 mushroomed gp's.


    Rene
     
  4. lebowski

    lebowski Registered Member

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    thanks for the advice. I'll have to find some room in the budget for the right plugs. At least these new 11g's will be easier to remove then the old ones!
     
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    Hey robert79k5 how did u get the mushroomed plugs out??? I have 5 stuck!!
     
  6. Robert79K5

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    Step1. Cross fingers
    Step2. Unscrew glow plug slowly
    step3. spray lots of wd40 around glo plug (but dont flood your cylinder)
    step4. wiggle and turn glow plug very gently for a long time (a long set of needle nose pliers is helpful here)
    step5. go drink a beer
    step6. finish gently removing glo plug whilst praying to the god of your choice.
    step7. repeat process 7 more times. If need be supplement with more beer and praying.


    Seriously I was very patient and I think mostly just lucky.
     
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    I had 2 that were stuck. I pulled the injectors for those 2, held a shop vac to the injector hole in the head, unsrewed the glow plug and forcefully broke the glow plug inhalf. The shop vac caught the 2 broken ends.
     
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    Thanks for the helpful info!!!............ :D
     
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    Ah, stuck glow plugs :D Just brings back the memories!! Now I have 60's and manual setup, the only way to go!!
     
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    I just took the GP's out of the 6.2 going in my trail truck and 6 out of 8 were mushroomed, one was broken off and one was ok. There was no trace of the one that was broken in the cylinder, I guess its gone like a fart in the wind. The other 6, I ended up knocking the threaded end off with a hammer and fishing the broken tip out with a set of long needle nose pliers and a magnet on a stick. It worked well and went about as fast as I could expect.
     

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