On or around Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:24:22 +0200, "Graham Carter"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>> I have not been charged for glow plugs at any of my services, so I can
>> only assume I've had the same ones for the last 60,000 miles. Perhaps
>> I should just get them changed anyway; it's probably cheaper than
>> getting them checked.
Glow plugs last until they fail. They're not, AFAIK
, a service item.
>Glow plugs are probably most likely. However, do you park onj a slope with
>your engine pointing up the slope? Mine at the moment takes about 10
>seconds to start if I do this - park the other way round, it starts on the
surely this would apply in warmer weather too? if it's a recent symptom
only in cold weather, I'd still go with glow plugs. It's quite possible to
have an engine that starts fine without plugs, and then the temperature
drops about 3 degrees and it doesn't.
You can test 'em, as someone says: pull plug, connect fattish wire (a jump
lead is good) to the top, connect other end of FW to battery +, grab plug
with pliers and rest the metal casing on battery -. should take about 5
seconds to start glowing at the tip. You hold it with pliers 'cos it gets
hot (if it's working) and be careful where you put it down afterwards.
sender on the solar collector on our roof says -9.3 C tonight.
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