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Old 08-27-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Neil Paxman
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Glow plugs

Just had my series 3 serviced and she's come back with a problem she didn't
have before. Turn the ignition against the spring to get the glow plugs
working, and no orange light. Thought it might just be a dodgy lamp, but
whereas before she started on the button, with no delay, I now have to turn
her over for an age before she starts. So its not just the indicator light.
Anyone have any ideas where to start looking?


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Old 08-27-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Glow plugs

Neil Paxman wrote:

> Just had my series 3 serviced and she's come back with a problem she
> didn't have before. Turn the ignition against the spring to get the glow
> plugs working, and no orange light. Thought it might just be a dodgy lamp,
> but whereas before she started on the button, with no delay, I now have to
> turn her over for an age before she starts. So its not just the indicator
> light. Anyone have any ideas where to start looking?


Since it has just been serviced, it is likely that the wiring to the plugs
has been dislodged, but it is also possible that one plug is burnt out,
which assuming it is the earlier series setup (I think all S3 were as
built, but could have been changed) would mean none are working. Start with
a visual inspection of the wiring, then use a test light or meter to check
where the voltage is getting to.
JD
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Glow plugs


"JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
news:43105722@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Neil Paxman wrote:
>
>> Just had my series 3 serviced and she's come back with a problem she
>> didn't have before. Turn the ignition against the spring to get the glow
>> plugs working, and no orange light. Thought it might just be a dodgy
>> lamp,
>> but whereas before she started on the button, with no delay, I now have
>> to
>> turn her over for an age before she starts. So its not just the indicator
>> light. Anyone have any ideas where to start looking?

>
> Since it has just been serviced, it is likely that the wiring to the plugs
> has been dislodged, but it is also possible that one plug is burnt out,
> which assuming it is the earlier series setup (I think all S3 were as
> built, but could have been changed) would mean none are working. Start
> with
> a visual inspection of the wiring, then use a test light or meter to check
> where the voltage is getting to.
> JD


Alternately take it back to the blighter who serviced it and gave it back to
you with a fault!!

Peter.


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Old 08-27-2005, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Glow plugs

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"Neil Paxman" <neil_paxman@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Just had my series 3 serviced and she's come back with a problem she didn't
> have before. Turn the ignition against the spring to get the glow plugs
> working, and no orange light. Thought it might just be a dodgy lamp, but
> whereas before she started on the button, with no delay, I now have to turn
> her over for an age before she starts. So its not just the indicator light.
> Anyone have any ideas where to start looking?
>
>


You should be able to see the coiled wire that forms the glow plug
resistor under an elongated U-shape bracket. It should be mounted
to the left of the engne (looking from the front) mounted on the
bulkhead.

I'd hazard a guess that the garage has had a spot of bother getting
it started and had the glow plugs on so long that it has bunred out
the coily thing - hence no light and no glowplugs.

Richard
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