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Glowplug woes!!

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by 320pilot, Nov 29, 2017.

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    Advanced stuff buddy , keep us updated :D
     
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    Good luck- if you perfect something you might get some business from some indies on here!
     
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    The risk of what you are attempting is significant. there are PLENTY of mobile experts who do this everyday and have the tools and experience

    Is it a good idea.. when the risk could be a new engine if bits drop in and you don't notice. Or not much better, you end up needing a new cylinder head and 6 hours labour charge to swap it over?

    Have you asked why great independent garages with lots of experience call in a specialist ?
     
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    Where are the specialists you mention?
     
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    my advice is to consult with one of the good independent garages that advertise and contribute here for who they use
    I also don't know your location
    you try this on google (but a recco from this forum would be best idea...) mobile glow plug removal service
     
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    Oops- didn’t check thoroughly sorry, but I noted there are others- think the closest I saw to you was County Durham- still not all that close!
     
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    When I replaced mine I was advised to use De-block oil for a few days prior to removal. A piece of small dia tubing made sure I got right into the plug threads.

    I have them a spray twice a day before starting the car to ensure the fluid got a chance to get to work with a warm engine.

    I also left mine idling for a good while to ensure the engine was as warm as possible prior to remove.

    Hope your device proves sucessful.

    Kenny
     
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    Success....up to now!

    The small drill guides I made worked a treat and I was able to drill out the remaining electrodes to a depth that will allow me to remove the plugs in the normal fashion. I will admit to a certain amount of trepidation and heart in mouth feeling at the start!!
    I am now awaiting delivery of a removal kit, albeit a cheapy off Ebay but it does seem to have what is necessary for the next procedure. ie. drilling out the thread with the supplied stepped bit and then threading and removing the remaining tube with the puller as normal practice.
     
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    I’m liking it! Fingers and all other parts crossed.....:cool:
     
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    Total Success !!

    I am pleased to say that all has gone well and all six glowpugs have been replaced along with a new relay module and everything is working as it should. Even the drilling out of the old threads went without without a hitch and no damage was caused. All plugs replaced with copper grease, just in case it's me that has to remove them again!
    I acknowledge the doubters on here who stated that only MB professionals should attempt a job like this but with patience and planning anyone should be able to do it. This is not to say I'd want to do anymore in a hurry!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Apparently - if you mean the plugs Andy :p
     
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    Thank you John
     

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