E300TD Glow plug problem

minijohn

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Hi

No1 glow plug on my 97 E300TD is turning but not unscrewing from the head. It's just as far down as all the others (i.e. it's not unscrewed at all)

If I put it back together , will the plug blow out of the head or do i need to get it sorted properly

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John
 

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Unlikely to blow out, I drove around in my old e300 with a couple of snapped glow plugs in it, but I didn't value the car much as it was very high mileage. The glow plugs are often a problem with the 606 engine, if you do a search on here you will come up with plenty of threads about them.
 

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if its turning it sounds like its stripped the threads in the head, in which case its possible it could blow out! if it were mine, id avoid using it and get it sorted properly. as Simon stated above, this engine is known for having plugs seize in, snap etc.
 

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They usually snap between the threads and the hex - the threads will almost certainly be in place.
 

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now ive re-read the op description, youre quite right Number Cruncher and Simon! my humble apologies! i thought the whole thing was turning in the head! :Oops::Oops::Oops:
 

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Hi

My advice would be drive away at it, If it ops out just replace it.

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thanks

Hi Guys

Thanks for the replies.

I think I'll leave it as it is & just see what happens. I can't help thinking that if it's jammed enough to snap the plug or strip the threads then it's not going to blow out when it's running. Even if it does, I'm no worse off than I am now !!

I'll just make sure my breakdown recovery is paid up to date ...:)

John
 

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easy way to check if its snapped is to hold the hex head and if it turns and the top of the plug does not it is snapped
 


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