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Thread: replacing glow plugs, but oh no,one tip broke off and stayed in there

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    lyndoch south australia

    replacing glow plugs, but oh no,one tip broke off and stayed in there

    As i was replacing GP the main body of the plug and the "tip" parted company. The threaded centre "bolt" twisted off about level with top of glow plug hole, so there was nothing really to grab hold of to try and ease it out. ????????????????
    IDEA,,,,,, Replaced other 5 GP ,,,,,, cranked engine over hoping compression would do the trick but no,,,,,,,
    Replaced bus bar ,connecting GP to heating current,,,,,, fired engine up as per usual, fired on 5 for a few seconds ,then #6 cuts in.
    WHAMO. whats left of the GP bounces off the underside of the bonnet and disappears somewhere into the neighbors paddock.
    I give a huge sigh of releaf,,,,,,,,was looking like a head off job.
    Time for a beer ,,,,,, NO STUFF IT ILL HAVE A CHAMPAGNE

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: replacing glow plugs, but oh no,one tip broke off and stayed in there

    Good one, I hope it didn't damage the bonnet too much

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