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    Went about changing them this morning. First one was fairly easy, but the second!!!! and yet this looks the easiest of them all!!! Problem seems to be the socket is turning on the plug. The first came out ok with the 10mm and this seems a very snug fit. Anyway I stopped before I did any real damage. My only other thought is the socket was not sitting properly on the plug. I used the car and it was fine. Will have another go tomorrow when the engine is cold. Any advice appreciated.

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    BE CAREFULL! the last thing you want is it to round off or snap off!, not unheard of !! if the socket wasnt on correctly or is not up to the job get one that is!. try it with the engine cold next time good luck.

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    Thanks, but engine was cold. Is 10mm the correct socket?

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    yes i believe so, try a Good 10mm on another plug,.

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    Cheers, I will post result tomorrow.

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    hello
    squirt loads of wd40 down the threads of the glow plugs get a knuckle/swivel joint ex piece i would do it while is warm not hot that you cannot work on it. dont do it cold things come loose easier when there is a
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    the socket is a deep socket?

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    I have managed to get the second plug out and left it at that. I have sent away for the proper tools to do the job on the other two as they are more difficult. From what I can see, I will need a 1/4 drive 9" extension and knuckle. I will also need an extended pair of long nose pliars (11"). A work light is also a good tool on this job. Expect to complete this Friday. I will post a new thread with a list of tools and advice.

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    Completed the change of glow plugs today. 1/4drive extension and 10mm deep socket did the job easily. I would also recommend the long reach pliers for this job, long screwdriver, a piece of sturdy wire and blu tac to get the last plug out! If anybody wants advice let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by st2malo View Post
    Completed the change of glow plugs today. 1/4drive extension and 10mm deep socket did the job easily. I would also recommend the long reach pliers for this job, long screwdriver, a piece of sturdy wire and blu tac to get the last plug out! If anybody wants advice let me know.
    Hi
    Any chance you can get some photos for me please?
    About where are they.
    Thanks a lot.

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