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    is it to change the glow plugs on my vec cdti (150) any tips welcome thanks fellas
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    is it to change the glow plugs on my vec cdti (150) any tips welcome thanks fellas
    From what i have read the 150 is easy it's 120 like mine which is a pig.

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    Look easy buddy... My long sockets should get them out...


    Reason we need to change these BTW is Chris is getting a spanner in the morning on a cold start and the code is Glow plug general fault..

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    just heard horror storys about snapping them in the head gulp!!!
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    We will spray plus gas around them first mate and see how they feel.. Reckon they will be OK..

    Also - aparently its better to do on a warm engine as the metal is hot

    issues are when people try to change them on a cold engine aparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntSSSS View Post
    We will spray plus gas around them first mate and see how they feel.. Reckon they will be OK..

    Also - aparently its better to do on a warm engine as the metal is hot

    issues are when people try to change them on a cold engine aparently
    pray
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    Deffo need a 9mm deep socket... WD40 and a warm engine block... I had the same glow plug fault as you and found 1 plug measured open cct.. so I changed them all for good measure... Once fully undone each of my plugs were quite stiff to extract and I dropped one down the back of the engine when it popped out... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbojetset View Post
    Deffo need a 9mm deep socket... WD40 and a warm engine block... I had the same glow plug fault as you and found 1 plug measured open cct.. so I changed them all for good measure... Once fully undone each of my plugs were quite stiff to extract and I dropped one down the back of the engine when it popped out... lol
    im worried really worried lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    im worried really worried lol
    Then take it to a garage and let it become their problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    im worried really worried lol
    Dont worry Chris... easy peasy!



    We will have it done it 10 mins Warm engine + Plus Gas + 9mm DEEEEP socket = Job Done

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