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    Default What a complete disaster! Glow plug FAIL

    Went to change my glow plugs yesterday and it appears that some lovely mechanic (or other) has decided to cross the threads of one of them meaning it doesn't seat properly (sits higher than the others).
    It comes out and the thread ain't stripped so I should be able to salvage it.

    Luckily it's not the one that had failed so I will go ahead and replace the others and then when the warmer weather comes back take the head off and re-tap

    Such hassle for such a "small" job

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    Nightmare mate... i had a problem with one of my glow plugs where it just wouldnt come out no matter what.. in the end i had to smash it our lol...

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    Thats what I thought was gonna happen to me too, but no they all came out relativly easy. Even if the crossed one was a little tight

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    thats rubbish mate hope you get it sorted

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    Cheers bud, the car is reaching the 100k mark so it won't do any harm to have an inspection of the engine. Gives me a chance to clean out the inlet manifold etc. Will nurse the clutch (which is slipping ever so slightly) until then too and do the whole lot

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    i will be ok mate i have a dti to as you no they are solid my dads o2 plate 2.2dti is on 128000 and still goes like stink and runs like new

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    Totally agree with you, cracking engine just a pitty about the cars last owner

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    dont worrie about it mate its in good hands now i love my 2.0dti i could go get a cdti tomorow if i want just carnt bring myself to it

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    Again totally agree, too many potential problems

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