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    Just changing glow plugs and there is oil all over the glow plugs. Is this normal?
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    er i would of thought diesel not oil maybe wrong though
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    What would this mean and 1 of the glow plug is tight what would be best wAy t get out as dnt wonna force it

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    They do tend to seize in place at times the metal and corrosion welds try some release agent on them to soak in.

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    It was thick black oil and when taking a glow plug out it was hard at first then went easy and won't come out now. I cudnt get to the 4th ecause of the turbo

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    dont like the sound of hard then easy & now wont come out! sounds like your on the way to stripping the threads!, caution time!!!!.

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    iv always been told , never touch a glow plug untill it fails. they last a longer than spark plugs.

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    Well they were very bad took about a minute to start car today and did not sound healthy for the car. And I changed 2 today

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny1992 View Post
    Just changing glow plugs and there is oil all over the glow plugs. Is this normal?
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    If you mean oil over the outside of the glowplugs and it is a CDTI 150 then it is likely to be leaking inlet manifold swirl flaps blowing oily soot over them.
    If you mean on the tips of the plug then that is a different matter as mentioned above.

    As these plugs tend to stick/seize perhaps rather than not touching them they should be removed each service and given a lick of copper grease and replaced?

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    its a 2.0DTI not CDTI and the oil looked to be all over the glow plug, only changed 2 and it has not made any difference, i changed the 2nd and 4th. the 1st was to hard to get to as i was freezing and did not want to do any more, and the 3rd one i think may have snapped :/
    Anybody know why there could be oil there and is it bad?
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