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    Default Tools required for 2.0DTI Plug Change?

    more specifically i'm wondering what size socket i need for the glow plugs to remove them, however having only done this job once on an escort i'd like any advice i can get as it was a pair last time!

    I understand vauxhall glow plugs have a knack for snapping so i'll use a generous amount of plus gas before getting them out and warm the engine, and i'll copper grease the new ones.

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    Vehicle : Signum 2.0 DTi

    Trim : Elegance/Elite

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    Tooling wise i used 10mm long reach socket a foot long extension bar and a ratchet , for the ratchet i used the smallest one i had so as not to put to excessive load on the g p
    also best to remove the engine cover and turbo return pipe on top of manifold .
    In addition its best to warm the engine up as well before starting,

    note you can only use the extension bar on three of the g p,s the fourth one under the turbo pipe can be done just by going direct with socket and ratchet.
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    cheers mate, so a deep 10mm socket and extension bar - got it.

    Sounds straight forward, touch wood!

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    as above 10mm socket - i would use the plusgas for a few days beforehand and on the day your going to change the glowplugs get the engine HOT.

    If they wont budge leave them as i snapped 1 last week and to get it fixed is going to cost £750

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    Im having a problem with mine at the minute, 3 are changed, I just need to get a knuckle (I think!?) for the last one as we cant get to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyvec View Post
    Im having a problem with mine at the minute, 3 are changed, I just need to get a knuckle (I think!?) for the last one as we cant get to it.
    If its the plug under the turbo intercooler pipe - its easier to undo the pipe and move it out the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzy2006 View Post
    If its the plug under the turbo intercooler pipe - its easier to undo the pipe and move it out the way
    That's what I did. Also taking off the heatshield over the turbo (3 bolts) gives you quite a bit more room as does loosening the plastic cable guide that the glowplug cables come out of (remove the bolts and it can move about quite a bit).

    As above though, the main tools you need are preparation, care, and patience.

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    Yeah, we moved the intercooler pipe (I say we, I mean my Dad) but the tool he had wouldnt reach, he said it needs an extension or a knuckle or something (my knowledge of these things is as minimal as anything)

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