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    Question Position of glows

    Hi all does anyone know if the glow plugs should all be in line or do the two outer plugs screw down more than the inner two? Just noticed my two outers screw in further hence sitting lower, is this correct?? 1.9 sig 120 8v cheers

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    sounds odd- I'd assume if they would all be inline- unless they follow the shape of the engine and that isn't 'flat' so to speak.
    Did mine on the dti and although I thought the were all tightened right down- I had a close look and 2 were not down tight so i gave them an extra couple of turns- which sorted it.
    If they are working then i'd leave them be until they need changing, as they tend to be kind of cross threaded after fitting and self seal anyway (form what I saw on mine).
    I'm guessing whoever fitted them probably didn't want to risk snapping one off so eased off the tightening when they really started to bite.

    HTH :-)

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    I just changed them last week but the old ones were sitting the same way. The two in the middle r as tight as I dare go but still sit 3 or 4mm higher than the outers?

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    If they are sealed and not leaking dont worry about it.

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    That's the thing mate I am having problems with the car taking ages to start in the morning or after work and wonder if this has somthing to do with it? So I need to know if the position of them sounds correct.

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    did you try putting some anti seize copper grease on the threads before turning them in?? also once they start getting tight it is a good idea to unwind them and regrease and re insert them.
    that was advice from a darts mate of mine who is a mechanic in Luton. It worked for me :-)

    HTH

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    Take them out and test them on the battery they should glow for 3 seconds no more or they melt.

    Wire brush up the threads and a smear of copper slip on threads put them back in if ok.

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