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    Default Buying Cheap Glow Plugs!?...

    I hope this is the right section for this...

    Mid January this year I was in the market for some new glow plugs. With them being such an expensive item I had a good rake through eBay and ordered a set of 4 unbranded plugs for the seemingly reasonable price of £30.

    They arrived a week later and were fitted on the 1st Feb. 9 weeks later 2 had failed and were replaced with Bosch parts. 4 days later, the other 2 failed!

    The moral of my story is unbranded glow plugs are rubbish and wont last! It's now cost me almost £100 in total because I tried to save £20 in January!

    If you're shopping for glow plugs, I'd recommend avoiding eBay listings with pictures similar to this:

    this is the box they come packed in (notice they're actually bigger than the packaging).

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    Thanks for the heads up. I was actually watching those with a view to buying next month so will avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave1701 View Post
    I hope this is the right section for this...

    Mid January this year I was in the market for some new glow plugs. With them being such an expensive item I had a good rake through eBay and ordered a set of 4 unbranded plugs for the seemingly reasonable price of £30.

    They arrived a week later and were fitted on the 1st Feb. 9 weeks later 2 had failed and were replaced with Bosch parts. 4 days later, the other 2 failed!

    The moral of my story is unbranded glow plugs are rubbish and wont last! It's now cost me almost £100 in total because I tried to save £20 in January!

    If you're shopping for glow plugs, I'd recommend avoiding eBay listings with pictures similar to this:

    this is the box they come packed in (notice they're actually bigger than the packaging).
    Real moral of the story, you get what you pay for

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    You certainly do!! lol.

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