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    Guys, looking for some help.

    Went to replace my glow plugs and 2 have snapped before the screw head and are now stuck. Had bad is this, I know this is bad, can anyone give me advice.

    I've no idea how to take the head off the engine.

    My car is a vectra C 1.9 CDTi (150) Z19 DTH engine

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    Just reading another thread, I thought it would be a good idea to replace these on a cold engine not a hot one, guess this was my first mistake

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    Oh no mate. Should have asked mate I could have done it for you...

    Hot engine and lots of plus gas..

    So... Is there anything left on the glow plug above the head that you can grip???

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    there is on one but not the other

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    Well... It's possible then that my irwin tools may grip the one that's got something above to grip... And the one that is not, maybe possible to remove with a stud extractor, but not always possible as they can snap too.

    Happy to try for you mate.

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    I can't drive the car can I? Will it run really rough

    There is this company

    http://www.threaddoctorservicesltd.c...r-services.php

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    It will run fine. Will throw a spanner light but will be ok. Glow plugs only used on cold start anyway..

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    Ok, shall I put the 2 new ones in and forget about the other 2, what you doing tomorrow

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    You will need to install the glow plugs so you don't have a hole otherwise you will have no compression...

    Tbh it maybe woth having a chat with a company like you linked... I would hate to muller the ends even more so it can't then be removed in situ... Make sense?

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