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    Got some new glow plugs coming which I picked up from a fellow member, how much trouble are these to change? I've heard horror stories on most Vauxhall diesel engines, and my dads 1.7 Astra h was left over night at Vauxhall as they had to soak them in a releasing agent and even then they thought it was going to need the head off and re threading"/ hopefully these aren't as bad?

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    Iirc i did mine with the engine warm n no probs good luck buddy
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    Just get engine upto temp and should be fine.

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    We get the customer to come in the day before and spray with a release agent (Some green stuff or other stuff) and then when they come back the next day remove them whilst the customer waits and the car is red hot.

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    Excellent so if I get some releasing agent? (wd40 any good?)

    Spray that a day before and then get the engine up to temperature and do them then?

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    Plus Gas is a good penetrating fluid.

    WD40 is better than nothing.

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