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    Angry Nearly killed the old girl me thinks

    Well due to some starting problems i decided to change my glow plugs today..

    I took out looking from the front from the rite side plug 1 & 2 and went on the 3rd and it snapped
    the 4th and that snapped to

    So the car starts and runns ok but with some sort of as i can only decribe as tiss tiss tiss v small sound as its running i think the 4th plug is lettin pressure out a little.

    So whats the situation now men??

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    You're bu66ered m8,either head off or drill and tap only if you can get all the swarf out of the cylinders,good luck..........

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    as glen said its a new head jobbie

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    I managed to get a sheared off spark plug out with some easyouts before now. just be careful not to drill right through them.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    As they are glow plugs i will have to snap the top connection off to apply easy outs. But i think this mite cause the glow pice to fall in the block.

    My friend thinks its easy to take the head off and just replace but with new gasket and bolts???

    I have no IDA!

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    not too difficult to remove / replace, what's the torque down procedure?

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    update people!!

    I took the car to a local fixers!
    I got the old fffffffffffffff. Gonna be a few quid that son!
    I will work out the cost of parts and labour and call you back with the price.. £600 at least.

    Ye well if its that much i will try myself and if all goes peet i will get a used engine and have someone replace it.

    Away i went---

    I have managed to drill out the old snapped plugs and banged an old screwi into the hole and twist out.

    Would be a good how2. I will write one up i think.

    Job's not done yet i need to replace my Turbo, Manifold and Heat covers.
    Then crank it (with my eyes closed and fingers,arms,leggs and B+@+s crossed) hoping that nothin major has fell in..

    I was also told that if the piston is up and scrap has fell in the engine it will only end up at the bottom of the engine and do no damage as its soft compound and v. small pices. But as most people know if 2 are up 2 are down

    We will see in the next two days as i will be putting it all back together..

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    Good luck mate, hope it's ok.

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    Sounds good so far,hope it starts without any problems......

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    Just out of intrest Andy is yours a 2.0 or 2.2 DTI

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