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Glow Plug Fitting

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Funkyfin2000, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Funkyfin2000
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    Hi guys,

    Anyone got a guide for fitting Glow Plugs on an a4 avant 1.9tdi quatty.

    Ive ordered some bosch ones as per my other thread.

    Are they the four things on the right hand side of the engine borrowed in to the head?

    Where are the injectors?

    Rich
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    I'll dig one out for you later. The glowplugs will have a wire going to them, whereas the injectors will have a high pressure metal fuel pipe going to them.
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    Whats your engine code? and do you know if they're metal or ceramic plugs?
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    NP I'll look tomorrow now buddy, I've just finished a set of night shifts and am off for some shut eye.
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    These glow plugs look fine, they are not too bad to do, yes they are on the right hand side of the cylinder head with a black electrical connector going to them. I think the no 4 glow plug is a bit harder to get at with the fuel filter there but overall ok to do. I remember this time last year it was really cold and i had trouble starting mine, it wouldn't catch first time and ran lumpy for a bit and that was down to 1 faulty glow plug. It didn't put a fault code in my ecu , it was all clear and now replaced its been starting and running 100% even in minus conditions. I think you are doing the right thing changing the glow plugs first.The injectors on the pd are inside the cylinder head, you carn't see them from the outside, they are generally quite reliable, but the looms do cause problems causing misfires.Let us know how you get on.
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    Thanks guys really really helpful!

    Will my long reach sparkplug remover work to get them out? so I need a size 10? 12? ratchet?

    And Its best to get the engine really hot and maybe overnight spray round edges of the plug with WD40 I presume.
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    AVF has metal glow plugs.

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    Thanks guys all changed over. The 4th one by the fuel filter was a bit of an arse on Christmas eve to do!

    Its certainly stopped the problem of the non starting!

    I still have the lumpyness though and smoke out the back of the car of a start in the morning :(

    See my other thread! HELP!!!!
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