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Where are the glow plugs? (A3 2.0TDi)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by LSH, Nov 8, 2009.

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    [Nov 8, 2009]
    Hi all, as a novice to diesel engines, would someone be able to help me locate where the Glow Plugs are on an 8p A3 (2006)...?
    A picture would be very handy! :yes:

    Thanks in advance for the help,

    Luke
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    Remove the cam box and you should see them.

    Remove the single electrical plug and use a deep section socket to remove the heater plug.
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    out of interest why do you need to know, is it struggling to start after 3 years?
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    Mine came out with :

    15057 - Cylinder 3 Glow Plug Circuit (Q12): Electrical Fault

    Might have to change the glow plug I guess.

    Could anyone kindly supply the part number, and perhaps some pictures on where exactly to find the glow plugs?
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    Loads of modern Diesels throw glow-plug faults, mine did when I first had the car, it started fine and there is nothing wrong with it, since I had the fault cleared it's not come back. Infact mine was cylinder 3 aswell.

    If it starts fine then I wouldn't worry.
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    But what if it leads to a more serious error? Maybe I'm just paranoid but better safe than sorry.
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    Well it's up to you obviously but I think it's just a waste of money.

    Worst case scenario............car is hard to start.
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    [Nov 16, 2009]
    Mine threw up the similar fault...but the car sometimes does not like to be started again when warm, but is fine from cold. So I thought the best bet would be to switch the plugs around and see if the fault code changes (especially as the car is on 90k+ miles)?

    The car did throw up an engine management light a few times when I got it (which I believe could of been EGR related), but after again clearing it a few months ago it has not come back (light on dash). Could this potentially throw up a glow plug fault?

    Thanks again,

    Luke
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