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    Glow plug troubles

    Hey guys

    So the last month or so i have been having some troubles with my glow plugs, most times when i turn the ignition the glow plug light turns on and then off in a second or two and my car wont start, so i have to do this 5-10 times in a row to get the car to start.

    When i finally get the car started it blows heaps of white smoke and run roughly for 20-30 seconds, then sometimes the light stays on for 5+ seconds and the car starts no problem.

    I was thinkinf is there someth I ng wrong with the glow plug system or could i need new glow plugs?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Damo

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    The green glow box in the driver kick panel can play up some times when they start to get long in the tooth. I had that issue in the donor car that I used to do my TB42e to TD42t conversion. I set up a manual glow system via a switch on my dash so I can glow it for as long as I like. It's a simple setup and it works without fail.
    '96 GQ TD42t

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    Thanks for the reply, is there any possibility of heating the glow plugs for to long and causing damage to the plugs?

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    Also i had found these on ebayuploadfromtaptalk1462361568302.jpguploadfromtaptalk1462361577569.jpg worth trying these out or just go the manual way? I like the idea of not having to pay an arm and a leg for glow plugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian.thomas View Post
    Thanks for the reply, is there any possibility of heating the glow plugs for to long and causing damage to the plugs?

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    To be honest I'm not sure. I once left my glow plug switch on & it quickly flattened my battery. It didn't seem to do anything else though.

    Quote Originally Posted by damian.thomas View Post
    Also i had found these on ebayuploadfromtaptalk1462361568302.jpguploadfromtaptalk1462361577569.jpg worth trying these out or just go the manual way? I like the idea of not having to pay an arm and a leg for glow plugs

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    I replaced mine with a fresh set of Bosch/NGK (cant quite remember which brand). I figured that I use them every time I start my car so I wanted them to last. I just used the existing relay & manually wired it to a switch.
    Last edited by Chappy; 4th May 2016 at 09:08 PM.
    '96 GQ TD42t

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    I guess you could have a push button to eliminate the chance flatting your battery

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    The glow plugs on the tb42 are 12 volt aren't they? The ones in the 2.8 are 6.5volts so i think i have to change the relay? Might be wrong though

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian.thomas View Post
    The glow plugs on the tb42 are 12 volt aren't they? The ones in the 2.8 are 6.5volts so i think i have to change the relay? Might be wrong though

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    Push button is the smartest idea. That's what I had originally but the button fell apart so I've gone to a switch for now. TD42 are 12v yes. I'll send you a PM mate.
    '96 GQ TD42t

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    Cheers

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    Hey guys

    So i finally got around to fixing the glow plugs. Running td42 glow plugs with a push button hidden under dash, was easier than i thought it would be. Starts first time every time now!!!!!

    Thanks for all the help guys.

    Cheers Damo

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