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how hard are glowplugs on a idi?

just trying to get input on how hard glowplugs are to replace on a IDI.

i did mine on my 95 turbo 7.3 and it was easy for me, i cant imagine a idi would be harder but i wanted some input before i commit to doing the job.
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on a idi, they are on the outside in the vally. so its easy. but gotta remove the intake tho.

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On a N/A IDI. Pull intake. Take 3/8 socket and slowly untighten. If they are swelled, they might break off. Do not force it!

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Intake doesn't have to come off, air cleaner yes. Glow plugs have a 10mm head, a 1/4 drive medium length socket (deep well will work also) w/ a swivel and 6" extension works best. If they are swelled, Mac tools and I'm sure others make a kit to help pull the plugs, it's a pain the *** to use, but it beats pulling the head. I can change a set of plugs in a half hour or less as long as none give me any problems. I highly recommend a coating of neversieze on the plugs also.
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i'm pulling my head tonight

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Well this sucks I do not recommend pulling the head....

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why are you pulling the head? head pullin in these trucks are not fun.

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i blew a hg

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that sucks. get pics since i havent seen the heads off on a idi yet. ours is still running lol. (but not starting well)

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