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post #1 of 32 Old 10-05-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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replaced the glow plugs

Yea and I will never do it again,what ever they charge to do it is worth every dime,I have never in my life had this much trouble installing something,the valvecover bolts on the back near the firewall are unreal,can't see them barley feel them and without a double swivel it's not possible to remove them,got lucky getting the drivers side back in but can't start the pass side,my son-in-law is coming over this afternoon to put it in ,he has smaller hands and more patients.dam what a headache that was. getting those old plugs out was a pain also,god bless the diesel mechanics who work on these things because I can't.

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i remember that nightmare. i tried to forget about it.........

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well man they do it the easy way they just lift the cab off the frame to work on them it take um like 45min to and hour to get the cab off and then its smooth sailing...

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well man they do it the easy way they just lift the cab off the frame to work on them it take um like 45min to and hour to get the cab off and then its smooth sailing...
i thought that was the 6.0's?

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well man they do it the easy way they just lift the cab off the frame to work on them it take um like 45min to and hour to get the cab off and then its smooth sailing...
on a 7.3? ummm>>>>>>

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i thought that was the 6.0's?
it is

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There is ZERO need to even think about pulling the cab, I personally think glow plugs are a piece of cake. As long as you use the right tools and take some stuff off you can get to all the bolts without much trouble at all

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I didnt think it was too bad of a chore. Done them twice now.

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I still have one valve cover bolt I can't get in passenger side firewall,just can't get it started,I lleft all the other bolts loose but it dosen't help. Man this is a nightmare.

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Do you have a wratcheting wrench? and did you take the little vacuum box off the side of the heater core?

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i agree it took me about 4 hours

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