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Old 09-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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!^@%$!#!! Glow Plugs!!!!!!!!!

Changing the glow plugs today- sure enough, one gives me a hard time. I sprayed the heck out of it with WD-40. Put the vice grips on it had it moving- vice grips slip off plug falls into the engine. I have a buddy with a small camera and magnet going to attempt to get it out- has had luck with it before. Anbody else got some ideas before the head gets pulled?
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pull the injector for better access????
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Vise grips fell into the engine?
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what fell into the engine..a piece of the gp? were they swollen because they were off-brand? mine came out pretty easy, just got it loose and used a piece of tubing to slip over the end of the gp to turn..no wd40 or vice-grips needed.
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Are there glow plugs that are better then OEM?
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Are there glow plugs that are better then OEM?
Best bet is Motorcraft GPs made by Beru. Shop ebay for a deal. Avoid Autolites, etc. due to swelling issues.
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Best bet is Motorcraft GPs made by Beru. Shop ebay for a deal. Avoid Autolites, etc. due to swelling issues.
i agree on that. motocraft gp's are what i just installed as well

as far as your gp that broke off? I would remove injector and the injector cup, before I would remove the head. I believe that you have to have a special tool to install new injector cups not sure on that though. I just did injector orings on mine and you can get them at Napa, package to do 2 injectors for $10.00 ( dorman brand ) good luck
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:37 PM
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I forgot to add this piece of info- these glow plugs are motorcraft (beru). The new ones to put back in are motorcraft. Didn't get a chance to work on it today. Will keep updating.
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the GP are cheeper at international....... if you havent bought them yet
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:02 PM
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Update- pulled glow plug out with magnet through injector hole. Got truck running tonight.
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