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Old 11-21-2008, 10:17 AM
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glow plug life?

I know a set of glowplugs are only good for so long but whats the life on them. Im asking because i was just recently informed by my dad that the g.p.s are the originals in my truck so there 12 years old! now im somewhat concerned bc ive heard horror stories if you leave one set in too long they get stuck and the head has to be removed! anyways this has my dad worried too he thought you never had to change them. AND gives me ANOTHER good reason to do my stage 1 injectors I keep babbiling about
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Im not sure of the life on them but 12 years is definitely overdue and if they are the stock morotrcrafts I think you should be safe as far as swelling, now you just have to get those glow plugs and injectors out and get some stage 1s
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bump anybody else have an opinion?
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go ahead ant replace them, u don't want to be stuck on a very cold day and the truck wont start. put the stages 1's in
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What are stage 1's ?
I Googled it, but didn't come up with anything.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:13 PM
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Stage 1s are stage 1 injectors, they flow 160cc instead of the stock 90cc resulting in a lot more power when used with a custom tuned chip
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What are stage 1's ?
I Googled it, but didn't come up with anything.

Dave
stage one injectors.


I would change them and not worry, its the aftermarket ones that can swell



Do it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:20 PM
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As far as I know I pulled out OEM motocrafts out of my truck with no issues so that would be 240K or 8 years, no signs or swelling or anything, 1/4 turn the broke looses and was able to spin them out, the pull out with my finger tips.

So getting them out shouldnt be an issue but the truck starts amazing now that I have new glows in.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:41 AM
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Replacing your GP's wouldn't hurt at all, forget what these guys say lol Stage 3's!

J/k, carry on.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:50 AM
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Is it still worth replacing the glow plugs if the resistance tests ok? I tested all of mine last winter, and they were all within spec (.1 - 2.0ohms). I'm not trying to stop you from doing it, just wondering if it makes that much difference in starting?

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