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Wellman glow plugs? how good are they?

hey guys/gals. I contacted a diesel performance shop through ebay that had a good deal on Wellman glow plugs. i sent them a message to ask them if they sold motorcraft plugs, and they responded "no, but the Wellman plugs are WAY better than the motorcraft." I am just curious if anyone knew if they are of better quality and durability? I am trying to avoid having another swollen plug stuck in the head. thanks in advance

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WAP plugs are ok. I haven't heard of any busting in a powerstroke. Call Jim Rose. He carries them.

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WAP plugs are ok. I haven't heard of any busting in a powerstroke. Call Jim Rose. He carries them.
alright, thanks dirk. I know I can always trust your advice. does Jim also carry the uvc harness and vc gaskets?

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I doubt it. He'll probably tell you to call powerstroke shop. They sell pig tail kits for the OBS.

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Motorcraft is what I have been told is your best bet
thats what i heard, but i figured i would ask since this particular preformance shop said wellmans are WAY better. perhaps just because thats what they sell

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I use motorcraft, but I would use WAP plug in a pinch.

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I use motorcraft, but I would use WAP plug in a pinch.
sounds like a plan, thanks

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thats what i heard, but i figured i would ask since this particular preformance shop said wellmans are WAY better. perhaps just because thats what they sell
Of course they are way better, becuase thats what is in their shelf and what they are trying to sell. I just took out my old glow plugs and they are Motocraft marked "Beru Germany" and I am replacing with motocraft marked "Beru Ireland" they cam out just fine, so I will stick with motos regradless if there are swelling issues with others.



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Let me be perfectly clear in this thread......

I have NOT heard of a WAP plugs swelling in the head more so than ANY OTHER plug. Like all glow plugs, they do go out. At what rate? No clue.

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