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Old 05-26-2011, 03:42 PM
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What Brand of Glow Plugs are best for 7.3 Powerstroke?

I am going to have my injectors upgraded to stage 1s. I plan to replace the glow plugs since I have the valve covers off. I have two questions really.


1. What brand of glow plugs work best in our trucks? I see there are a bunch of different brands of glow plugs out there. I am guessing Motorcraft but, I may be mistaken.

2. While I'm at it, should I change my valve cover gaskets or wiring harnesses for the injectors? My truck is a one owner (me) and has 80,000 miles.

Is there any other parts I should have on hand or replace while I have the injectors out?
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Beru / Motorcraft (OEM) are the best to use.
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Beru / Motorcraft (OEM) are the best to use.
They are the only ones that should be used
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They are the only ones that should be used
well......unless you dont mind seized plugs lol
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Thanks guys!

What about changing the other stuff I asked about?
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the gaskets are reusable, but if you have any broken UVCH clips, or missing rubber boots on them, replace them while you are in there.
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Got it!

I guess when I take everthing apart I should be able to more easily tell what I need. I also need to send my chip to Tony to be reburnt for the stage 1 injectors and the Stealth SRP1
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Hum............ I saw these on Ebay. Is there any credibility to what they are saying here about glow plugs that heat up faster and are 100 degrees hotter? Take a look, what do you think?

Ford 7.3 Diesel Powerstroke Glowplugs Glow Plugs 95-03 | eBay

However, these are the ones I will probably order. Are these the right ones?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...Q5fAccessories
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the second link is the ones to get
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Do not use aftermarket glow plugs. The tips can swell causing them to break off in the head when you try to remove them. Stick with the OEM stuff.
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