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Changed glow plugs now has a bad noise!

Changed glow plugs on the drivers side of a 7.3l and it started right up but rattled like hell. so i shut it of and the check light is on. Going to try and get the codes on it but and ideas on what might have happien?

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When you pulled the GP's, oil that was sitting on the head drained into the cylinders and gave you a somewhat hydro locked symptom. Since it started it would've cleared out rather quickly. To be safe, get your ratchet n socket and turn the engine over by hand multiple times by the using the bolt that holds harmonic balancer on. Then start it up.

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