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Glow Plug Tips and Tricks

Tomorrow Im going to replace the glow plugs in my truck and Ive never done them in a DIT 7.3. I tried to search for a thread that already had this info but i couldnt find one. Any tips, tricks, info, and a general walk through of what needs to be done would be appreciated. Thanks

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I just did mine last weekend and you have no idea how nice it is to have a truck that starts in temps below 20 without being plugged in for 3 hours first. It starts right up now!!! Anyway, I looked and found a how to by posted by Maintain. Its a pretty easy job really, good luck.

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Not in the link that I saw but I just broke them loose + a couple of turns and stuck a piece of vacuum hose on them and turned them out with the hose. Mine came right out with no sticking, hope yours do too. If the hose gets oil in it and starts slipping either clip a 1/2" off the end or just spray some carb cleaner thru it and it will grip again.

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About how long has it taken everyone to change a full set?

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Last time I did glow plugs in a superduty 7.3 it took maybe two hours, biggest pain is getting to the rear valve cover bolts and taking crap off, thats the most time consuming.

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I had about 2 hours in mine too, it's a pretty easy job as long as they come right out.

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yeah i would say that it takes about 2 hours. make sure you use a 1/4 drive 10mm socket to take the glow plugs out. a 3/8 drive sockets get wedged in there and is a PITA.
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If youve never done it allow 3 or maybe 3.5 hours, and yes the passenger valve cover is a PITA!

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