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Old 11-23-2010, 07:07 PM
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Question Should I do all 8 glow plugs?

I tested my glow plugs, on the drivers side, I have 3 that test open and 1 that tested at 11 Ohms. On the passenger side, I have 3 that test between .5 and 1 Ohms, and 1 that tested 4 Ohms. Is it worth taking the valve cover off on the passenger side for that one? I am guessing if I change the 4 on the driver side, truck will start pretty easy? I guess I could always do the 4 this week, and see how it starts after that. Would I be hurting anything to leave the passenger side as is with one bad if it starts easy after doing driver side? How long should I expect it to take to do one side? any hints to make it easy? my truck has 163,000 miles, should I replace the gasket also since I am in there? do they wear out or get brittle?

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yep. always replace them in a set.
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do them all, and only need the gasket if you break it/it is bad. let us know how it goes.
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Do them all at the same time.
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It took me 6 or 7 hours, but I finally got my glow plugs changed , now truck starts on the second attempt instead of the 20th or 30th. The little breather thing on top of the driver side valve cover, what size or where do I get the orings for that? mine are all stretched out and need replacing, the guy at the parts store could not find a part, and when he took me back to look at all the orings, they were all round, none of them had a triangular cross section like the ones that were there. Do I have to go to the dealer to get this part?
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got mine at the dealer for 2$ for both
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