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Question glow plugs

I’m thinking of changing out my glow plugs on my 2001 f250 (7.3) this weekend. I read up on how to change glow plugs and it seems fairly easy. Does anyone know if I need to take any rare step before opening my valve covers? How long should the job take me? What brand should I use? Does any one know if you-tube has videos which shows the process of changing F250 glow plugs?
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sweet, do i need to do anything with fuel? how long did your job take?

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nothing with the fuel. took me alittle over 3hrs the first time, bout 1/2 the time on a friends truck. Alot of bsing the 1st time around. getting the pass. valve cve off was the worst of it. get a 6" lenth of 1/4 inch hose. when you get the gp loose, you want be able to pull them out completely, the socket wonr clear teh rocer. Slip the hose over the gp, and turn it the rest of the way out, same with installing. Not a bad job, take your time, relax, climb off the truck for a few minutes, drink a beer...start back.

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sorry for teh misspelling.........you understand what I'm saying

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When you are referring to using a hose, do you mean that sometimes the socket don’t work all the time or only half of the gp’s come off?
Thanks for the advice chuck/Goose.
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No, the glow plug is a complete unit, they dont come apart. The position of the glow plug, causes the socket shoulder to wedge itself under part of the rocker arm when you loosen it, and you cant remove the scoket or plug. Once you get the gp loose, take the socket off of it, and slide the rubber hose onto it, then spin it the rest of the way out.
When your doing this, youll see what i'm talking about. I used a 1/4 inch drive deep socket, you want get a 3/8 drive in there.

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yup use a 1/4 in drive 10mm deep well socket, not bad. just make sure that once the glowplugs are out to turn the motor over (with glow plugs out) to clean out any oil that got into the cyls
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