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Changing out glowplugs

Do the valve covers have to be removed to get to the glow plugs on the 7.3?
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Yes thay have to come off

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here is the r&r procedure from the repair manual.

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i think most of my valve covers bolts were 1/2 inch socket, but the back bolt on both of them was 13mm just a tip. i kept wondering why i couldnt get it off lol

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I'm sure you'd find they're ALL 13mm

You can force a 1/2" socket, it's slightly undersized, on most 13's if you have a good "straight shot" on it (or a cheap worn one). But if you're working blind and relying on "feel " alone, like those VC bolts in the back, it can make using one difficult....
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