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Question on Glow Plug timing

Someone told me that you can burn the glow plugs if you leave the
key on without starting the engine. I understood that there is a time
associated with the glow plugs and they would only stay on for a
controlled time depending on the ambient temp. Anyone know for
sure what the story is?
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i would say no you won't burn them up heck i leave my key on all the time, and when your vehicle runs your key is on. I'm pretty sure(95%) now a days on our trucks glow plugs are just for the intial fire, once it runs it doesn't use the glow plugs. hope this helps

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i would say no you won't burn them up heck i leave my key on all the time, and when your vehicle runs your key is on. I'm pretty sure(95%) now a days on our trucks glow plugs are just for the intial fire, once it runs it doesn't use the glow plugs. hope this helps
Glow plug operation depends on a few parameters that the PCM monitors, but they can stay on for up to two minutes IIRC.

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alright, but they won't stay on forever like i think lefty was thinking

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