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Glow plugs and head removal

Can a glow plug be left in the head or does it have to be removed before lifting the head out? Injectors are removed but I have one stripped glow plug still in.


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I've seen guys do headgaskets leaving the glowplugs and injectors in. I'm not going to lie I've personally left glowplugs and the harness in before.

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I've seen guys do headgaskets leaving the glowplugs and injectors in. I'm not going to lie I've personally left glowplugs and the harness in before.
Thanks, It's my first time removing heads on a 6.0 and wasn't sure if the glow plugs could be in. I really didn't see a problem as long as the head isn't dragged accross the block. But being a finicky as these things are you never know.Cheers, Don


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yes, don't set the head down on the glow plug or slide it across anything.

Normally you would want to remove the glow plug but obviously this is a different situation.
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Yes I'm just hoping I can easy out it so something. Glad I'm doing a head gasket and stud job. Hate to find this situation if I wasn't LOL. Hope it's not cross threaded by who ever put it in previously. Is this relatively normal for glow plugs?


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Honesly I can't say I've run across that but I imagine it would be very difficult to crossthread a glowplug.

Good luck getting it out
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Not to worry. I'm sure once I get the head off I'll figure something out quick looking at it. The bright side is it just increases the ole knowledge pool.


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Honesly I can't say I've run across that but I imagine it would be very difficult to crossthread a glowplug.

Good luck getting it out
You'll get a laugh out of this one. I must be losing it LOL. There was a piece of rubber left in the hole and the socket wasn't making full contact with the threads of the glow plug. When I got the head off and tipped it up took out the piece of rubber from the harness. Threads of the glowplug were perfect and voila out it came no problem. Ordered two new harnesses as they were pretty well shot anyway


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LOL......was thinking that as i read to the bottom of the post, thanks for the update.
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that's great! I love it when stupid **** like that happens and everything works out in the end, it's the story of my life
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