glow plugs easy to change?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 18:24
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hi all,i need to change my glowplugs in my mk triton.just wondering where is the best place to buy them i.e. repco e.t.c. also how hard are they to do and is there any funnies with putting them in. i have an above average mech ability thanks to the old mans way of bringing me up(thanks dad).
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Reply By: Mal & John - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 19:51

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 19:51
My husband has changed ours on our 80 series Landcruiser, he said it is easy he just followed the 80 Series Manual
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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 20:19

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 20:19
Depending on the vehicle 20 to 30 bucks on average at any reasonable pare parts and as easy to change as a spark plug except you have to take off the connecting bar. Sometimes a carbon build up can cause them to be hard suckers to get out but if this happens once unscrewed grab with vise grips from top and twisting back and forth pull up and they will come.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:21

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:21
Hi Ryno
Should be able to pick up a set for under $100.00 (Bosch)
Make sure you use anti seize on the threads when you
put them in. Will help in the future for easier removal.


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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:33

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:33
Good Point Stephen with the anti seize. I had to have the head pulled off the old lux as the plugs needed replacing and had welded them selves in. Reasonable amount of $$$ just to replace glow plugs but needed doing. That was at 170k and hadnt been out before so from the factory. regards Steve M
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Reply By: AdlelaideGeorge - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 07:50

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 07:50
Hi Ryno

I removed and checked mine in the middle of the West MacDonnels after not being able to start my '98 Triton one very very cold morning. Got them all out and back in OK so changing them shouldn't be a problem.
The mechanic that changed them all back in Adelaide told me that the original ones (and the ones in mine were) had a very short life and there was an updated replacement that lasted longer. I remember they weren't cheap though-I think he said he couldn't find an after market replacement either. Don't be too surprised if they are quite expensive.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 08:26

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 08:26
if you ever get stuck again, you can carefully pour very hot water across the connecting bar, wait about 10-20 secs, and it should fire up.
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Reply By: snow - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 17:06

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 17:06
Try for a price at least, no affiliation etc just had good service from them inthe past and they delivered for the same price last time I used their service...
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