GQ TD42 Glow Plugs

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 09:40
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My diesel was a bit slow in starting after the glow plug light went out, so I replaced all the glow plus and the problem still exists.
I there any settings in the glow plug control unit i can adjust?
Advise please

Linga Longa

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Reply By: crfan - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 12:11

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 12:11
No you cannot adjust it Did you change the fuel filter about the time you noticed this problem ?
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Reply By: crowe - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 13:06

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 13:06
Linga Longa,

next time your in the car ready for cold start turn iginition on, the glow light goes out in a few seconds but if you listen carefully (no rafdio in background) you will hear the glowplug relay cut out after about ten seconds (faint click noise) and the lights on the dash get get a little brighter, once this happens try turning it over. I think youll be pleasantly surprised to see it start nearly instantanouesly. This is what i found with mine anyway. If it works you'll probably be thinking did i really need to cahnge those glowplugs afterall??

crowe
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Follow Up By: David N. - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 14:08

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 14:08
Yes, I agree.
In virtually any diesel with glow plugs the lights are the minimum time for a start. The Glow plugs stay on for quite a few seconds after the light goes out. In colder weather wait longer and you find it starts much better. (even a few extra seconds helps.)
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Reply By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 16:12

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 16:12
Same prob as Cwroe . Same anser as Cwroe . Try it ,it works .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 21:40

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 21:40
You'll find if you turn the key halfway between ignition and cranking there is a manuel position where the glow plugs will turn on, you'll hear the relay click on.
Try that, failing that check the glow plug timer, behind the kick panel on drivers side, maybe swap with a mates to eliminate that problem.
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Reply By: Member - Roger - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 23:24

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 23:24
Gday,
When it is cold I always glow the plugs twice to be sure to be sure. The vehicle starts easily 1st time.
Regards,Dodg
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Reply By: Linga Longa - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 07:33

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 07:33
Thanks to all those who responded - thankk you . I now leave the glows on for about 5 seconds after the light has gone off. Starts immediatly
Lona Longa
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