How to Change Glow Plugs Without Them Snapping?

Answer Diesel engines are unique in the automotive world, in that they do not use an ignition system to ignite their fuel mixture. A gasoline engine utilizes a timed spark, delivered at the precise moment... Read More »

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How to Change Glow Plugs?

Diesel engines are designed different than gasoline-based engines. One of the most significant differences is diesel engines have glow plugs instead of spark plugs. Spark plugs create a spark that ... Read More »

How to Change the Glow Plugs on a BMW 318?

The BMW 318, also called a BMW 318d, is a diesel engine vehicle which requires glow plugs. Just like any other part of an engine, the glow plugs can go bad, malfunction, break or just get old. Fort... Read More »

How to Change TDI Glow Plugs?

The TDI is a diesel version of Volkswagen's best selling car in America, the Jetta. The combustion efficiency of a diesel engine is greatly reduced when the engine is cold, so glow plugs heat the e... Read More »

When to Change Glow Plugs?

Glow plugs for diesel engines warm the engine block so that your diesel engine can begin running. If your glow plugs aren't working properly, you won't be going anywhere. Therefore, it's best to ch... Read More »