How to Fix Glow Plugs?

Answer Glow plugs are the diesel equivalent to spark plugs for gas-powered engines. Unlike spark plugs, glow plugs do not generate an electrical spark. Instead, they heat up slowly until they glow, hence ... Read More »

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What Are Glow Plugs?

The construction of an engine varies depending on what kind of fuel is going to be used. This means that engines using different fuels vary widely in the parts they use, even if the construction pr... Read More »

How to Tell When Glow Plugs Are Going Bad?

In a diesel engine, glow plugs function similarly to spark plugs. While spark plugs create a spark, a glow plug heats up. The heat causes the plugs to glow, and that is where they get the name glow... Read More »

How to Remove Glow Plugs?

Glow plugs are what diesel engines use to ignite fuel in the engine. Rather than use spark plugs, a diesel-fueled engine relies entirely on compression of the air/fuel mix for combustion. However, ... 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 »