Steel Vs. Ceramic Glow Plugs?

Answer Steel and ceramic glow plugs for diesel engines provide similar ignition features. The type of glow plug used in diesels is particularly important in cold weather. The primary difference is the cer... Read More »

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How to Fix Glow Plugs?

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 »

How to Test the Glow Plugs on an F-250?

Most people are familiar with spark plugs, which create a small arc spark or charge when electricity is applied, thus driving gasoline combustion in an engine. Diesel engines, however, use glow plu... Read More »

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 Replace TDI Glow Plugs?

Unlike their petrol counterparts, diesel engine cars do not have spark plugs to induce combustion and start the car. Diesel cars, including TDIs, have to rely on compression to raise the temperatur... Read More »