Troubleshooting Glow Plugs?

Answer Glow plugs are generally used in diesel vehicles instead of spark plugs in order to start the compression process that diesel vehicles use to start the engine. It is vital that the glow plugs are i... Read More »

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Troubleshooting Glow Plugs on a 7.3 Diesel Engine?

The 7.3-liter diesel engine is equipped with glow plugs, which work much like a regular gasoline engine spark plugs. Glow plugs begin the warming process for the diesel engine, raising the internal... Read More »

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 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 »