CAR Glow plugs

Glow plug: common defects and their signs

  1. Carbon deposit formation
    • Troubled engine start is possible.
    • Glow plug warning light can be active on the dashboard.
    • Gray smoke from the exhaust pipe is noticeable at cold engine start.
  2. Deformation or damage of the tip
    • The power unit doesn’t start on the first try during cold season.
    • The engine work is unstable at start.
    • The engine doesn’t start in some cases.

How to replace glow plug?

Averagely glow plug service life is 60 000 - 80 000 operational kilometers and it depends on vehicle operation conditions and car fuel system condition. Unserviceable component is not subject to repair so it is replaced. Even if only one glow plug is faulty, specialists recommend to replace the whole set.

DIY diagnostics and replacement of glow plugs is rather difficult. That is why you should contact a service station if component defect signs have appeared. Performing such procedure requires professional equipment and car maintenance skills. Often, a special test bench is needed to define faults, and in case of breakdown of all glow plugs their control relay needs to be checked. Tightening torque of a new component, which is specified by the car manufacturer, should be observed when performing the replacement. Moreover, mounting procedure for new glow plugs varies for cars of different models and depends on special features of the engine installed.

Always replace the whole set of glow plugs.
It is advised to replace the glow plugs before the winter season starts.
Average operational lifetime: 60 000 – 80 000 km.

Types:

  1. By type of connecting terminal:
    • threaded;
    • solid.
  2. By coil material:
    • metal;
    • ceramic.
  3. By coils quantity:
    • with a single coil;
    • with a double coil.
  4. By heat range:
    • cold;
    • medium;
    • hot;
    • very hot.

Glow plugs Information

Spark plugs provide a failure-free operation of any car engine. This is a unique mechanism that is designed to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the internal combustion engine. When a spark passes between the electrodes, the mixture is ignited. This part also has another name – spark ignition plug. It is used in all ignition systems: contact, contactless and even electronic one. All spark plugs have a single construction: contact pin, central electrode, insulator and body. Setting of quality spark plugs has a number of advantages. First, there is a significant reduction of load on the engine.

Therefore, this improves his work both when the engine is idling and it is cold. Second, the torque increases throughout the range of revolutions. At the same time flexibility and dynamics of the engine are significantly improved. And the most important fact is that the fuel consumption and the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere are reduced.

The main cause of early failure of the plugs is contamination with products of incomplete combustion or increase of the spark gap because of wear of the electrodes.

In this case, a decisive influence on the performance of the plugs provides technical state of the vehicle engine.

In addition, the spark plug failure can lead to failure of the other elements of the ignition system, for example, distributors cover, coil, etc. This is the reason why it is necessary to replace the defective plug. Also, it is important to use only that plugs that are recommended by the carmaker. If you can not buy an analogue, you need to follow two main conditions: the plugs you want to install must be close to standard in size and thermal characteristics.

How is it possible to reduce the consumption of gasoline and increase the engine power? How to ensure the stable operation of the spark plugs in different conditions? Buy quality spark plugs at moderate prices in our online shop. We will care the delivery to be fulfilled in the shortest possible terms. In assortment of our online shop you can also find other car parts, like ignition coil, ignition module or air filter.

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