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Hi could someone give me advice on changing glow plugs on my s type sport v6. I had a look and know where they are but just not sure best way to get them out. Thanks

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Welcome to the club, Chris.

 

Changing glow plugs is not the easiest of jobs, apparently.  I say "apparently" as I don't get oily hands any more,  but I did find a diagram on a web side called fixya, but I have since checked the site and someone has removed it.

 

You have located the plugs, and the basic instruction is to go carefully.  If you look back on the s type forum - about December 2013 - you will find some advice from members who have changed the plugs.

 

I will continue to look around and let you know what I find.

 

My s type is a 2.7D SE, and a couple of months ago I had the Terraclean process done on the engine and it has made quite  a difference to both performance and mpg.  The process costs circa £125 and could well be cheaper than replacing 6 glow plugs, as it cleans the fuel system thoroughly.

 

Regards,

 

Peter. 

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Peter 

 

 

Thanks have you been able to find out any more information many Thanks 

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Hi Chris,

 

I have had a good look around all the websites I know, plus a few more, and I am not finding very much.

 

One little piece of advice I saw was not to replace them unless you really have to.  The diagram and detailed pictures I saw on fixya seems to have got erased in the last 8 months, and as fixya is a USA site there is not a lot there as diesels are not very common in the USA.

 

I have tried You tube and there appears nothing about glow plugs in the S type.

 

There is a company in Enniscorthy that supplies kits for glow plug work but they are for professional mechanics and very expensive.

 

If there is not a specific problem with the glow plugs on your S Type sport I would not be inclined to change them, but rather use on the the cleaning procedures that now exist which can clean the plugs without removal.

 

I will keep on looking.

 

Peter. 

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