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Author Topic: which glow plug  (Read 3622 times)

Offline pabinlove

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which glow plug
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:45:12 PM »
i have recently found that i have one dead glow plug, the car was struggling to start so checked with a battery charger on each plug and found it, i have bought some on ebay but the filament is longer haven't put them in
but i was wondering is there a standard length? the plug is the same in every way to the old one except the filament it's 30mm long and the old on is 20mm. is this a modification or do i have the wrong one?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2012, 01:49:20 PM by pabinlove »

Offline Mirez

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Re: which glow plug
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 10:06:19 PM »
Different plugs have different lengths to adjust where they sit within the chamber -

Your 115 is a an AUY engine and uses 21mm plugs
The 130/150 is an ASZ, ASZ1, BTB engine and uses 30mm plugs

Given the length of the new plugs it would seem they are for the 130/150 engine and not yours. The angle the plugs enter the chamber should mean it wouldn't make that much of a difference but to be on the safe side they should be exchanged.
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Offline pabinlove

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Re: which glow plug
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 10:37:15 AM »
thank you for you advice you are a gem thank you most kindly, have a few more questions to ask but not able to yet as just checking the car to make sure it's the right bits that are not working again many thanks



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