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Glow Plugs

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by kev195, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. kev195

    kev195 New Member

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    I have a 1996 Disco300dti, with all this freezing weather i am having poor starting these mornings. Would there be a thread to changing glow plugs and is it relatively straight forward. You can probably guess I'm no great mechanic!
     
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    Do it.
    Buy GOOD glow plugs. Good ones are better than cheapos.
    Slobber coppergrease on the threads of the new ones.
    Ask a friend to show you how to do it.

    CharlesY
     
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    one tip:

    Get the glow plugs going, then again, then again... and then try to fire the engine!
     
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    Make sure your battery is in good condition - sluggish turnover will not start it immediately.
     
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    watch out when fitting number 4....the angle makes it easy to bend the element as it goes in
     
  6. kev195

    kev195 New Member

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    Thanks folks for responding to the glow plug thread.
    By the way would anyone know of a good Landy garage for my disco 1 over in NE London. I'm not sure if I want to wreck the engine on my first job under the bonnet:)
     
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