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P38 Glowplugs bad/good

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Larsern, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. Larsern

    Larsern Member

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    During a headgasket change 18 months ago I changed the glowplugs with brand new Delphi plugs.
    After cold start problems when the temperature has come down the last month I decided to check the plugs. 3 plugs of the 6 were dead. Measured and tested with 12v, no resistance and no visual damage.
    Luckily I still had some old Beru plugs lying around. A quick swap and the motor is starting on the first rev.

    Anybody with some similar experience with the Delphi plugs?
     
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    Mark Piercy Well fumbled member.... Full Member

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    I always go for Bosch, Delphi are better for filters, even their suspension components are middle of the road!!!;)
     
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    Bummer, :( wish I hadn't read that, just had 4 Delphi plugs delivered ready for fitting next week. :oops::oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Just change whats bad... then you wont feel the sting so much, or put new in and keep the good ones back
     
  5. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Had Delphi on mine for years with no issues. In fact I probably ought to be thinking of replacing them.
     
  6. N2O

    N2O Active Member

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    Use only BERU for this engine, they heat up much faster than bosch junk.
    Genuine ones are BERU.
     
  7. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Just finished putting Beru on mine and what a difference. One cycle of the glows and the starter barely moved before she caught and ran, and that's after sitting on the drive for over a week without moving and it is bl**dy freezing out there!
     
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    I haven't got a clue what makes fitted to mine as they were in the car when I got it 10 years ago my, might be about time to find out but not quite at the moment as still not allowed to do anything I am getting very very bored:(
     
  9. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Probably Beru from Land Rover. I won't be putting anything else in mine if they last as long as the last lot.
     
  10. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Just put this up on another thread but putting a copy here for when people search.

    The part number for the Eurocarparts website is 438110135 (RR P38A, M51 engine). £16.49 each before the discount code is applied. If you haven't got a discount code, get one! Normally there's one for the weekend. Failing that ring them up and they'll sort you out. With discount they're £66 the set.

    The Land Rover part number is STC3103.

    On the Beru website they show as GN013. http://beru.federalmogul.com/en-gb/e-catalogue/vehicle

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  11. brianp38dse

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    Noted thank you, for when I do need to change mine:):)
     
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