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Old 01-20-2012, 10:26 AM
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Hi i have a 2006 2.5TD Ford Ranger doing aprox 20,000 a year.
I had glow plugs changed about 8 months ago, think they need changing again ,is this a common problem,

any ideas
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:27 AM
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WHy did you change them in the first place? Why do you think they need to be changed?

Need more info.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:30 AM
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I want your TD!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:12 AM
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aren't glow plugs supposed to go 100,000 miles before changing?
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:22 AM
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aren't glow plugs supposed to go 100,000 miles before changing?
More than that if the maintenance is performed correctly.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:34 PM
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Where are you from (Country)?

Really you dont need to use it unless it is really cold out. Say like below 35 degrees maybe.

20K miles is really soon to change them. They are not like spark plugs that need changed every so many thousands of miles.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:30 AM
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Hi i have a 2006 2.5TD Ford Ranger doing aprox 20,000 a year.
I had glow plugs changed about 8 months ago, think they need changing again ,is this a common problem,

any ideas
thanks

Glow Plugs? Is changing glow plugs every 8 months a common problem...........are you serious?
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:58 AM
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:53 AM
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Sorry, i'm in uk, we use it in the cold weather as you would a choke .
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:59 AM
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But why have you had to replace them so often? There is a problem some place in the system if this is the case. And if a mechanic said they need to be changed every so XXXXX amount of miles he is lieing and you should stop listening to his advise.

And glow plugs are not like a choke, they warm up the combustion chamber so that the compression stoke will compress the fuel enough for it to be ignited when starting.

How long does your glowplug wait light stay on?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:06 AM
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AS Kyle said sounds like a mechanic is giving you the run around. Once you hit the ignition switch over you should only hold it for 2-3 seconds. That will be long enough to get it started.

There are some trucks that we service that have original glow plugs. They have over 100K miles.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:14 AM
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AS Kyle said sounds like a mechanic is giving you the run around. Once you hit the ignition switch over you should only hold it for 2-3 seconds. That will be long enough to get it started.

There are some trucks that we service that have original glow plugs. They have over 100K miles.
My SD has 127K on the clock and them plugs are just fine.

Hope the OP gives a lil more information.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:55 AM
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My SD has 127K on the clock and them plugs are just fine.

Hope the OP gives a lil more information.
Being from Wisconsin I'm sure you use yours often.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:56 AM
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your a diesel tech arent you myke
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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Being from Wisconsin I'm sure you use yours often.
Every start between the months of Oct-April. HAHA. I keep mine plugged in too. That helps, ALOT!
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