Glow Plug removal

Glow Plug removal from Price Bros Auto Engineering Ltd

By: Price Bros Auto Engineering Ltd  11/02/2011
Keywords: garage services, Glow Plug Removal, broken glow plug removal

A glow plug is a heating device used to aid starting diesel engines. In cold weather, high speed diesel engines can be difficult to start because the cylinder block and cylinder head absorb the heat of compression, preventing ignition due to the higher surface-to-volume ratio. The glow plug is a pencil-shaped piece of metal with a heating element at the tip. This heating element, when electrified, heats due to its electrical resistance. Heat generated by the glow plugs is directed into the cylinders, and serves to warm the engine block immediately surrounding the cylinders. This aids in reducing the amount of thermal diffusion which will occur when the engine attempts to start. An increasingly common problem with glow plugs is for them to seize into the cylinder head, when this happens it can cause the glow plug to break when attempting to replace them. Most garages will suggest that when this happens the cylinder head needs to be removed and sent to an engineering shop, which could result in a large bill. However here at Price brothers, using our innovative equipment and years of experience we are able to remove broken glow plugs without having to remove the cylinder head. We use different methods to remove broken glow plug which depends on how and where a glow plug breaks. The only difficulty we may have is when we encounter glow plugs which have broken off at the very tip. Once we have removed a broken glow plug we may need to heli-coil the cylinder head to repair the damaged thread. If you have access to garage facilities we can offer this service at your premises.

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