TD glow plugs

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Chris Peddie
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TD glow plugs

Post by Chris Peddie » 19 May 2001, 17:49

Hi all,
Is there any easy way to get glow plugs out of a TD or special tools etc? I'm finding it extremely hard to get at the first two (timing belt end). Is it really necessary to dismantle everything in the way?
Cheers,
Chris

andy hannett
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Post by andy hannett » 20 May 2001, 00:14

When I replaced the glow plugs on my Xantia TD I cursed those "designers" at Citroen.
In answer to your question, a five minute job on any normal car takes several hours on the Xantia.
Good luck and happy cursing!!
Andy

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Post by JohnD » 20 May 2001, 17:07

Hi Chris. - I know what you mean! We have four XUD's in our family stable and each one has it's difficult glowplug. One of them needs a supply pipe removing, but all of them has the pump in the way for plugs 3 and 4. I find a combination of a 12mm deep socket and a ring spanner usually gets there in the end. Don't however rely on an open ended spanner. Good luck!

Jon

Post by Jon » 21 May 2001, 13:40

If your car has intercooler over top of engine, remove same first.
Then use 1/4 inch drive 8mm socket to remoce 8mm nut on top of glow plug.
Then get deep 12mm socket on 3/8 drive rachet (if possible) to remove glow plug itself.
Come out really easily then.
Jon Wood
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