Glow plugs on Xantia TD

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Robbie
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Glow plugs on Xantia TD

Postby Robbie » 05 Feb 2002, 13:54

My Xantia isn't starting well in the morning when it's cold, assuming this is the glow plugs, fitting the first one looks tricky as it's blocked, is it ok just to fit the other three only, or should you not do that and wouldn't help anyway? You will have noticed I know very little about deisel engines but seeing prices on the net of £110 for Citroen to fit them seems a bit steep when I can get them from my local store for £25 and do it myself.
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Postby iancook2000 » 05 Feb 2002, 15:18

Robbie
If it is the glow plugs (quite likely) then, in my experience, you can get away with changing only 3. I've done it twice - once on a ZX TD and, recently, on my C15D van. It starts with a bit of a chug on 3 pots but a SMALL amount of throttle has it running sweetly on all 4 in a matter of seconds. From then on it's fine.
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Postby andy hannett » 06 Feb 2002, 01:26

Robbie,
I recently changed the glow plugs on my 405 which basically has the same engine. It is usually recommended that all four are changed to avoid the problem as above.
You will have to "EASE" the fuel lines a little and probably disconnect them from the injectors. Do not move them too much as they will split, but a little movement should allow the use of a long extension.
The job is not as tricky as it first seems and good luck <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>.
Regards
Andy
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Postby Colin » 07 Mar 2002, 03:07

I managed to change all four,but it is not easy,small spanners,small fingers did it for me.I expect being an electrical fitter for some years was of some help!!
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