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Fiat Ducato glowplugs
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userBillynomad
Posted: 8 March 2021 3:53 PM
Subject: Fiat Ducato glowplugs
 
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I have a 58 plate 2.3l Ducato 130multijet, I’m looking at having a go at replacing the glowplugs, has anyone on here attempted to replace the glowplugs? What is involved in replacing them in regards to stripping parts out for access to the plugs ?

Thanks everybody

Billy
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 8 March 2021 4:04 PM
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Welcome to the Out&AboutLive forums.

This earlier discussion may help

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Fiat-Ducato-2-3-Check-Glow-plug/56174/
userweldted
Posted: 9 March 2021 8:02 AM
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Can I ask why you are contemplating replacing them? Poor starting or warning light showing. On some models the glow plug light comes on if there is water in the fuel filter.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 9 March 2021 9:07 AM
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Yes, it would be very wise to be confident that the glow plugs NEED to come out before attempting that task.

This 2018 MotorHomeFun thread includes advice and warnings about the potential consequences for the over-enthusiastic DIYer

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/where-is-the-glow-plug.168759/

Also similar warnings on the Fiat Forum

https://www.fiatforum.com/ducato/433595-2011-ducato-2-3-multijet-glow-plugs.html
userweldted
Posted: 9 March 2021 11:25 AM
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Haven’t tried removing glow plugs from newer model as have yet to come across ones that have failed. On the older and I mean older models where the glow plugs were at the back of the cylinder head it was a less than 50% chance of getting all four out intact. Failure was caused by the relay sticking on too long and burning then out (blue box by battery)
userRedken
Posted: 30 March 2021 11:19 AM
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Front off to move radiator to gain access to throttle body. If a modified throttle body hasn’t been fitted nows the time. Bolt on egr valve pipe will probably snap off as will one of the 4 bolts holding the throttle body to the head. Strong chance one of the electrical connectors to the right hand glow plugs will be corroded. The 2 right hand glow plugs will probably snap off in the head. Most of this is due to water dripping from the scuttle over the years. So be prepared for the extra work, doable but a right pain. Noticed that eBay do a glow plug drill out kit for £29 and if you do it in the right sequence the head can stay on. Sorry to be a doom and gloom forecaster but best to know what could happen.
userwitzend
Posted: 30 March 2021 12:31 PM
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Redken - 2021-03-30 11:19 AM
The 2 right hand glow plugs will probably snap off in the head. Most of this is due to water dripping from the scuttle over the years. So be prepared for the extra work, doable but a right pain. Noticed that eBay do a glow plug drill out kit for £29 and if you do it in the right sequence the head can stay on. Sorry to be a doom and gloom forecaster but best to know what could happen.

PS If the worst does happen recently while visiting a garage they had a specialist mobile firm attend to remove broken glow plugs from a fiat you may find one in your area
usersilverback
Posted: 30 March 2021 7:48 PM
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bite the bullet and get someone else to do it!
Jonathan
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 31 March 2021 6:29 AM
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The original posting by ‘Billynomad’ was made on 8 March and that date was the last time Billy logged on to the Out&AboutLive forums. It seems fair, then, to assume that this thread has drawn to a close.
userwitzend
Posted: 31 March 2021 9:41 AM
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Derek Uzzell - 2021-03-31 6:29 AM

The original posting by ‘Billynomad’ was made on 8 March and that date was the last time Billy logged on to the Out&AboutLive forums. It seems fair, then, to assume that this thread has drawn to a close.

It's not just the original poster that gains information from a thread surprising what you can learn from the suggestions posted even when they go topic
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 31 March 2021 2:10 PM
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Billy (the original poster) posted an enquiry to the Motorhome Matters forum at 3.53pm on 8 March 2021 about glowplug removal. This enquiry produced 4 replies over the following 48 hours, but no response from Billy who has not logged on to these forums since his first and only posting. Then - 3 weeks later - the thread was revived, but still no feedback/thanks from Billy.

I accept that ‘late’ comments on a subject can be useful, but it has to be asked whether a thread should be continued with (or left to die gracefully) when an original poster apparently has no interest in it.



useronecal
Posted: 31 March 2021 2:20 PM
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Good point Derek,
Thanks to all who contributed their assistance that may help others in their quest to remove "glow plugs"
usersilverback
Posted: 31 March 2021 9:01 PM
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let it die Derek, well done

Jonathan
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