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Golf 1.6 diesel help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Darrell, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Gents,

    One of the guys at work has a 62 plate 1.6litre diesel Golf.

    A warning light came on the dash and has been traced via a code reader to read as 'cylinder 4 glow plug circuit/open'

    Any ideas please.
     
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    Glow Plug 4 has failed, the heating element is open circuit, i.e. broken.
     
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    Obviously needs to be replaced. Is it worth doing all 4 or is that a waste of time and money?
     
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    Depends on car age , mileage and number of cold starts. At 4 years old with average use I would be inclined to do all four. In general the longer they are left in the more difficult eventual and inevitable removal.:dk:
     
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    If the inlet manifold etc. has to be removed for access to the plugs (which is the biggest cost on the job), then get all 4 done.
     
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    When I bought glow plugs for the E250D , they were something like £1.20 each for Beru ones from Eurocarparts .

    It would be silly not to replace the lot - has anyone ever replaced ONE spark plug ?
     
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    On engines like the 616 or 602 with good GP access, I treat them like light bulbs - i.e. same variable lifespan.

    605 and 606 - usually a horrid job, manifold needs off, and they carbon up on the shanks.

    CDIs with the thin GPs?
    All I've removed so far came out clean, no thread problems. Not what i expected...
     
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