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Glow plug - Experience
« February 05, 2018, 16:42:44 »
Hi,
it's a few days that I have noticed a difficulty of the engine to turn on in the mornings when is cold. Now it the mornings the temperature outside is -3 to +3. I think that maybe the glow plugs of my i30 diesel 2013 start to worm out but I am not sure. The battery of the car is one year old and is good condition. Also the car's engine turn on easily in the afternoon. Have you experience this problem and have u ever changed glow plugs?

Also it does not appear any orange glow plug icon  on the screen that stays for some seconds to be sure for the problem.

I will appreciate your experience in this issue - problem.

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« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 16:57:08 by chris_i30gd » »


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Re: Glow plug - Experience
« Reply #1 : February 06, 2018, 01:04:48 »
Hi, Chris. The orange dashboard indicator is slaved to current flow in the glow plugs, which might be suggesting that the glow plugs are not getting the current to 'glow'.
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« Reply #2 : February 06, 2018, 02:20:40 »
Hi, Chris. The orange dashboard indicator is slaved to current flow in the glow plugs, which might be suggesting that the glow plugs are not getting the current to 'glow'.

Is there are specific fuse @The Gonz ?
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« Reply #3 : February 06, 2018, 02:50:38 »
Is there are specific fuse @The Gonz ?
I've never needed to look, but I'll see what I can find.
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« Reply #4 : February 06, 2018, 03:01:04 »
:link: Embarrassing question - how do I remove glow plug fuse? might help, but our techs may be able to make better sense of it. For instance, no glow current might cause much greater starting difficulties, or the logic driven by a glow plug's temperature sensor somewhere may be the culprit.
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« Reply #5 : February 06, 2018, 10:45:28 »
My mistake in description of the problem. On the dashboard the glow spark icon appear for a sec and it then  disapear. But it does not stay after the engine starts. So the car does not indicate problem in the glow sparks. But the morning start is difficult and it takes 3-4 secs for the car to start!
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« Reply #6 : February 06, 2018, 13:34:23 »
My mistake in description of the problem. On the dashboard the glow spark icon appear for a sec and it diisaper. But it does not stay after the engine starts. So the car does not indicate problem in the glow sparks. But the morning start is difficult and it takes 3-4 secs for the car to start!

You never get that inducation in the dash about the glow plugs. If the car is difficult to start and it then run rough for a few seconds it's very likely one or more glow plugs is dead.
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« Reply #7 : February 09, 2018, 15:39:40 »
Problem fixed. I went to a car mechanic friend of mine. He took out and test the glow plugs and all 4 were dead. The car does not produce an error code when all the glow plug are not working. I bought 4 new denso glow plug and is fine now. So when the battery is ok and the car does not start easily
 in the  cold days of winter, will  need new glow plugs. Cost near 70euro
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« Reply #8 : February 09, 2018, 16:41:30 »
Good result. :victory:
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« Reply #9 : February 09, 2018, 18:39:49 »
As we suspected.  :goodjob: Good price too if that included testing and swapping them out.   :cool:
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Re: Glow plug - Experience
« Reply #10 : February 10, 2018, 06:08:39 »
The price was 70euro for denso glow plugs
+ 35euro  for  both front brembo  brake pads 
and 30euro for the work to test and change all the previous :)

About the glow plugs, the i30 gd don't have and icon that shows the problem when they are burned.
So can understand  that you have all 4 burned glow plugs if the car int he cold does not turn on easily
and when is turned on it smell from wrong burn of the engine is bad :)



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