Tim, I have that diagram. Do I have to remove other things like fuel lines etc? Also are the special pliers for glow plugs really necessary?
JUST THE ENGINE COVER TO GAIN ACCESS-- A THIN WALL SOCKET IS BEST AND THE PLIERS MAKE THE REMOVAL OF CONNECTOR VERY EASY
I can't even get a socket near the glow plugs at the moment.
and spray the glowplug base with a penetrating oil before removal-- you are correct-- if they break -- it becomes a MAJOR repair and headache
my guys usually remove the intake to gain more access
There is a long tube running the length of the engine. It has little connectors running from it to the injectors. That tube seems to be blocking the access to the glow plugs
The little conectors labeled number 3 in that diagram connect at the bottom part of that connector to the long rail im referring tom
The high pressure injector line has a connector on each on. the connectors at the bottm connect to a long tube thats about 18'' long. That tube seems to be mounted right in the way so that it blocks access of the glow plugs by a socket wrench.
Im going to say number 6 fuel rail. It seems to be in the way. Am i wrong?
it makes it tight-- but we have never had a problem fishing a socket onto glow plug - then putting an extension on to remove
would you like procedure to remove rail?
as stated in the service manual-- it says - remove engine cover ,disconnect electrical connection and remove glow-plug
Ok so your saying remove the intake for better access, but leave the fuel rail in place. Now on to the so called glow plug pliers...are they really necessary?
not necessary -- but easier
as far as what to remove-- service book says -- just cover-- I have one tech who removes intake-- none of them have removed fuel rail to replace
Whats the trick then...do you have to use a screw driver on both sides of the glow plug connectore to get the connector off if you don't have the pliers?
I am a dealer and I have the pliers-- so we have never tried to remove them without the pliers but I assume that apporach would work
Do dealers stock the pliers
no-- we are shipped a set upon release of the engine -- if you break or want another set -- they are ordered from miller special tool
Ok, Im going to try this European air tool I just got. It vibrates the plugs sonicly and brakes awy the rust. Procedure says warm the truck well, use pentrating oil, and this 10mm air socket tool. Video shows it vibrating loose stuck glow plugs....Wish me luck. Thanks for the help
I have my fiongers and toes crossed-- if all set--pleasse click the accept button ,thanks,tim
I'm all set. Im going to do a you tube video of it. If it works, I might just start selling this air tool.