The first video (at 4:00) also shows a model aircraft engine being started. I presume the electrical connection prior to ignition is for its glow-plug.
Has anyone tried disconnecting their diesel's glow-plugs and seeing how starting is affected???
different fuel again ian. do you know how much pressure the diesel is injected at? the fuel injection pressure on a ts i believe (correct me if i'm wong, don't mind admitting it
) to be around 50psi, on a jtd it is 21,000psi+ yep, that high. like has been said before, like comparing chalk & cheese
no difference, if it starts fine before then it will start just fine without the glow plugs connected on a modern common rail car. in the same way that it will still start fine when more than one has failed.
all they are is an electrical componenet that has a tip that heats up, electrically. nothing else.
they are only operational for a few seconds when initially starting.
this video shows how they heat up, listen for the click as he turns the key. a message at the start for certain members to follow
YouTube - Glow plug test
but anyway, to answer the original posters question, faulty glow plugs alone
on a JTD WON'T
stop the engine starting
not in UK. may well do in sub-zero sweden or somewhere similar