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Glowplugs - 2.4 Sportwagon

A question about Glowplugs. I have been quoted upwards of 150+Vat to replace the glowplugs on my car. However, from what I can see even at places like Halfords or on Ebay, the price of 5 glow plugs is pretty low.

Is it possible to fit these yourself? I have taken off the engine top bit and I can see where they go, but god knows how you get to them. is it the case of having to get the "pro's" in to do the job or is it possible to do a DIY on these?

Any help appreciated. Just seems a lot to replace the plugs when probably only one of them is faulty. (Light flashed for about 15 seconds on startup - only when cold).

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Re: Glowplugs - 2.4 Sportwagon

I'm not familiar with Alfa diesels, but I've replaced glowplugs on a Peugeot diesel. It's no more difficult than replacing plugs on a petrol engine.

You'll need a socket to fit the plugs - if the plugs are the same size as Peugeot uses, it's a 10mm deep socket.

You can check which plug is faulty by removing the wires & doing a continuity check between the terminal on each plug & ground - a failed plug will have gone open circuit.
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