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For how often they break, they should be easier to work on!!!

Sorry for the long title. Well, my brothers ford has been down for quite a while, and finally he decided to try replacing the glow plugs, they have 180k on them, and some don't want to come out. Do you have any good tips on removing them. One of them everything except the "Probe" came out. Please don't take the title as being an insult, I'm just frustrated with the amount of time I've spent working on these trucks compared to my dodges.
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Huh, I don't know what to tell you. My glowplugs changed out really easy. As for the one with the broken off probe. Maybe try drilling the probe going really slow, and maybe then use a screw extractor. Dont' take my word on this. I am sure they have broken off before so let someone who has had to remove a broken one come along and tell you what to do.

They aren't that hard to work on.

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Well aren't you just spoiled. :

I'd be pulling that head to make sure you don't drop any unwanted parts in there. But thats just me.

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yeah, I kinda like the head pulling idea, except just seems time consuming. How Hard is it to pull the head on one of these, I've never done it. I will say that it looks way easier to pull a PSD head than the Cummins head thats for sure.
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It's a piece of cake out of the truck. I've never pulled one in the truck, but I think it could be done and not be too bad.

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Not bad... Pull motor, remove head... Not bad at all... Or jack cab up, remove head... again not bad...

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Not bad... Pull motor, remove head... Not bad at all... Or jack cab up, remove head... again not bad...
Um damn... Well thanks, I think we'll try another route then and make this a last ditch effort. My theory on what has happened is that the end is too carboned up and can't easily pass through the hole any more. I personally don't like the thought of that at all, and it makes me wonder if there is now carbon in the combustion chambers of the other cylinders because it broke off when being pulled out.
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My brother(NMR 93) has a 96, and we ended up putting a body lift on the truck to clear to big turbo. This has aided him in being able to remove the heads w/out removing the engine. So maybe just put on a 3" body lift:Thumbup: then do it

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We run into this alot on the old IDI engines, if you can still get ahold of them with needle nose vice grips, spray PB Blaster on it, wait 10 min's repeat, wait 10 min. and repeat. Then try to twist the plug. If it moves, keep twisting and pulling up and it might come out. I had to do this on my 93.

I wouldn't worry about the carbon bits too much, the combustion chamber is much bigger on a PSD than an IDI and mine passed fine. The threads on my glow plug actually pulled off of the probe part. The probe was just sitting there, stuck in the engine.

Also, excuse my ignorance if this won't work on a PSD, I've never changed my GP's but probably should.

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