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If you are asking where to get the motocrafts, I ended up getting them the cheapest by ordering all 8 at once from rockauto with a 5% discount coupon code found online, and priority mail shipping.

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get them here for $9.99
7.3 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plugs - ZD 9
if you need ZD-1's, they have them also
6.9 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plugs - ZD 1A
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get them here for $9.99
7.3 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plugs - ZD 9
if you need ZD-1's, they have them also
6.9 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plugs - ZD 1A

It was $85 shipped to california for me for 8 #ZD1A from rockauto with the 5% off coupon you can find by searching google, so a little cheaper than that site.
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cool. what site did you get them from??
we like to keep track of the priced the vendors sell them for.
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My truck has the bullet style ends. Is this a ZD9 equivalent?

And i know it was probably said, but with all of the back and forth i missed it... Are the ZD9's self regulating? If not, what is a dependable alternate that is?

No need to work with a controller, my glow plug system consists of an old starter solenoid and a toggle switch trigger. (Parts i had laying around for free)
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The ZD9s are not self regulating. Leave them on too long and they will go bad. The advantage of the ZD9s is that they do not swell when they go bad.
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i had experience with a set of cheap autolite glow plug once in 05 those cheap glow plugs cost almost 4K in engine repairs cuz of broken tips. will stick with motorcraft
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they could be gold plated and free, and i still would not use them.
i use the tried and true MOTORCRAFT/BERU ZD-9 only
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***** The following assumes you have already checked cables, connections, cab, chassis and engine grounds. *****
***** That the water temp is below 112F degrees. (ie: cold motor) *****
***** When testing energize briefly, long enough to get the answer, no need to overheat things and no more than 10 seconds *****

Unplug the forward most (towards front of truck) connector on the Injection pump, this prevents overheating the FSS.

*** Glow Plug Test. ***
Test light test of the glow plugs:
  1. Unplug the Glow Plugs.
  2. Attach one end of a test light to 12v+ battery.
  3. Touch the other end to the terminal on the end of the Glow Plug (where you unplugged the harness)
    Does it light up?
    • Yes, Chances are it's good.
    • No, Replace with Motorcraft/Beru ZD1A for 83-86, ZD9 for 87-94.5.
    This test is susceptible to miss diagnoses and should only be used for a quick reference.
    To do a positive test use a volt/ohm meter and test the ohms between the terminal and base. Should be .5 to 1 ohm resistance.

Test that you get power to the glow plugs:
  1. Unplug a glow plug.
  2. Attach one end of a test light to the glow plug wire.
  3. The other end to ground.
  4. Momentarily turn the key on while watching the test light.
    Does it light up?
    • Yes, test Glow Plugs.
    • No, test Controller, Relay.

*** Pre '87 Controller, Relay test. ***
The relay is attached to the right (passenger) inner fender and has 4 terminals.
  • 1 large terminal (Input Terminal) goes to full time 12v+. (battery)
  • The other large terminal (Output Terminal) goes to the glow plugs.
  • 1 small terminal (Power Terminal) is controlled 12v+ from the controller. (Purple wire)
  • The other small terminal (Ground Terminal) goes to ground. (white with black tracer (I think))

    Ensure there is 12v+ to the Input Terminal of the relay.
    Ensure Ground is good, both the base and Ground Terminal.

    Relay test:
    1. Attach one end of a test light to ground.
    2. The other end to the Output Terminal of the relay.
    3. Remove the small purple wire from the glow plug relay.
    4. Momentarily apply 12v+ to the Power Terminal on the relay. (where purple wire was)
      Does it light up?
      • Yes, relay MAY BE good.
        • Test voltage at the battery and the Output Terminal on the relay while relay is energized. BE QUICK. (10 seconds or less)
        • Voltages should be close to the same. If not replace relay.
      • No, Relay is not working.

    Controller test:
    1. Attach one end of a test light to the relay Power Terminal (purple wire, do not remove from relay)
    2. The other end to ground.
    3. Turn the key on while watching the test light.
      Leave the key on until the test light goes off (or cycles) or 10 seconds which ever occurs first.
      Does it light up?
      • Yes, The controller MAY BE good.
        • Does it go off by itself? (It may cycle, thats good)
          • Yes, Controller is good.
          • No, The controller has FAILED ON ... Replace!
      • No, The controller is bad replace.

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