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Old 10-09-2002, 09:06 AM
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:07 AM
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Hi All,

I actually have a couple of questions. First, how do I replace the glow plugs on my 96 7.3 PSD? Do I need to remove the gas filter cover and valvue covers? Where are the glow plugs located? Are they under the valve cover?

Second, Where is the best place to buy replacement plugs? I remember someone mentioning a Navistar dealar online, but I can not find the link.

Thanks for all of your help!
 
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:27 AM
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The glow plugs are under the valve covers. If you use a quarter in drive wobble extension and a short deepwell socket you can get them out without removing the rocker arms. Torque the glow plugs to 168 inch pounds and the rocker arms to 25 foot pounds.
 
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Old 10-10-2002, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the info. Is 168 inch pounds equivlent to 14 ft pounds?
 
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Yes, 14 ft.lb.
 
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Old 10-03-2003, 01:08 PM
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What is the practical and advantageous mileage to replace glow plugs?
 
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Old 10-03-2003, 11:24 PM
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The only reason to replace glow plugs is if they are bad. Sometimes the tips can break off or they burn out, which makes it a PITA to start in the winter time. I think I have a couple bad plugs myself, but I have no desire to tear into this engine in my driveway, especially since this is my only ride. I'm gonna test the relay and the plugs (if I can) and if I find any problem I'm gonna let the dealer do it under the engine warranty. I figure 100 bucks for new plugs isn't that bad.

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Old 10-10-2003, 12:18 AM
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Changing glow plugs are a piece of cake took about 90min
in my truck had to remove the filter cover,turbo inlet pipes and dip-stick bracket left side rocker cover comes off easy enough,
but the right side is a bear i was able to just slide it down enough to get to the plugs all i did to get them out is break them loose and twist them out with a piece of vacume hose and screw
them back in with the hose till it bottoms and torqe to 168in#
make sure you wipe the rocker covers and seals down real good or they will seep good luck not a bad job to do at home
good luck
 
 
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