Its true that most of the forum members are from the US. But you will also find quite a few members from Europe here. Like me for example. I have a 525 TDS. And i would love to tell you where my glow plugs are located. But i simply dont know.. I havent had any need for finding out precisely where they are at yet. But i cant imagine it is that hard. Have you removed the top cover to see whats down there They will look big spark plugs.
a few members from Europe here. Like me for example. I have a 525 TDS. And i would love to tell you where my glow plugs are located. But i simply dont know.. I havent had any need for finding out precisely where they are at yet. But i cant imagine it is that hard. Have you removed the top cover to see whats down there They will look big spark plugs. mmm yes i have removed all the covers but bmw
Quote Originally Posted by fossy ..they have used invisible glow plugs made from a special dissapearing metal that can only be seen with bmw x ray glasses only issued to bmw mechanics ............. I follow you on that one.. I cant see them either
The glow plugs on my 99 model are well hidden below the inlet manifold. You need to remove the manifold completely to see them. Its a two hour job to replace all the plugs and reinstall the manifold. Make sure to replace all 6 plugs at once. When one fails the other ones are bound to fail very soon. I was stubborn myself and only replaced the one that was open circuit and had two more fail the next
And what do WabbitsRabbits have to do with E30s
uh dat would be ZEE GERMANS
I have a buddy who has no mech aptitude whatsoeverasked me to help him w his brakes on his wabbit cool no prob i replied while im adjusting the rear drums he metioned something about replacing glow plugs .PROBLEM STARTS HERE ..... i do not now or in the past have claimed to know sh about diesels what little i do know about them is the fuel system is sensitive to air never run 1 out of of fuel (for
Quote Originally Posted by christo325i not my ride dont care for VDubs mister L a liitle more beemin and a little less steemin What the hell is the wall of sleep any damn way Cool man its been so long since bmw sent a diesel Bimmer to this country I doubt youll find much here. I imagine a simple Haynes manual would be priceless in your endeavor. Behind the wall of sleep Beyond the Wall of Sleep by
I think if you need pre-heating they will engage before the car start just press start if there is a longer hesitation than normal that means that preheating was needed (also glow plugs should be indicated on the dash). There is no extra step needed. T
They start preheating when you unlockopen the door. Like your Idrive starts to boot up before you push the start button. In almost all cases my 335D will start immediately on the button. D.
In the manual it says that it will delay the start after pressing the start button as needed. That is the nice thing about the automatic start button...does it all on its own
Quote Originally Posted by tlak77 Interesting would be a kinda silly to have them preheat even if you dont intend to drive ... T Im with tlak and Grentz on this one. The glow plugs dont light up the moment the door is opened. The glow plugs are of the quick heat variety. If more than a quick glow is required then there is a delay in when the engine turns over after the Start button is pressed.
Quote Originally Posted by B320D Hi How can i replace glow plugs in 320D e46can anyone help me with picturesIs there any computer work after replacing glow plugs Thanks in advance Regards 320D Wish that I could help you but no firsthand experience at all with the M47 engines. As there are no E46 diesels here in the US you might get a quicker response at some place like httpwww.dervhead.comxmbforumdisplay.phpfid12
Not really. If you have any experience with tap and die set you are good. Otherwise look up how to use tap and die. Try this httpwww.instructables.comidHow-...en-glow-plugs
thank u cn90 for answering but in my case as shown in pic. part 1 got out and part 2 remained there does this way with the tap and die set works p.s in the M57D1 cylinder head the space is too narrow where the glow plugs are
Quote Originally Posted by plugger Hi Guys this is my first post to this site. My car refused to start the other morning and the only thing i could see wrong is that the glow plug light stays on. It started when i sprayed Quick Start into the intake but the light stays on. Can anyone help. Does anyone have a layout of the fuse panel. Attached is an image of the E46 fuse panel card. Wish I could provide
Thanks Slyfocks gee that was quick This engine is awesome. I have a 328i as well and i take the d first every time. 5.8 litres 100 km and i have a heavy foot.
Engine starts ok but I still have the glow plug light on any suggestions (other than a box of matches).
Some from countries where diesels were sold may eventually chime in so sit tight and you may get some help...
im not sure but can you post a picture of the motor very curious to see how a diesel looks. btw just a shot in the dark here but it might be under the center cover.
In the USA we refer to this as a glow plug. It is used as a cylinder preheater for Diesel cycle engines. It comes on and glows steadily for a few seconds and then shuts off allowing for easier starting of the engine. A spark plug is an electrical device for gasoline (petrol) engines that ignites the fuel and air mixture for each revolution of the engine. It looks very different from a glow plug. You are in a difficult position with the glow plug broken off in the engine. Drilling out the old plug is definitely not a good solution but your alternatives are very few. Your fear of damage to your cylinder head is very reasonable. Unfortunately you may end up having to replace your cylinder head (EXPENSIVE). I view drilling and extracting the old glow plug as a last attempt before replacing the head. I hope your shop has good equipment they should also use a liquid release agent on the threading (Liquid Wrench or something similar). If your car is under warranty I would insist on a replacement cylinder head if the old glow plug cannot be easily removed. If your car is not under warranty you will have to pay for this repair. It never hurts to ask bmw for factory help. Good luck and let us know how this is resolved.
I thought the glow plugs were only used when starting the car Once running the heat and compression ignited the diesel fuel.
Are you seeing smoke from the exhaust glow plugs would not cause the higher turbo whine. My guess is that it is something else. These symptoms sound similar to my buddys E39 right before his turbo failed.
Hi there is no smoke just a loss of power i spoke to the indy again this morning and he says just change them and you will see So going to get some later on this week and then update my post with results....this is strange...but hey i am no expert...and if the car is saying there is a problem with the glow plugs and it has gone into limp mode who i am i to challenge it -( hopefully i am not being lead up the garden path as they say over here
changed the glow plugs today and to my surprise the car is now running like a dream It just goes to show take the car to an expert and get a diagnostic done and change what ever the car is saying however daft silly or improbable it is. Also to get to the glow-plugs was a mission i had to remove the massive intake thing which connects to the intercooler pipe and EGR it had about 20 nuts and bolts holding it down.
Nice DIY Bcube. I was interested until I realized I have no spark plugs on my 335. I also have no idea how long my glow plugs are good for...... Out of curiosity is it a bad idea to apply anti-seize to plugs that are going to stay in for 90K I always have on my previous vehicles.
Quote Originally Posted by mecodoug Nice DIY Bcube. I was interested until I realized I have no spark plugs on my 335. I also have no idea how long my glow plugs are good for...... Out of curiosity is it a bad idea to apply anti-seize to plugs that are going to stay in for 90K I always have on my previous vehicles. bmw recommends no these plugs are coated plus using the anti-seize can alter the torque specifications.