Broken Glow Plug?
At some point these glow plugs will need to be removed for cleaning or in the case of worn or damaged glow plugs - replaced.
However, an increasingly common problem is a stubborn to remove glow plug, a problem only discovered when trying to remove them! This unfortunately, can and often results in the glow plug being 'snapped' off in the head leading to the prospect of an expensive repair bill. The normal method of extraction usually requires the head to be removed and a specialist engineering shop employed to remove the broken glow plug. Removing the head from the vehicle is not only time consuming (with often the need to remove other components first before removal of the head can take place), but also requires more parts when it comes to putting the head back on such as new gaskets and new head stretch bolts.
We have invested in the latest equipment to enable us to remove a broken glow plug without the need to remove the head from the vehicle meaning a lower repair bill and a quicker 'back on the road' time.
Glow Plug Removal
We are often able to remove seized glow
plugs without breaking them, providing that
nobody has tried before and damaged the.
We can also remove most broken glow plugs without taking the cylinder head off.
If they are damaged or especially if there are pieces of drill or extractor stuck in the plugs, it is possible to use a "spark eroder" ( see www.sparkeroding.co.uk ) to remove the offending part, but this is much more expensive.