Glow Plug seizing in TDI head...
Originally Posted by bossman429
So is that cyclinder always an issue? I just took my time and was very easy with the ratchet.
No cylinder in particular is an issue, just ones with excess carbon buildup that always seem to seize the glow plug in place. The source of the extra carbon could be excess fueling, but not always.
I've gotten to where, every time I change the oil, loosen each glow plug about to flats and retighten it just to be sure they don't seize. It really doesn't take any extra time because you have to wait for the oil to run down the pushrod holes so you don't overfill and spill. A few flats won't damage the 12V glow plug wire so leave them connected. Also am careful not to over tighten... tight is tight and tighter is not better.
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