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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:32 PM
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Changed the glow plugs out on my motor and 3 of 4 were soaked with oil one was dry. The rearmost was the dry one . It is not burning oil and I suspect that the 3 that were wet were not working due to hard cold starting.
Even with a 30 second cycle on the plugs in temps around 35F
I did the work after driving the car and waiting about 15 minutes after parking(30min by the time i pulled the plug).
The cyclone filter might also be clogged a bit and when I disconnected the pipe that goes to the air intake there was oil that poured out of the pipe. is there anything I should be worried about

Oil level seems steady
No noticeable blue smoke
Black puff of smoke on startup and then clears out
Some grey smoke while engine is warming up (noticeable at night with headlights from the car behind you)
Oil pressure is at 65psi on cold idle and 20psi on hot idle

Picture with 4 plugs from left to right represents front of engine to back

thanks for the help
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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Probably should have gotten the cheaper ones
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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:53 PM
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An oily plug means that plug is not working. Nothing more.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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Thanks again John.

you always put my mind to rest
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Thanks again John.

you always put my mind to rest
way to make it weird
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:03 PM
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i thought that sounded a little strange in my head, and this proves that it was.

lesson is... trust your instincts and do say weird things
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"lesson is... trust your instincts and do say weird things"

Way to make it weirder...
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Just dab 12v onto them, or use a multimeter, to check whether they work.


As said, oily means they're not burning the crud off.
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"lesson is... trust your instincts and do say weird things"

Way to make it weirder...
Just my luck I accidentally typed do instead of don't... great
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You can check the plugs to see if they are burned out.
The easiest way is to ground them and attach (+) current to the threaded end.
The tip opposite will heat up and smoke and if you keep it connected long enough, glow red.
Obviously keep the tip away from anything burnable or flammable when it's hot.
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