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Glow Plugs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PabstBlueRibbon, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    Hey guys, I am gonna replace my glow plugs this weekend. I remember a while back reading about them and that there was one company you should not use. I searched and could not find it. What plugs do I not want to use?
  2. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    You'll want to buy motocraft glow plugs. They are made by beru.

    Using any other type of glow-plug is crazy as they tend to swell and break off. Serious amount of $$$ and damage if this happens.
  3. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    Luckly enough i can pull my own motor. Still its alot of time! Who carries MotorCraft?
  4. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I bought my Motorcrafts at Autozone for $5.39 a piece. They changed part numbers on the glowplug that was making their computer systems mark them down to a penny a piece, so there was a big deal over them for a while. But they should have them, I think the Autolight glowplugs were the ones they were saying to stay away from.
  5. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I just did them Avoid the autolites. Although all mine came out fine and had no swelling. The only place I could find Motorcrafts was from Ford. Paid $15 a piece. Peace of mind though over cheaper ones. Autozone etc is no longer authorize to carry them from what I understand.
  6. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    O'riley's had them for me with in the hour. I pulled out 8 Autolites and I cringed on each one.