View Full Version : Glow Plugs?
12-03-2002, 06:01 PM
I am at the end of my witts here, I have searched high and low and I cant seem to find the answer to a seemingly simple question... does my CTD have glow plugs, and if no, what does it have?
12-03-2002, 06:07 PM
Real diesels do not have glow plugs ;D. Thus, your 5.9 Cummins has no glow plugs.<br><br>Our trucks have a grid heater which heats the air when certain parameters are met.
<br>Real diesels do not have glow plugs ;D. Thus, your 5.9 Cummins has no glow plugs.<br><br>Our trucks have a grid heater which heats the air when certain parameters are met.<br><br><br>This used to be a big selling point dodge made years ago! I think it is a better system!<br><br>KC
12-03-2002, 09:49 PM
Glow Plugs??? We got no stinkin' glow plugs.
12-03-2002, 09:56 PM
Aren't glow plugs used in those tiny little Cox airplane engines to make them run? <br><br>And if so, are those same glow plugs the ones used in the Strokers ;D?
12-03-2002, 11:19 PM
I wouldn't knock a glow plug system ......<br><br>my dad's 79 landcruiser had glow plugs and that pig would start at -40 not plugged in <br><br><br>but the grid heater system seems to work well too .......<br><br>we started my grandpa's 93 cummins at -30 not plugged in the one time (the plug in cord was no good).......
12-03-2002, 11:32 PM
I love the grid heater system but IO have been haveing some problems. I don't know if it is the batteries or what.<br>Aaron
12-04-2002, 12:33 AM
My friend has a ford pre-powerstroke international diesel and the glow plugs are toast. He uses just about anything to get it started, wd40, ether, whatever. Mike works as a grip in the movies (see his name as best boy grip on new Eddie Murphy film I Spy) One day he had no ether or wd40 so he went to the hair/make up trailer borrowed some "Streaks and Tips" from the hair dresser to start the thing up. [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]
12-04-2002, 10:24 PM
glow plugs are junk but so is my grid heater. think i need a new relay. one wire stays hot at all times the other works good. so far no starting problems other than the infamous white smoke problem.
12-04-2002, 11:00 PM
Right now I just wish mine would start. I really don't care about smoke If it starts I'm happy.
12-21-2002, 04:09 PM
BigBlackDodge is absolutely correct, no glow plugs. There is a grid heater in the intake.
12-22-2002, 01:48 AM
Glow plugs are used on all of the other over cylindered low hp<br>diesels. [laugh]opps! almost forgot not all are bad,caterpillar also uses them.
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