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Glow plugs
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The dreaded “service vehicle soon” message came on yesterday and after calling into my local garage they diagnosed a faulty no2 glow plug but they hadn’t got time to fix it. I’ve looked online and found there are 2 types, one with pressure sensors and one without. How do you find out what type my car has?
Thanks in advance


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Forgot to add it’s a 2012 2.0 CDTI


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#2
If you have stop start you need the ones with the sensors.

If you don't have stop start you need the ones without sensors.

If you changing it / them yourself apply some copper grease to the thread to help prevent them sizing in.
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Cheers mate yeah it’s stop/start typical they’re the most expensive!!!


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Rusty, do all 4 have pressure sensors because I've seen some advertised on eBay for 4 plugs, 3 x without and 1 x with?
I'm easily confused Smile
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#5
All four should have the sensors (mine all have sensors).

You could replace just the faulty one but I'd also replace them as a set if one's failed the others normally won't be far behind.
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Can’t believe the price difference between the two!!! Non sensor version £37.50 for 4, sensor version £72.50 each!!!


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I know it's shocking mate.

I just had a look on GSF as they have 55% off but out the 3 they list not one says if it's for stop/start.
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Was that price from the dealers? as I heard the dealer is cheaper than places like euro car parts etc for the glow plugs with the sensors also try You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. which is another part of autovaux which is genuine parts as sometimes there cheaper the dealer all you do is type in the part number to get the price, I used them quite alot for parts.

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That’s off eBay, just tried part search and they’re £77.40 on there. Thanks for the advice though I’m going to see what my local garage can get them at trade for


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No problem mate sometimes they are cheaper sometimes they aren't just your luck as I found them cheaper when buying the parts for my heated seats as the mats were 20 pound cheaper per mat than my dealer. I normally phone my dealer now then check that site and see what's cheaper.

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#11
The svs vehicle soon message had gone off today but I’m sure it’ll be back especially if the weather carries on being cold


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carparts4less usually do them for around £60 each after applying a discount code.
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(2:nd-Feb-2018, 18:35:30)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.The dreaded “service vehicle soon” message came on yesterday and after calling into my local garage they diagnosed a faulty no2 glow plug but they hadn’t got time to fix it. I’ve looked online and found there are 2 types, one with pressure sensors and one without. How do you find out what type my car has?
Thanks in advance


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IIRC, when I had the SVS message, it was glow plug No.2 that failed. It was the more expensive pressure sensor plugs. Mine doesn't have start/stop. Again, IIRC, the garage told me that 2 of the plugs are pressure ones, the other 2 are the cheaper ones.
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I noticed you said yours didn't have start/stop which is strange because all of the glow plugs I've been looking at with the pressure sensor say they're for vehicles with start/stop? Also I've noticed that since I've had the error, my start/stop hasn't been working so I'm still confused. Mine's in tomorrow for repair anyway so I'll post any findings Smile
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(11:th-Feb-2018, 13:56:55)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I noticed you said yours didn't have start/stop which is strange because all of the glow plugs I've been looking at with the pressure sensor say they're for vehicles with start/stop? Also I've noticed that since I've had the error, my start/stop hasn't been working so I'm still confused. Mine's in tomorrow for repair anyway so I'll post any findings Smile

When glowplug 2 failed on mine, the garage said that there are 3 types of GP.

The cheaper non sensor ones.
The dearer pressure sensor ones.
The even dearer ones for start stop engines.

If I remember when I get home, I'll look at the invoice for the part No.
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(12:th-Feb-2018, 11:58:55)Big Dave2 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.If I remember when I get home, I'll look at the invoice for the part No.

The part No for Glow plug 2 on my 2.0CDTi (165) was 55590467
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Mine was 55579436 charged me £74.90 but should have been £85 they passed on the discount because I used to work with them years ago


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(13:th-Feb-2018, 13:10:37)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Mine was 55579436 charged me £74.90 but should have been £85 they passed on the discount because I used to work with them years ago


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That sounds like the 3rd type one for engines with SS.

I got 25% discount though my Masterfit Service Card, but it meant they had to also fit it to get the discount.
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