[Vwdiesel] Glow Plug Brands?

william at taygan.com william at taygan.com
Wed Aug 20 16:11:07 EDT 2003

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So, I'm trying to see if this 82 Jetta 1.6NA will get running with just glow
plugs and a head gasket.  Compression is low in two cylinders (350-360-420-420
or so), lots of black smoke out the back, the coolant reservoir is
pressurizing, I hope it's not a cracked head.  Got it started with ether, but
I don't want to do that again.  Three of the *FAST* glow plugs are burned out.

Bosch plugs are available for $17 each plus shipping from vwparts.com, local
shops sell autolite plugs for $10.  Anyone had success with the cheaper ones?
My local junkyard wanted $10 each for used Bosch, I talked him down to $7 (too
$$) and then a plug separated into two parts on me - needless to say I didn't
try removing the other three.

Anyone have working FAST plugs they'd like to sell me?  Opinions on non-Bosch
plugs?  How about mixing plug brands?


Will Taygan
81 vw pickup 1.6NA
82 vw jetta 1.6NA
Concrete, WA

P.S. the hook and pick set with 10 days of P'Blaster successfully removed the
stuck injector shield, thanks guys!

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