[Vwdiesel] glow plugsPam & Doug Boes db53248 at alltel.net
Sun Dec 19 22:36:06 EST 2004
Is it common for all four glow plugs to fail at about the same time? If one or more glow plugs are shot, do the remaining plugs each get more current because they are connected in a paralel circuit? If this is the case, does the failure of one quickly cause the failure of the rest from over current (overheating)? Can cycling the glow plugs on especially cold days cause them to fry faster?. Normally, I go to the block heater when the overnight temperature goes below 10 F. Last night, my daughter forgot to plug hers in and the temp went to 4 F this morning. No Start! I got it running this afternoon but later on it would not start again when the temp had improved to around 20F. I jumped it and had plenty of cranking but not even a wimper of firing. When I finally got it home around 8 this evening, I checked the fuse (only a 10 A on an 85 Golf?) and it was fine. I pulled the glow plug from #4 because it is the only easy one to get out and found it failed the ohm meter test for continuity. I'm sure the other three are the same way. I just had all of these glow plugs out at the end of the Summer and they were all good. What would cause all the plugs to fail so quickly?
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