[Vwdiesel] Interesting GP Note

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Feb 9 10:26:31 EST 2005

On 9 Feb 2005 at 8:25, Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> wrote:

> An interesting note on the Beru glowplug diagnostic page (Thanks, SW)
> is that the glow plugs have nickel plating on the threads, and no
> oil or grease should be used.  
> I would assume that Beru would then also recommend against Never-Sneeze
> type products.
> Does anyone understand the mechanics and chemistry of nickel plating in
> an Al cylinder head?

Your welcome... I thought it was a very thorough writeup. I found another page from 
them with a bit more info, including "upgrade" kits designed to provide new style 
after-glow for older vehicles. The old style plugs are *not* designed for after glow, 
and will not last long if used for this purpose it says. I also saw somewhere torque 
figures with and without never sneaze, I think, but I could be mistaken.
Shawn Wright
I.T. Manager
Shawnigan Lake School

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