[Vwdiesel] Interesting GP Note
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.
Shawnigan Lake School
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