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    Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Why are glow plugs still made like they have been fot the last 100 years little piece of wire Stammped not welded to the button in danger of being broken unreliable and expensive probubly takes 5c to make My god u can buy a lifetime sparkplug for 5 bucks.
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Nitro also needs a red hot glowing coil(not aspark)to provide bang. Even if they could be made to last a lifetimethey would get fouled outfrom all thefilth.Spark plugs are for gasoline.

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    I know that LOL I am a mechanic, diesel is the same concept and diesel is do full of filth the oik gets Black within a few hours. and the compression is 100X that of a nitro engine and they have more heat like 350 to 400 deg and they last for years. Mitro car manufacturers are getting stinkin rich in annother country what car is made in the us I want one.
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Hehe I was thinking I would like to change my truck to Deisel LOL


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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    I'm afraid it wouldent take the heat Already thought it over Good thinking though
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    There are no cars made in the US anymore. They are all manufactured in china or japan or Taiwan Team associated used to be manufactured in the US, but they sold out to some overseas company.
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    I know that LOL I am a mechanic, diesel is the same concept and diesel is do full of filth the oik gets Black within a few hours.Β* and the compression is 100X that of a nitro engine and they have more heat like 350 to 400 degΒ* and they last for years. Mitro car manufacturers are getting stinkin rich in annother country what car is made in the us I want one.
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    ORIGINAL: catbob007

    Why are glow plugs still made like they have been fot the last 100 years little piece of wire Stammped not welded to the button in danger of being broken unreliable and expensive probubly takes 5c to make My god u can buy a lifetime sparkplug for 5 bucks.
    They are welded.

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    These are all chinese made cars. China only has the old stuff.
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    Overseas customer service, Overseas Manucactured cars appliances motorcycles tv,s sterios Clothes Accessories Parts for almost everyting hardware software computers OMG And God bless America? Oh and American Flags too.

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    ...what?

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Compared to a real glowplug They are a Wick a temprary source of heat un reliable temporary expensive POS The only reason they can keep selling them is Because they are getting away with it.
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    And what is a real glowplug by your definition?

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Well let me see Glow plugs have been around for many years.  A diesel engine uses a glow plug and it has standards that must be met heat resistance dependability and cost effective,  The only reason they are such crap is because they are not regulated for endurance and as log as that is the case they will continue to be a cash cow creating Billions of dollars for our over seas friends.
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    If you're comparing these engines to diesels, you have no idea what you're talking about. Diesels only use the glow plugs to warm up air in the combustion chamber. These glow engines use a glow plug (only similar in name) in the actual combustion process. During the process part of the fuel reacts with a metal in the plugs, eroding it. It would be impossible to make this last forever. Even if you could have them last for 15 gallons or more of fuel they would cost 10 times what they do now.

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Ha Ha Ha Cp You hit the nail right on the head. Goodfor you? you have done your homework. We can put a man on the moon? But yet we cannot create a long lasting glow plug. for a cheap price? These are not sylicone micro chips they are an ignition source Electricaly excited self sustaining That eventually falls off creating dammage internaly. What more can we ask for Cp? we should just be happy with the way it is. My blinders have been lifted Cp?
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Homework? No, unlike you, I haven't been doing this for a month. I don't know what plugs you run or what you do, but the glow plug's coil in any of the brands/types of glow plugs I've used have never fallen off into the engine. Sylicone microchips? Never heard of them. Don't know why they cost so much? Try looking up "platinum" and that should tell you. Who the hell is Cp anyway?

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Ha Ha Ha OK Cp?  Keep livin the dream!!  Ha Ha Ha Ha
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    ORIGINAL: catbob007

    Ha Ha Ha OK Cp?Β* Keep livin the dream!!Β* Ha Ha Ha Ha
    If you think they're cheap to make, why don't you make them?

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Ok Cp I see that Maybee an associates degree might not even be your excuse, so i will let this slide Looser with a capital "L"
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    wow capital L, he must be really "loose"
    Catbob, I don't know what drugs you're on, but you need to chill out and stop hating on people before you get banned from the forums.


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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Why rant about glow plugs when you can rant about something else about RC cars? Like the constant breaking of things, stripping of gears, and getting filthy every time you race it?
    Seriously, the reason glow plugs are so expensive are because the coils are coated in platinum. Why do you care anyway? Plugs are one of the LEAST expensive things in this hobby...
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's
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    Why are glow plugs still made like they have been fot the last 100 years little piece of wire Stammped not welded to the button in danger of being broken unreliable and expensive probubly takes 5c to make My god u can buy a lifetime sparkplug for 5 bucks.
    The 1800's were over 200 years ago.
    Those "lifetime" spark plugs ONLY warrant against defects from the factory.

    It's a glow plug, they are tiny, and it costs money to tool it AND it costs money for the labor to run that machine.

    I know that LOL I am a mechanic,
    If you were any real mechanic, you'd understand.

    Beg to differ? Produce a glow plug for less than 3 bucks. Fox has one for less than 2.50, looks like you have your work cut out for you.

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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    Ok i am not a mechanic i have been making 80K tom 100K a year for the past 15 years pretending to be a mechanic People, walks like a duck Quacks like a duck.
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    RE: Why are glow plugs still from the 1800's

    well one thing that is undeniable, your spelling, capitalization and grammar are very very bad.
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    Why thank you feller? I come from a long line of bad spellers and puncuiators =o)
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