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Old 04-19-2007, 09:57 AM
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Default generally how long do glow plugs last?

I think i might be burned out or something or my charger is dead. but how long can i expect a plug to last? i am just about through my first gallon still like 5 tanks to go though.
Old 04-19-2007, 10:29 AM
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Default RE: generally how long do glow plugs last?

Generally glow plugs last as long as the motor. You may have gotten a bad glow plug.
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ORIGINAL: nitromonkee

Generally glow plugs last as long as the motor. You may have gotten a bad glow plug.
I'd have to disagree with that statement. You can expect a well looked after nitro engine to hit double figures in gallons, but you'd struggle to make a glow-plug last that long.

In my experience you can get anything from a few tanks to a gallon or so out of a plug...
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Default RE: generally how long do glow plugs last?

depends on the plug type of fuel,motor etc.,but i got 2 1/2 gallons from a plug once before it blew.
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Default RE: generally how long do glow plugs last?

some plugs will last 1/2 tank, others will go for gallons, its all in how you tune, to rich will kill the plug, to lean will burn it out, its all in tuning, plug type, engine, and fuel.
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Default RE: generally how long do glow plugs last?

yes it depends if the engine is tuned well it will lasts for a while..if its off tune then youll be burning them every 1/4tank..
Old 04-20-2007, 01:12 AM
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Default RE: generally how long do glow plugs last?

Yes a tuned engine will have glow plugs last a long time. The only time I change a glow plug that still works, is after breakin.

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