Removal of broken glow plugs in situ,
without removing the cylinder head.
We specialise in the removal of broken glow plugs
which can be done in situ
without the expense of removing the head, at your premises
When a diesel
fails, it often results from bad glow plugs.
Similar to gasoline engine spark plugs, glow plugs assist
diesel engine cylinders in the combustion process. Rather
than using an electrical spark, glow plugs have heating
elements that gradually heat up and help drive the
cylinders. These heating elements are quite delicate, so
knowing how to use special glow plug extraction tools plays
a crucial role in successful glow plug removal.
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The aluminium head diesels
are notorious for seizing glow plugs.
Apparently the plugs don't seat properly at the combustion
This allows carbon to get packed in around the barrel. Over
time the plugs become glued into place.
The narrow neck between the hex nut and the threaded shaft
isn't up to the task of undoing the plug and it snaps.
If you have a broken off glow plug,
you are faced with a choice:
A: Remove the
head and take it down to a machine shop to have
the plug machined out
B. Call us to
make arrangements for us to remove the broken
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Broken drills, taps and
studs with broken extractors can
ONLY be removed safely by
Our mechanics are trained
in the use of portable spark eroding equipment
to remove broken taps, drills extractors etc.,
and in the fitting of inserts to reclaim stripped internal threads.