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Glow plugs My 1996 golf has a problem it just stopped with a cloud of smoke and would not rev up. now i have replaced the glow plugs, stop solenoid and alternator as it was over charging everything. i have it running after all of this and i have to now take the relay out as once the relay clicks off and i begin to start, the glow plugs start heating again and stay on. so now i have to remove the relay once the plugs are warm enough before they blow again. how can i get round this as its to much work to get to the relay box every time i want to start the car.

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If your were in Minnesota, I would suggest that the original problem sounds like it was a case of fuel gelling in the lines. That would cause the symptoms you describe. Change the fuel filter and fill it with a good diesel additive that deices fuel. Make sure you add some to the tank as well. It is always a good idea to add a bit at each fill in the winter, since the possibility of a bad mixture (too much #2 diesel or water in the fuel) is better in the winter and more critical to the running of your vehicle.
As to the second problem, your faulty regulator on the alternator may have caused a defect in the glow plug relay. Check online for one, the ones at the dealer are a bit more expensive.

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