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I need to know how to replace the glow plugs on my F350

I have a 2003 F350 6.0 l diesel engine. The symptom is that it's very difficult to start when it's cold out. And it takes 5 minutes or so of warming up before I can drive it. But if I plug in the block heater, it starts easy and I'm good to go right away. I'm guessing I need to replace the glow plugs. How do I do this? I have heard that if they fall apart during dissassembly it can be a disaster. Is that a possibility (a marine told me this who worked on Hummers in Iraq). Thanks for you advice.

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  • kent_brooten Dec 31, 2008

    Hi Roy,

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    Thanks for the response!




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  • RoyinGa Dec 31, 2008

    you could have posted a question on glow plug replacement and someone would have helped but I'm clad you found something

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