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Starting problems i am going to work on an 1986 diesel golf that has not been started for awhile. what do i have to do to not harm the glow plugs

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Replace the fuel.............these things have mechanical fuel injection and not much ever goes wrong with them...............a good battery and starter motor......i don't believe you can hurt the glow plugs

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