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How to remove head gasket to get to glow plugs as they have snapped this is on a 2004 jaguar diesel thanks

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You will need an ---easyout --easiest method find the size of the hole it left when you broke the tops off trying to get them out ? buy an -easyout that size insert it in the top of whats left of the glow plug turn anticlockwise --job better done by jag mechanic you can break lots of stuff with no ability

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How do I replace the glow plugs?


  1. Remove the valve cover.
  2. Remove what's needed to gain access to the glow plugs.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the intake manifold glow plug from the cylinder head.
  4. Using a deep socket or combination wrench, remove the glow plug from the cylinder head.
  5. Screw the glow plug reamer into the glow plug opening all the way in then out.
  6. Install the new glow plug.
  7. Reconnect the connector to the glow plug terminal.
  8. Replace the valve cover with a new gasket (if required).
  9. Reinstall anything removed for glow plug access.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

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2004 vw touareg 2.5 tdi the oil sump was full of water and oil mix,also inlet manifold had oil and water mix.number 5 cylinder had locked up and engine would not turn,so i removed glow plugs and cranked...


Can not be water pump, because that has a vent hole to the outside, and does not at all allow access to crankcase or cylinders. Oil cooler is also unlikely because oil is under more pressure than the water, and it would not get into the cylinder.
Water in the cylinder means up high.
That means head gasket or cracked head.
You can tell with a leak down test.
You borrow the gauge from a place like Autozone, and replace the water reservoir cap with it. Over pump it, about 30 psi. And watch for leaks. If same cylinder keeps filling, then you know where the bad gasket or head crack is. Diesels often crack heads. Not hard to do, but new head is not cheap. Probably $500 for part, $400 labor.

Feb 22, 2011 | 2005 Volkswagen Touareg

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Jag xtype 2.0D 2004 Glow plug light flashing.Engine malfunction light on .No loss of power.Hhappened just after refuelling


jaguar x-type 2ltr diesel 2004 the glow plug warning light flashing, was told dirty fuel on fault code all fuel changed and filters. No problems for 20 miles untill engine was put under power on high revs went into limp mode, warning light glow plug falshing again? any ideas thanks.

Feb 09, 2011 | 2004 Jaguar X-Type

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How do i fit glow plugs to a 05 jaguar s type 2.7D


Not the easiest of jobs. Remove the engine cover. then remove the oil filter housing wich is the black plastic cylinder with the 32mm nut on top.

You should then see the glow plugs to the left and right of where the oil filter was situated. There is a plastic strip that clips onto the 3 glow pugs on either side of the engine. Remove that and you should then see the glow plugs remove and refit in reverse order

Apr 02, 2010 | 2004 Jaguar S Type

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Jaguar x type 2 litre diesel. how often should the glow plugs be changed?


Hi, glow plugs does not need changing unless the vehicle struggles to start in the morning or when cold. When testing the glow plugs, they should not take longer then about 5 seconds to become red hot.

Nov 24, 2009 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

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What kind of diesel engine in a 1984 Ford Econoline Class C RV? Are these engines known for head gasket problems and should a rebuild have fixed that?


What you have is a Navistar 6.9L Diesel engine in your van-RV.
They are know to blow head gaskets----nomally its a matter of taking the heads off --clean everthing --check for unusual large crack in the glow plugs pre-cups, check heads for flatness and than slap the heads back with new head gaskets.
This engines if the normal maintenance was done regularily they will do a easy 300,000 miles--with the head gaskets replaced when needed.
the easiest way to check for this is look for bubbles in the coolant resorvoir bottle with the engine running.
Also the other most important thing is make sure that the cooling system is clean--means new coolant on schedule and radiator removed and have it rodded --cleaned out.
You can tell if it needs rodding by draining a little coolant -enough that you can see the tube ends thru the radiator cap neck --to see if they are plugged or open.

Nov 20, 2009 | 1984 Ford Econoline

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2004 Ford f-250 6.0 Liter Diesel will crank but engine won't start. Then the next day it will start.


Hi, i would first try replacing the glow plugs as if you have problems starting from cold then this is the cause you can usually tell if it is the glow plugs if after running it up till temperature then turn it off and then start it again strait away if it starts fine when upto temp then this indicates that the glow plugs need replacing.
If it still has the problem when upto running temp then the chances are the fuel lines and injectors need cleaning.
You can buy a fuel additive and using this will solve the problem just pour it into tank then give it a good run about 3 hours then see what its like at starting if this solves the problem then i would put this into my fuel once every couple of months.
If on the other hand you still have problems then the chances are it could be either the diesel pump failing or could be even worse like head gasket.
If this is the case then this will need testing at a garage as they have testing kits to test if their are any gasses getting into the water system this indicating a head gasket problem.
If you need further assistance then post back.
Hope this is some help to you

Aug 04, 2009 | 2004 Ford F250

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Where is the Glow Plug on the 350 Ford diesel


Yes, You Can do it. Normally Glow plugs located near the Injectors. But you have to use Rust off Liquid.(WD 40) Because, When you try to remove glow plug it can broken.If glow plug broken you have to dismental your engine Head.

Jun 13, 2009 | 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty DRW SuperCab

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Jaguar 2004 xtype diesel cut out


have you checked the glow plugs if they are ok then you need to calidrate your injectors.

May 10, 2009 | 2004 Jaguar X-Type

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Oil in coolant and engine will turn over and will not start...2005 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0 Diesel


oil in the coolant generally indicates a blown head gasket. If the head gasket is blown, oil and coolant could be getting into the cylinders. You should have a mechanic check it out. I don't know a whole lot about dianosinng diesels. If you can get the glow plugs out, turn it over and see it any water or oil blows out of the holes.

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