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I have a '89' hilux dual cab 2.8 diesel, just finished putting new head on and new glo plugs, and the 80 amp glo plug fuse keeps blowing so cant start the car to see if everything is working, why does it keep blowing? the glow plug strap dosnt seem to be touching anything else and i wrapped it up in electrical tape just to make sure but still keeps blowing, please help, cheers

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Might be that there is a defective glow plug there. can be that one of those glow plugs has a prob with its own insulation and is causing a short circuit.

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