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Changing glow plugs on a 2005 navara

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Navaramog, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Navaramog

    Navaramog New Member

    Sorry it's been done to death, but my navara has just clicked over 200,000 so I think it's time to change my glow plugs.

    Is it an easy job or should I leave it for the experts?

    Does anyone know where I can find a service manual online might make it easier for me when I'm going to change them.


  2. muc the truck

    muc the truck Well-Known Member

    if its getting hard to start in winter yes do them , ebay is great place for manuals on cd, you print out the page you need and it doesn't mater if it gets grease all over it. Buy a reputable brand glow plug like bosch etc , ebay is fine there too.

    One thing that you will not find written in your work shop manual when removing glow plugs.
    be bloody patient and do not force the glow plug undone. it will most likely snap off.
    First tap them with a socket on them so it shocks a crack in the carbon deposits that have baked in the thread. then try removal . if its still very tight tap some more . remember there just a hollow jug element they will snap if forced and it will often mean a head removal to fix them . I have not broken one but have seen people skip the tapping method and do it, then just charge the customer the labour to fix there mistake.
  3. nathan253

    nathan253 New Member

    G'day Rob, have a look on here for all your Nav questions, and there are links to service manuals as well

  4. Navaramog

    Navaramog New Member

    Thanks guys. I'll give it a go over the weekend.

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