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« on: 23 September, 2017, 13:47:41 PM »

4d56 Ralliart chip 130000miles - EGR blanked - runs well - doesn't burn oil.

Despite a new set of 4 Millner "Equivalent" glowplugs, the cold starting performance seems very sluggish.
I'd go so far as to say it was starting better before with just 3 functioning NGK plugs.
Tried a couple of heating cycles - makes no difference.
Cranks for at least 5 seconds than starts and idles smoothly but a good spurt of white smoke.

Relay switching is fine, with ecu switching data as expected.
Is it even possible to get the glowplug supply rail off to test them individually in situ?
Or am I going to have to strip the inlet manifold again?
Just cursing that I didn't test/warm the new glow plugs on current a few times before replacing the manifold.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: 24 September, 2017, 15:54:45 PM »

Glow plugs are one of the few Milners products I don't rate NGK are much better.
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« Reply #2 on: 24 September, 2017, 21:06:25 PM »

Did wonder ........ the NGK with their slim pointy tips have always worked very well in other cars I've had.
I'll be hacked off if turns out that the cheapo's are to blame, I was in a rush to get them the same day.
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« Reply #3 on: 20 November, 2017, 20:33:26 PM »

UPDATE:
The temperatures have been around freezing last weekend, and cold starting has become almost impossible.
So I've tested the glow plugs following the official procedures, and found the glow plug rail was open circuit to earth.
(So all FOUR Millner budget plugs have failed - fitted new in September)
The 3 good NGKs that I saved are tested and back in again - and starting is now almost instant.
There's another NGK ordered, I'm sure this will provide a perfect fix.
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« Reply #4 on: 22 November, 2017, 08:55:11 AM »

I have had the same set of NGKs in mine for seven years now.Cue immediate breakdown!
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« Reply #5 on: 04 December, 2017, 13:44:11 PM »

Now finally equipped with a full set of 4 genuine NGKs and cold starting is instant, at the first touch of the key.
No smoking or rattling, just fires up smoothly every time.
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