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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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glow plug issue?

i have 2007 lbz i replaced the glow plugs because a few slowly started going out and replaced them with Ac delco and worked fine for about a week and then all 8 are out again but the truck still starts fine. but im just curious what could be causing the problem or if i just got a bad batch of plugs?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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Recently saw this issue at my shop, the glow plug control module took a dump on the customer. Maybe the next step before trying more glow plugs which is hard to believe.

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i have 2007 lbz i replaced the glow plugs because a few slowly started going out and replaced them with Ac delco and worked fine for about a week and then all 8 are out again but the truck still starts fine. but im just curious what could be causing the problem or if i just got a bad batch of plugs?
Did you check the bad one when you removed them? I assume that they just fail open circuit, that is the heater element just burns out opens up. I've got 3 out but reluctant to change them because the LBZ starts fine in winter. My only concern is that if they burn out is there a posibility that material may break off inside.

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Usually, when you start seeing GPs drop out, it's after a bad battery event.
Low voltage conditions do them in.

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Usually, when you start seeing GPs drop out, it's after a bad battery event.
Low voltage conditions do them in.
what is the reason for that? If voltage is lower they are kept on longer by the controller. The current should be lower unless they are pulse width modulated?

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They run on amps, not volts.
Volts deliver the amps...no volts, no amps.

Don't know the technical whys and nots....just noticed a trend in failure comes after a battery event.

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Given equal watts, when voltage decreases amperage increases. So that is likely what would cause a glow plug to fail under low voltage conditions.

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