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Old 06-28-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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Is there any science to picking a glow plug?

I have a Duratrax Thunderquake with a stock Torq 21 in it. No racing, just running around the back yard.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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Not really a science, but get a medium plug like a McCoy #8 or equivelent.
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Yep, McCoy MC8 or MC9 should do the job.
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use the MC8 and it'll work
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I have these glow plugs and I can't seem to get my engine started?


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Is there any length of time that they should be replaced or should you just check them every time to make sure the coil completely glows?
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Is there any science to picking a glow plug?

I have a Duratrax Thunderquake with a stock Torq 21 in it. No racing, just running around the back yard.


I remember the days when i had 1 of those.....My first real Nitro MT.....good old times.
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Bump for my second question.
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just run em till they stop working...

some last for one tank, others last for multiple gallons
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Is there any length of time that they should be replaced or should you just check them every time to make sure the coil completely glows?
For weekly racing I never replace mine unless my tune starts acting funny. I've ran the same plug for months at a time without any issues. I usually put in a new one and check the tune on the weekend of bigger races.
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Thanks for the info. I'll have to go through mine and see if any are bad. I like to keep an extra one for after i put my after run oil in, then I won't get a good plug oil soaked.
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Plugs are funny things, they can last a couple gallons or less than a tank.... Just continue to use a plug till it either wont glow or it starts to give tuning issues. Always keep a couple spare in your pitbox on you'll be fine!
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