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Old 04-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Glow Plugs keep going out.

I bought 3 new LC4 plugs for my cars and my RS4 killed them all. I put the first one in, and after it didn't start for a while I checked the plug and it was dead. I grabbed a new one, checked it before putting it in. After the car failed to start, I checked the plug and it was dead also. 3rd one did the same, car never started.

Again this is on a RS4 with Nitro Star T3.0 engine.
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What is the voltage of your glow plug ignitor? I would try an O.S. A6 or A8 with that engine the LC4 is for a T-Max engine.

http://www.osengines.com/accys/glowplugs.html

HPI recommends a cold plug.

http://www.hpieurope.com/piw.php?lang=en&partNo=15107
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What is the voltage of your glow plug ignitor? I would try an O.S. A6 or A8 with that engine the LC4 is for a T-Max engine.

http://www.osengines.com/accys/glowplugs.html

HPI recommends a cold plug.

http://www.hpieurope.com/piw.php?lang=en&partNo=15107
I use a cable plug hocked up to a Duracell Procell 6v.

I've ran LC4s before as thats what my LHB carries. This is the my first time with this problem? Also, this isn't my first 6V, this a new one that I got.
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Glow plugs only require 1.5V, 6.0V could be burning up your glow plugs.
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Glow plugs only require 1.5V, 6.0V could be burning up your glow plugs.
I've been using a 6v for years, this is my 3rd battery, and this is the first this happened. Anyway I can use a reduced? I don't want to let this brand new 6v go to waste. I'm using a Hangar glow starter.
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Read - Final Thoughts #9

http://www.osengines.com/accys/choosing-glowplugs.html
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Default glo plugs

plug would glow that bright you coud burn hole in pistin//ha /ha or you could have worn engen that will blow plugs
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Smile glow plug hates 6 volts!

Your 6 volt battery need not go to waste....that's a 'camping lantern battery'.

It will remain a plug killer until you wear the battery and your wallet down.....really, don't use 'lantern battery'.
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