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Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« on: 09 October 2017, 06:15:33 »

Hi everyone,
my 2.5 TD needs new glow plugs before it gets cold.
Can anyone tell me if I need to remove the windshield wipers motor to get the intake manifold off?

regards Hans
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #1 on: 09 October 2017, 15:10:00 »

No. :y
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #2 on: 09 October 2017, 15:15:03 »

No. :y

Come on Chris ...... it's his first post  ;)
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #3 on: 09 October 2017, 15:19:13 »

Hi everyone,
my 2.5 TD needs new glow plugs before it gets cold.
Can anyone tell me if I need to remove the windshield wipers motor to get the intake manifold off?

regards Hans

The wiper arms need to come off, then the plastic scuttle at the bottom of the windscreen. the wiper assembly is held in place by 4 hexagon headed self tappers ..... be careful you don't scratch your wing as it comes out (assuming it's similar to a right hand drive car)
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« Reply #4 on: 09 October 2017, 15:21:22 »

True.  :-[  I should have said, you don't need to remove the wiper motor, not " No I'm not going to tell you." :y
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
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« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2017, 16:21:12 »

When removing the scuttle, the 90' plastic fixings are not captive, so if left in the scuttle as you remove it, they need little encouragement to ping all over the engine bay. Don't ask how I know this. :-[
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #7 on: 09 October 2017, 17:23:33 »

Hi everyone,
my 2.5 TD needs new glow plugs before it gets cold.
Can anyone tell me if I need to remove the windshield wipers motor to get the intake manifold off?

regards Hans
I owned a TD for over 10yrs & never had to remove the scuttle to take off the intake manifold. only thing I would advise is stuff some rag or something between the starter motor & engine block so,s if you drop a nut it cant get lost behind that area. also I always used a rover stockist to buy the gaskets ,, found them a lot cheaper than vx or bmw
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #8 on: 09 October 2017, 17:55:35 »

Pretty certain the scuttle can stay on.

Last glow plugs I did on my old TD was done in my lunch hour, and still had tie for a cuppa :)
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #9 on: 09 October 2017, 18:51:41 »

......

Last glow plugs I did  .....

 ..... on my Merc, one of the @*!?ers snapped  :: ??? And I gave up on another before I ended up with 2 snapped. WTF did someone think it was a good idea to make glow plugs so slim?    >:(
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #10 on: 09 October 2017, 18:56:04 »

Thanks for your swift replies  :y :y  :y
Just got a suitable torque wrench, so I'll try next weekend...
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #11 on: 09 October 2017, 18:56:31 »

Hi everyone,
my 2.5 TD needs new glow plugs before it gets cold.
Can anyone tell me if I need to remove the windshield wipers motor to get the intake manifold off?

regards Hans
I owned a TD for over 10yrs & never had to remove the scuttle to take off the intake manifold. only thing I would advise is stuff some rag or something between the starter motor & engine block so,s if you drop a nut it cant get lost behind that area. also I always used a rover stockist to buy the gaskets ,, found them a lot cheaper than vx or bmw

Can't remember taking mine off either. :-\ :y
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #12 on: 09 October 2017, 18:56:38 »

Aye, I have a sheared one on the Zafira ;D. Bloody silly design.
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Re: Omega 2.5TD glow plugs
« Reply #13 on: 15 October 2017, 19:31:12 »

So far I only have changed one of  two defective glow plugs - without touching the intake manifold.
Since I'm not driving much in winter I will wait and see....
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