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ISS
08-13-2018, 05:31 PM
Hi All.
I have a 2012 Sprinter 2500 3.0 engine.
Need to replace two glow plugs #5 and #6
Call dealer and the P/N 0011597101.
Two questions:
1. Should I just do them all in once or just two?
2. Is these plugs a 4.4 volt or 7?
Dealer wants $60 + tax for each, so I'm trying to find a different source.
Thank you.

lindenengineering
08-14-2018, 12:23 AM
You have steel glows installed. 001 159 71 01
These are paired with controller A642 900 7801.

The glow plugs at the dealer are $30 each trade price and $40 list.
The shop being on its own cost center is up lifting the charge out price tariff rate by the customary integer of 1,5 hence $60 each.

The glows are Beru std factory install and Bosch has an equivalent at about $30 retail.
Dennis

ISS
08-14-2018, 03:44 AM
Thank you. I've got a Bosch from a shop $20 each. They will replace it in a few days. Can't do it doday going to Montana. So, as soon as I come back I will replace 'em.

CJPJ
08-14-2018, 03:58 AM
Hi All.
I have a 2012 Sprinter 2500 3.0 engine.
Need to replace two glow plugs #5 and #6
Call dealer and the P/N 0011597101.
Two questions:
1. Should I just do them all in once or just two?


Replaceing them one at a time - has worked for me. So far I've replaced 5 & 6.

ISS
08-14-2018, 04:04 AM
Replaceing them one at a time - has worked for me. So far I've replaced 5 & 6.
Hi.
How many miles you put on 'em since?

CJPJ
08-14-2018, 04:10 AM
A lot. It's been a couple years since the last one, and a year between the first and second.

ISS
08-14-2018, 04:12 AM
Thank you.

smiller
08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Whether to replace all or just the bad ones is a judgment call. All you really need to do is replace the bad ones but there are some reasons to replace them all, especially if the others have several years/high mileage on them. Another factor is the potential for stuck plugs, not as common on the V6 but the longer they are in there the more potential for corrosion in the bore so some feel it's best to not let too many years/miles go by. Another factor is cost, at $60 each (wow) four extra plugs add up, but SD Euro will sell you Bosch replacements for $20 each and that makes the decision easier.

FWIW I recently replaced all of mine on a 2007 V6 (two were bad, but the vehicle was ten years old with 70k miles so what the hell) and all the plugs came out easily.

lindenengineering
08-14-2018, 03:01 PM
Whether to replace all or just the bad ones is a judgment call. All you really need to do is replace the bad ones but there are some reasons to replace them all, especially if the others have several years/high mileage on them. Another factor is the potential for stuck plugs, not as common on the V6 but the longer they are in there the more potential for corrosion in the bore so some feel it's best to not let too many years/miles go by. Another factor is cost, at $60 each (wow) four extra plugs add up, but SD Euro will sell you Bosch replacements for $20 each and that makes the decision easier.

FWIW I recently replaced all of mine on a 2007 V6 (two were bad, but the vehicle was ten years old with 70k miles so what the hell) and all the plugs came out easily.

at $60 each
You folks want 5 star receptions and dealer shops with chocolate box interiors, places that would put the Taj Mahal to shame!
So Starbucks and snacks come at a cost!--1,5 integers are the norm and some places even charge @ 2,00 to cover the cost of doing business . My nearest Maserati & Bentley dealer charges @ 2,25 integer
In more frugal times in (post war Europe) dealer shops were under a set of railway arches re-purposed for the job was the order of the day !
Lower overheads and the cost of doing business folks!
You wanted it (lux) Now you got it!
Dennis

smiller
08-14-2018, 03:11 PM
at $60 each
You folks want 5 star receptions and dealer shops with chocolate box interiors, places that would put the Taj Mahal to shame!

On the contrary I would guess that most here do not want that stuff, much less pay multiple x markup for it.

lindenengineering
08-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Yes and the dealer shop reactions are normally if you can't afford it, there is/are the Independents--or DIY it! try them/that avenue!
Again its the cost of doing business and dealers cater for profit earning customers, just as food stores & restaurants do!~
Profit isn't a dirty word!
Dennis

ISS
08-16-2018, 10:48 PM
All done!!!
Two glow plugs ( 5 and 6 ) plus 1.5 hr.
Reset the codes and all good again!!!!✌✌✌😎😎😎
Cost:
2 plugs- $37
Labor- $75
Total + tax = $123
Thank you all!!!

ISS
08-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Here is a few pics.
And a look at the milage , lol