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Old 10th November 2019, 03:52 PM
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Not 100% sure, but I think the ceramics were long gone by the time the 4.2TDI came. They were only used for a year and were a disaster as they would shatter and ruin the engine. The fix was to fit steel glow plugs and recode for a lower voltage 4.4v vs. 12v

The ceramic ones had a white band.
http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/a.../t-134034.html
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Old 10th November 2019, 07:11 PM
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Not 100% sure, but I think the ceramics were long gone by the time the 4.2TDI came. They were only used for a year and were a disaster as they would shatter and ruin the engine. The fix was to fit steel glow plugs and recode for a lower voltage 4.4v vs. 12v

The ceramic ones had a white band.
http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/a.../t-134034.html
Thanks for the link - loads of good info.
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