Made in Italy - Etecno - ET1 Glow Plugs
Etecno have been designing and manufacturing glow plugs in Italy for over 30 years. Their history of innovation and ongoing commitment to product development will ensure they continue to be an industry leader both now and in the future.
GENESIS is a new generation Double-Coil glow plug that can be substituted for all older STANDARD models.
- 2 year unlimited klm warranty
- Designed and Manufactured in Italy
How do you test a glow plug?
The best way to test your glow plugs is with an ohm meter. Place one lead on the terminal and the other on the heating element. If it registers 0.00 then the plug is bad. When a glow plug wears out, it is important to replaced ALL of the glow plugs.
Common causes of Glow Plug failure
You may not notice when just one plug goes bad, but if two, three or more start to fail, the engine will become very difficult to start.Over-voltage is the most common cause of glow plug failure as well as excessive oil consumption, Injectors not functioning correctly can also cause plug failure. For vehicles that use a Glow Plug Relay it is harder to tell when your plugs are failing.When fitting new glow plugs always test the timer is operating correctly. Older engines used a glow period of up to 21 seconds where as more modern engines only use around a 6 to 8 second heat period and provide after glow at a reduced voltage. Glow plug damage can also occur with the increased vibration and heat from incorrect pump timing or if the engine is over fueled. When a glow plug wears out, it is important to replaced ALL of the glow plugs.
General Installation Instructions
- Ensure engine glow plug holes are clean to allow for easier insertion.
- Apply anti seize compound then finger tighten the glow plug up to plug seat, then re tighten to 1.5 - 2.0 kg-m.
- Follow heating conditions as specified by the engine manufacturer.