The Beginner’s Guide to 60 Powerstroke Glow Plugs

Written by Custom Wheels Direct. Posted in 6.0 powerstroke heads, Ambulances, Common rail injectors

There were about 8 million diesel passenger vehicles on the road in 2016, which is an increase from 2014 when only 1.5% of light duty vehicles were diesel powered. When cars or pickup trucks have a diesel engine, it is important to know what is happening under the hood. For example, let’s say you have a diesel vehicle with 6.0 powerstroke glow plugs. You might wonder, what are 6.0 powerstroke glow plugs? Do they need to be replaced? Also, do I need to keep them clean?

What Are 6.0 Powerstroke Glow Plugs?

A glow plug in a diesel engine is a heating device that assists the starting of the engine when the temperature is below a certain point. In cold weather it is not uncommon for a diesel engine to have some trouble turning over. A glow plug helps the engine do this by igniting the fuel system in conditions the engine normally wouldn’t be able to in. It’s a good idea to check that you have quality glow plugs before the winter season.

When to Replace