Seized and broken Heater / Glow plugs


We can remove seized / broken heater / Glow plugs from the following vehicles.......

We can also fit inserts to repair any damaged threads.....

Many modern diesel engine'd vehicles suffer from failed or seized in Heater or Glow plugs, as these are required to either start the

vehicle from cold, Aid in the running of the engine or to aid during the cleaning of diesel particulate filters (DPF). They have become an even

more important part of the engines operation, in addition to this, the failure can illuminate the engine management warning lamp which

is an M.O.T Test failure point (currently proposed only) or fail to allow the engine to clean the DPF would also be an MOT failure as this will also illuminate the warning lamp

and can cause a multitude of running problems inc the renewal of the DPF itself, at very high cost due to the platinum within the DPF.

as well as the cause of many common running issues.When it comes to repairing or replacing these plugs many are seized into the

cylinder head and snap off with minimal force being applied. This is where we come in and remove these damaged or seized plugs at

a reasonable cost without removing the cylinder head and creating other associated costs. (although some parts may need removing to allow access)

Please note it is the customers responsibility to ensure access to the Heater / Glow plug is sufficient and reasonable (unless we prepare the vehicle),

the more difficult the access the harder the job and the higher the chance of damage to threads etc. this includes removal of any pipework / wiring / manifolds etc etc

and in the worst case could involve engine removal, where theses plugs are situated in such a position that access is not otherwise possible.

Make specific tools

BMW 4 & 6 Cylinder engines in the  318, 320, 325, 330, 335 Engine code M47 &M57

BMW 2.0d , 120d, E81/87(06-09) E81/82/87 (06-09), 123d  E81/82/87 (07-09) 318d E90/91 (07-09) E90/91/92 (05-09) 520d E60/61 (06-08)

BMW X3 E83 (07-09) Engine code N47 / N47S MC D20A-D20B 118d

Fiat Ducato / Iveco Daily 2.3 & 3.0 MJ Multijet Engines

Fiat 1.3 MJ multijet Engines

Land Rover / Range Rover / Discovery / Jaguar V6 Engines

Mercedes Benz A class OM640 (2.0L) in the A class (W169 & A160, A180, A200CDI)

Mercedes Benz B class OM640 (2.0L) in the B class (W245 & B180, B200 CDI)

Mercedes Benz V6 2.8 litre, 3.2 litre fitted in the C, E, M, R, S class cars and the new Sprinter and Viano 

Renault engine 1.5, 1.9, 2.2, 2.5 dci - K9K, F9Q, G9U, G9T - Fitted in the Meganne, Vivaro, Traffic, Primastar etc.

Subaru Boxer 2.0L EJ20

Ssangyong 2.0 D 200, 2.7 D 270 2.7 D - Rodius, Actyon, Kyron, Rexton, Rexton 2 - D27DT/665.926, D20DT, D20DT/664.951, D27DT/665.925, D20DT/664.950, D27DT/665.935


Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Traffic, Nissan Primastar and others with the M9R 2.0 dci engine 

VW Audi V6 Tdi

All backed up by a full range of Universal tools to cover the more exotic vehicles or where Make specific tools are not available

8mm Universal glow plug removal kit

9mm Universal glow plug removal kit

10mm Universal glow plug removal kit

Snapped off Heater / Glow plug elements

The biggest issue with removing snapped off glow plug tips is the same as removing the plugs themselves, access is the biggest problem and the better the access the easier the removal. 

a few of these glow plugs have a size consistent along their length and the same as the hole they fit into all the way into the cylinder this can add the additional risks of the tip pushing into the engine 

meaning a cylinder head removal is required. the only way around this is great care and gentle work which usually wins.

Therefore we also carry the necessary equipment for the removal of snapped off element or the tips from Heater / Glow plugs for......

M8 x 1, M9 x 1, M10 x 1 & M10 x 1.25



Xsara 1.4 HDI  8HX (DV4TD)

Xsara Break 1.4 HDI  8HX (DV4TD)

Xsara Coupe 1.4 HDI  8HX (DV4TD)

Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDI  DV6TED4

Berlingo 1.6 HDI  DV6ATED4

C2 1.4 HDI 8HX(DV4TD)

C2 1.6 9HZ (DV6TED4)

C3 (FC_) 1.4 HDI 8HX (DV4TD)

C3 (FC_) 1.4 HDI 16V 8HY (DV4TE4D)

C3 (FC_) 1.6 HDI 16V DV6TED4

C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDI 9HX(DV4TD)

C4 Coupe 1.6 HDI110 FAP DV6TED4

C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 HDI 110 FAP 9HY (DV6TED4), 9HZ (DV6TED4)

C5 1.6 HDI DV6TED4

C5 Break (RE) 1.6 HDI 9HY (DV6TED4)


Liana / Kombi 1.4 DDIS 8HY


Aygo 1.4 HDI 2WZ-TV


2 1.4 CD F6JA


S 40 2 1.6 D D4164T

V 50 1.6 D D4164T



Fiesta V 1.4 TDCI F6JA, F6JB

Focus C-Max 1.6 TDCI - HHDA, HHDB, G8DA, G9DB

Focus 2 1.6 TDCI - HHDA, HHDB, G8DA, G8DB

Fusion 1.4 TDCI - F6JA, F6JB

Fusion 1.6 TDCI - HHJA, HHJB

Transit 2.0 and 2.2


Vans, Horseboxes, Motorhomes


107 1.4 HDI DV4

206 (2A/C) 1.4 HDI ECO70 - 8HX(DV4TD), 9HY(DV6TED)

206 SW (2E/K) 1.4  HDI - 8HX(DV4TD)

206 SW (2E/K) 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HY(DV6TED)

206 CC (2D) 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HZ(DV6TED4)

207 1.4 HDI - DV4

207 1.6 HDI - 9HX(DV6ATED4), 9HY(DV6TED4), 9HZ(DV6TED4)

307 (3A/C) 1.4 HDI - 8HX(DV4TD), 8HZ(DV4TD)

307 (3A/C) 1.6 HDI - DV6

307 (3A/C) 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HY(DV6TED4)

307 BREAK (3E) 1.6 HDI - DV6

307 BREAK (3E) 1.6 HDI - 9HY (DV6TED4)

307 SW (3H) 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HY (DV6TED4)

407 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HY (DV6TED4)

407 SW 1.6 HDI FAP 110 - 9HY (DV6TED4)

1007 1.4 HDI - 8HX (DV4TD), 8HZ (DV4TD)

Heater & Glow plug tube & seat cutting / cleaning or tips

To avoid the bypassing of engine gasses causing further running issues we are also fully equipped to re-cut and clean out all Heater / Glow

plug tubes and seats of the following sizes.....

M8 X 1 - 90 & 120 degrees seats

M9 X 1 - 90 degrees seat

M10 X 1 - 60 & 90 degrees seats

M10 x 1.25 - 60 & 90 degree seats

M12 x 1.25 - 60 degree seat

Glow Plug thread repair

Multiple sized thread repair's including the following sizes for glow plug and spark plug thread repair / replacement

M14 - M16 x 1.25 Threaded insert for spark plugs

M12 - M14 x 1.25 Threaded insert for spark plugs

M12 - M14 x 1.25 Threaded insert for glow plugs

M9 - M12 Threaded inserts

M10 - M12 x 1 Threaded insert

M10 - M12 x 1.25 Threaded insert

M8 - M10 x 1 Threaded insert

See our Spark Erosion section where we removed a snapped off easy out from inside a broken glow plug before removing the plug itself