E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N57 / M57 Turbo Diesel Discussions - 335d > Glow Plug Morning....



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
F32Fleet
BMWCCA since '03
F32Fleet's Avatar
United_States
472
Rep
6,530
Posts

Drives: 2015 435i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southeastern US

iTrader: (0)

Glow Plug Morning....

Burrrr. Still she started right up.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
Mark M
Major
Mark M's Avatar
United_States
123
Rep
1,266
Posts

Drives: E30M3 E83X3 E90335D
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lancaster, PA

iTrader: (0)

How do you know? Does a light come on or something?
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
Got_Diesel
Second Lieutenant
11
Rep
294
Posts

Drives: 335d
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
How do you know? Does a light come on or something?
yes, when you push the starter button, it pauses for a second and a yellow light that looks like a coil illuminates for a second. then it starts right up!
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
joe_planet
Captain
United_States
30
Rep
807
Posts

Drives: 2011 X5d
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: DFW

iTrader: (1)

ya those glow plugs go 1000 degrees in a fraction of a second, isnt technology great?
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
cptcrunch
Captain Crunch
cptcrunch's Avatar
83
Rep
512
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cincinnati

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_planet View Post
ya those glow plugs go 1000 degrees in a fraction of a second, isnt technology great?
I'm reminded of the old days where you had to put the key in the "ON" position and wait for the glowplug light to either go out or come on and then crank the motor in order to start the car. How they go from ambient temperature to 1k in 1.5 seconds is beyond me.
__________________
Current: BMW Welt Delivery 4/14/16: European Delivery - 2016 340i EBII/Saddle - ZMP | ZCW | ZDA | ZLP | ZTP | M Adaptive | Rear Shades | MPPSK Before and After Dyno
Retired: 2011 335D Space Grey/Black - ZSP | ZPP | ZCW | 6FL | Sat Radio | Nav | $600 Base Audio Upgrade
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
joe_planet
Captain
United_States
30
Rep
807
Posts

Drives: 2011 X5d
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: DFW

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cptcrunch View Post
I'm reminded of the old days where you had to put the key in the "ON" position and wait for the glowplug light to either go out or come on and then crank the motor in order to start the car. How they go from ambient temperature to 1k in 1.5 seconds is beyond me.
lots and lots of current
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
Wrecker335d
OEF Vet
Wrecker335d's Avatar
United_States
239
Rep
1,310
Posts

Drives: unfiltered diesel
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

The 1998 Frieghtliner I was driving today had a 15 second wait this morning . I'm still amazed how quick these glow plugs can warm up.
__________________
Mods: BPC Stage 3, Meth Injection, BDP downpipe, Wagner intercooler, Koni Yellow/Swift Springs, M3 Control Arms/Strut Bar, MB Quartz Kit/Alpine Amp
Best 1/4mi: 12.24s @ 113.88Mi/h
Dyno: 350whp
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
dzlmoose
Lieutenant
dzlmoose's Avatar
Egypt
77
Rep
548
Posts

Drives: Trek 7.2, 2001 M5
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

I remember when I had '90 Jetta Diesel how I used to have to plug it in at night so I could start it.

The car had a choke to. Oh man I was lucky that we lived on a steep hill cuz some night we would forget to plug it and I would have to jump start it.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #9
335dFan
Jumping Jack Flash
335dFan's Avatar
United_States
40
Rep
1,333
Posts

Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: California (east of Sacramento)

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by dzlmoose View Post
I remember when I had '90 Jetta Diesel how I used to have to plug it in at night so I could start it.

The car had a choke to. Oh man I was lucky that we lived on a steep hill cuz some night we would forget to plug it and I would have to jump start it.
I had a block heater on my '86 Jetta diesel that made everything easy, but I did have to change out the glow plugs once in a while.
__________________
Quaife LSD w/VAC finned diff cover, M3 Rear SF Bushings, M3 sways & M3 OEM Susp Front/Rear Component Kits (w/o strut brace), GC Caster/Camber Plates, Íhlins R&T coilovers, Goodrich SS brake lines, non-staggered APEX ARC-8 18" wheels with Michelin PSS.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:40 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST