Injector and Glow Plug Removal
Published: 16 October 2018
Injectors, glow plugs, and spark plugs are all screwed into the cylinder head of an engine and often become stuck and need to be extracted by a specialist. The cause is water and dirt ingress, causing the two items to fuse together so tightly that only an experienced engineer can separate them.
The removal of seized, snapped injectors and glow plugs from cylinder heads can save the engine owner a lot of time and money, when it is performed efficiently. The opposite is true when they are badly removed, causing unnecessary damage to a valuable cylinder head and possibly the engine.
Many tool companies will sell injector and glow plug removal tool kits. There are many different kits for many different types of injector. However, what they don’t tell you is that a level of skill and experience is required to go with it. This is especially true if someone has previously tried before appointing the services of an experienced engineer.
Amateurs tend to immediately go for ‘brute force’ and leave an aftermath of snapped and broken stumps. The more knowledgeable technician must find a solution first.
The experienced “puller” has in their armoury, years of accumulated ‘know-how’, from gentle persuasion to numerous tons of hydraulic force. The trick is knowing what to use and when!
When the job is completed the head will be left clean, with all swarf removed and seats cleaned, ready for new parts to be fitted.
This service is available at your premises or in our workshop. Ask for a quote.
Get the job done right, the first time!
Thomas Group are in a unique position as Fuel Injection Engineers. We can offer repair or replacement injectors at trade prices. We have over 40 years of experience in getting your engine back running at optimum performance levels.