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Cooper D glow plugs

Hello all, I have replaced the oil and filters on my 2010 1.6D clubman and now I'm going to replace the glow plugs (it's done 80,000 miles and I had assumed this would be straight-forward...!). Can somebody point out how to get to the glow plugs, as it is not immediately apparent?!

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A lot of stripping down! My Cooper D Clubby has done 135,000 miles with the original glow plugs and they are still in good working order. If they don't need changed then leave them alone. If you snap them then your up shyt creek without a paddle!

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Hello all, I have replaced the oil and filters on my 2010 1.6D clubman and now I'm going to replace the glow plugs (it's done 80,000 miles and I had assumed this would be straight-forward...!). Can somebody point out how to get to the glow plugs, as it is not immediately apparent?!
i have replaced so many cylinder heads on these hdi egines because glowplugs snap off when removing them, also have found they always break off in the worst way so cant even use a removal tool because wont drill correctly,, saying that i have replaced hundreds of glowplugs with out snapping them,,
1. get engine so hot the fans come on,
2. use a 1/4 drive socket set and small rachet and just keep flexing it until it moves.
3. wd 40 them for a few weeks before trying or use deep creep oil its on ebay.
4 DO NOT TRY AND REMOVE THEM COLD ITS A ALLOY HEAD AND STEEL GLOWPLUGS ALLOY LETS GO WITH HEAT AND GOES TIGHT WITH COLD.
scan the car if no fault codes for glowplugs leave well alone, if all plugs show failed replace the glow plug relay before starting the glowplug nightmare.
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