Glow plugs extend into the cylinder of the diesel engine and heat up to temperatures of up to 1000°C. This extreme heat is required to ensure the cold start of a diesel engine even in winter, with icy temperatures of up to -40°C. The glow plugs are produced with heat-resistant metal and twin heating coil technology to create optimum thermal transfer and high insulation capacity against leakage currents or flashovers.
The inside of the glow plug has a special rubber seal to prevent it from absorbing any moisture and corroding the plug.
Meyle AG provides over 130 Meyle-Original glow plugs for all standard applications. All plugs are manufactured by OE specifications for diesel vehicles.
In addition, Meyle also provides around 60 glow-time control unit kits which include the control unit and the appropriate glow plugs.
Glow plugs should be replaced every 50,000 to 62,000 miles to prevent malfunction due to wear. Worn glow plugs may cause serious starting problems, especially during cold temperatures in the autumn and winter months, and lead to the engine not running smoothly, causing an increase in pollutant emissions and smoke development.