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Nov 08, 2017, 05:03 PM
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Difference between a Kero plug and glow plug?


Hello,

Could someone explain to me what the difference is between a Kero plug and a glow plug? They look very similar but the price difference is huge.

Also would it be possible just to use like an electronic spark ignitor to ignite the kerosene?

Thanks
Tom
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Nov 08, 2017, 07:47 PM
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Depends on what you are looking at. For a while... there was a heavy duty igniter that a few companies were putting out. It was kind of short lived since they started to just make engine "Kero-start", and they became a built in part. It was a solid rod that would stick out of the body, and was built for turbines. A glowplug is for a glow engine with a thin platinum wire. For a glowplug to work, you have to pull out a couple of the coils to expose them.

If you have a "Gas-Start" engine... just use a glowplug. Unless you have an issue with the ECU, they last for a very long time.


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