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Nov 08, 2017, 04:03 PM
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Difference between a Kero plug and glow plug?


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?

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Nov 08, 2017, 06:47 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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